ThinkProgress: Just one week after Al Jazeera discovered that regulatory responsibility for Alberta, Canada’s controversial tar sands would be handed over to a fossil-fuel funded corporation, federal scientists have found that the area’s viscous ...
Having oil or gas reserves, such as Canada's tar sands, often brings a questionable benefit to the ... Much of Quebec's rivers are barraged for hydro-electricity, causing mercury build-up. Asbestos mining continues. Forest areas the size of …
but for areas where there was an active tar sands operation, pollution (mercury, cadmium, lead and the like) was higher …
Leave behind heavy metals, mercury and naphthenic acids ... Considering that the 4 percent of U.S. oil consumption to be met by tar sands production might easily be made up by Americans driving smaller and driving less, I think not. …
10,000 protesters from Occupy and environmental movements surrounded the White House yesterday, urging Obama not to ink a deal for the Keystone Pipeline—a giant oil pipeline that would bring oil from Canada's controversial tar sands to …
The tar sands in Alberta and their negative impact ... of carcinogens in areas around and downstream from the tar sands. The pollutants found in the snow and waterways included mercury, lead, and thallium – all of which have the potential …
Last year, Canadian environmental researcher Jane Kirk discovered a 7,300-square-mile area of land and water surrounding the tar sands in Alberta that has been contaminated by mercury, possibly from oil mining. Earlier this month, Albany …
Unless you have been schooled in the process of producing oil from tar sands and transporting it ... which in 2008 landed in tailing ponds of “this toxic soup of arsenic, mercury and carcinogenic hydrocarbons.” Cannon fire now scares them …
According to internal documents obtained by Postmedia News, the government was urged to investigate recent scientific observations of a 40 per cent increase of mercury in bird eggs, considered to be a key environmental indicator of …
Washington - The controversial Keystone XL pipeline which would carry 700,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil from Alberta ... API’s refining issues manager, the San Jose Mercury News reports. “And construction of the pipeline would …