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Shocking Oil Sands before and after

What are Oil Sands? Oil sands are a natural mixture of sand, water, clay and a type of oil called bitumen. Due to their dark, sticky appearance, they’re often called “tar…

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What Are Oil Sands And Why Are They So Dangerous?

Canada has positioned itself as a global leader in tackling climate change.‌1 But it also has a dirty secret that undermines that reputation – its highly polluting oil sands industry.2 In brief, this is what you need to know about oil sands. What are oil…
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Oil and Gas Canada: News on Canada's Energy

As the second-largest country in the world by land mass, Canada is rich in resources. Its energy generation comprises a diverse mix of oil, gas, coal, nuclear, geothermal, hydro, solar and wind. Accounting for 38.7 and 35.2 per cent respectively, oil and gas in Canada…
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The Environmental Impact of Oil Sands

The environmental impact of Canada’s oil sands can be measured in several ways. Firstly, by the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions they cause. Secondly, by the consequences of the enormous toxic tailings ponds they produce. Thirdly, through the repercussions of oil leaks from…
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The Athabasca River, Canada

The Athabasca River is the longest river in Alberta, Canada.1 Beginning in the Canadian Rocky Mountains at Jasper National Park, it meanders northeast before ending its 765 mile-long course in Lake Athabasca.2 This journey takes it through the centre of Alberta’s oil sands…
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Cleanup Detroit: Actions to become green

Detroit was once the heart of American industry. Then came the crisis – a quarter of the people left the city. A lot of space for new things. Also for a healthier and better way of life. But therefore, some actions were needed to cleanup Detroit. The Greening of…
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CLARITY EXISTING PETCOKE IN ECORSE NOT RIVER ROUGE

Friday and Saturday (August 30-31 2013) were times of community gathering in River Rouge – it was River Rouge Appreciation Day and about 100 people came out to Belanger Park for food, discussion, and entertainment. During the event I was given the opportunity to discuss…
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Canada's Oil Pipelines: Danger of Aging

Old pipelines leak more than new ones Canada’s oil pipelines have one major weakness: aging. The Pegasus Pipeline primer on TransCanada’s West-East pipeline was 65 years old when it ruptured. Older pipelines, which have undergone decades of wear and corrosion, can be…
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Oil Sands Companies

Oil sands are a type of unconventional petrol deposit, most of which are located in Alberta, Canada. Oil sands in Canada are the world’s third largest reserve of oil, behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Oil sands companies have secured Canada’s place in the global oil…
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Shocking Oil Sands before and after

What are Oil Sands? Oil sands are a natural mixture of sand, water, clay and a type of oil called bitumen. Due to their dark, sticky appearance, they’re often called “tar sands” – although it’s actually the bitumen that forms the thick…
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Everything You Need to Know About Fossil Fuel Power

Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons, primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas, formed from the remains of dead plants and animals. They are a major source of energy globally, however burning fossil fuels for energy contributes to rising emissions which drives climate…