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UI students report on Canadian tar sands for final projects

Nick Fetty | December 19, 2014

Students in the University of Iowa’s Environmental Justice course have created a blog so they can publicly share their final papers about the Canadian tar sands. 220 more words


Not Alone: The Social Problems of Oil Boomtowns in Alberta and North Dakota

By: Rachel Greene

Without question, governments and corporations are quick to exploit resources. At surface level, promoting the extraction of natural resources seems to make perfect economic sense. 2,545 more words

U.S. Universities Becoming Another Site in Ongoing Tar Sands Debate

By: Kyle Vint

While debate rages on across the United States and Canada about the desirability of tar sands oil development—including the construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline—U.S. 1,607 more words

Harper Rules out Crackdown on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

‘We’re clearly not going to do it,’ PM tells Commons.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Dec 2014, TheTyee.ca

Oil prices recently incurred a 35 per cent drop.  445 more words


Rule #21: Coal mining

I had no idea we still mined coal. Not on a grand scale anyway. I thought coal went out with crappy western movies and chastity belts… 353 more words

Tar sands industry faces 'existential' $246 billion loss

The exploitation of Canada’s tar sands is more than just an environmental catastrophe. It’s also an turning into an economic disaster, with massive investments at risk as falling oil prices leave the tar sands stranded. 664 more words