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 ...
Numerous wildfires are currently blazing in Canada’s tar sands region in northern Alberta. In the image above, captured …
Her latest effort, “The Tar Sands Campaign Against the Overseas Export of Canadian Oil: Activism or Economic Sabotage?”, was posted last month. It’s impossible in a brief column to capture more than a glimpse into the origins …
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 …
Using data from a NASA satellite, researchers have found that the emission of pollutants from oil sands mining operations in ... and refining facilities where the oil sands are processed. Oil sands (also known as tar sands) are …
But a State Department review in 2013 found the effects would be minimal. The Canadian tar sands oil it would carry is likely to be extracted and burned regardless. But from an environmental and public safety standpoint, the risks of …
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 …
the Alberta Tar Sands – picture via Wikimedia Commons Reverence for Nature. Humans have always made use of the bounty of Nature. That will not (and ultimately, cannot) change. But if we truly believed Nature is sacred, would we …
Story Continues In a sign of the financial industry's growing concerns over the climate and business risks of fossil fuels, French insurance giant AXA announced at the summit that it will cease insuring the tar sands sector and new coal …