Lately, it seems that Environment Minister Peter Kent is getting a little sensitive about criticism ... promoting development of the 'tar sands' and for cutting science funding. It seems that Kent is fighting back.
Take the Alberta oil sands, for example. Well, they're called oil sands for political reasons, but they're really made of …
Rick Perry has written to President Barack Obama criticizing his administration's energy policies, EPA regulations and failure to approve the construction of a pipeline to carry tar sands crude from ... rules designed to limit mercury
Alma Rodarte, manager of licensing for GE Gasification, said the high temperatures and pressures produced by gasification can turn such "bottom of the barrel" oil and other hydrocarbons into elemental substances allowing …
There's mercury ... oil sands." Independent scientists, to say nothing of people who live downstream of the mines in the First Nations' community of Fort Chipewyan, on Lake Athabasca, are skeptical. "It's inconceivable that you could move …
While the global carbon implications of Australian coal expansion is less than China, the report says it would be bigger than the well-publicised development of tar sands in Canada. With a carbon tax now in place to price domestic …
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 ...
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 …