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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…
Oil Sands

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…