Mercury wafting out of oilsands operations is impacting an area – or “bull’s-eye” — that extends for about 19,000 square kilometres in northeast Alberta, according to federal scientists. Levels of the potent neurotoxin found near the massive ...
Dear EarthTalk: How is it that migrating birds are being negatively affected by oil extraction in Canada’s Boreal forest ... But environmentalists are worried about the impact of increasing “tar sands” oil development there and the impact ...
The past few months saw high-profile civil disobedience from Washington, D.C., to Ottawa against the Alberta tar sands and TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. Canada is currently the largest supplier of crude oil to the U.S., and the …
If we replace most plastics made with oil with plastics made with sulfur it would reduce demand for oil and put to use huge amounts of waste sulfur at the same time – the pyramids of sulfur pictured above are byproducts of the Alberta tar
Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the company reported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city …
Numerous wildfires are currently blazing in Canada’s tar sands region in northern Alberta. In the image above, captured …
Oil sands (also known as tar sands) are actually bitumen, a very thick and heavy form of oil that coats grains of sand and other minerals. Once extracted, that asphalt-like oil is partially refined so that it can be transported through pipelines to …
The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion was signed by 50 aboriginal groups in North America, who also plan to oppose tanker and rail projects in both countries, they said in a statement. Targets include projects proposed by Kinder …
"In a low oil market world, adding close to a million barrels a day of capacity out of the tar sands is a lifeline for that industry. You can't say it's going to find its way to market whether this pipeline is built," said attorney Doug Hayes with …
examining the transport of metal contaminants from the oil sands by air was published in Science of the Total …