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Tar Sands Impact Air Pollution via Aerosols

Obviously we never thought that extracting oil from tar sands was ecologically friendly, but a new study published in Nature has found that, in Canada (but presumably everywhere else too), the process releases much more fine particle air pollution than previously believed. 459 more words


8,000 oil workers evacuated from Fort McMurray fire. Again.

Two weeks after it began, the Fort McMurray wildfire is continuing to burn out of control. On Monday, winds shifted and sent the fire in the direction of oil sands facilities. 120 more words

Climate & Energy

Trudeau, Canadian Media Mum as Threat From Climate Change Induced Wildfires Grows

To say that this spring has produced an insane, unprecedented early start to wildfire season in Canada would be a monster understatement. In fact, the area of land burned over Canada is now 22 times greater than for the same period last year. 1,425 more words

Climate Change

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Watch: A Canadian man’s security app sent him live video of his house burning down

A devastating wildfire in northern Alberta, Canada has destroyed over 2,400 homes and buildings so far. But for one homeowner in particular, the disaster came with an element of the surreal. 109 more words

Break Free or Burn in Hell: a Message From the Canadian Tar Sands #fortmcmurray

Climate change is a significant factor behind the momentous Canadian inferno. https://t.co/lBuB9Imc3z pic.twitter.com/IHQRVvRKc7

— CounterPunch (@NatCounterPunch) May 9, 2016

i had my suspicions about this fire being 

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Monster Fort McMurray Fire Slowed Sunday by Light Rain -- Despite Progress, Officials Expect Blaze to Burn for Months

“I’ve never seen anything like this. No-one has ever seen anything like this fire, the way it started, the way it spread, the way it traveled. 1,295 more words

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