A devastating wildfire continues to spread in northern Alberta, Canada, across the heart of the region’s oil sands—home to the world’s third largest reserves of crude oil. 228 more words
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Latest story in National Observer‘s Tar Sand Reporting Series.
During the week of April 18th I took in two forums on the pollution of the lower Great Lakes basin: Crossing Borders and Making Connections on April 19 in southwest Detroit, and then on the following evening, April 20, in Windsor: Pollution in our Midst: International Forum on Environmental Issues in the Lower Great Lakes Basin. 300 more words
The Institute for the Humanities and the Freshwater Lab presented “The Refined State: Tar Sands, Pet Coke, and the Front Lines of Great Lakes Oil Cities* 270 more words
So now we know that global temperature in February and March shattered a century-long record – and by the greatest margin ever seen. Annual heat records are fallling like ninepins, with 2015 demolishing the record set in 2014 for the hottest year seen, in data stretching back to 1850, while the UK Met Office expects 2016 to set a new record. 2,753 more words
After more than a week of being shut down due to an oil spill in southeastern South Dakota, TransCanada Corp. has restarted operations on the Keystone 1 pipeline at reduced rates. 433 more words