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Tar Sands Catastrophe: Months-Long Leak Still Bubbling Away

Four months after a leak was first noticed in a northern Alberta, Canada, tar sands field, operators still don’t know what caused it or how to stop it. Now a lake will be drained to try to find the source—a catastrophe that points up the industry’s failure to understand its own processes.

Posted on Sep 27, 2013 READ MORE



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German Scientists Cut Ties With Tar Sands

A prestigious German research center has dropped its involvement in a Canadian tar sands project for fear the association could damage its reputation.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Oh, Canada’s Become a Home for Record Fracking

Early last year, deep in the forests of northern British Columbia, workers for Apache Corp. used 259 million gallons of water and 50,000 tons of sand to frack 16 gas wells in what the company proclaimed the biggest hydraulic fracturing operation ever.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 READ MORE


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