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Harper's New Climate PR Campaign Is Downright Orwellian
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, climate change, Harper, Canada, tar sands, oil sands, Alberta, energy, muzzling, world, business )

Michael
- 26 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Facing criticism in the lead up to the U.N. Climate Summit, which prime minister Stephen Harper did not attend, the Harper Government released a new public outreach campaign through Environment Canada, praising the country's action on climate change.
Oilsands Air Pollutants Underestimated, Researchers Find
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, safety, scientists, environment, carcinogens, cancer, tar sands, oil sands, Canada, Alberta, Harper, discovery )

Michael
- 262 days ago - cbc.ca
The emission levels of some toxic air pollutants in the Alberta oilsands have been greatly underestimated, according to University of Toronto researchers.
New York Times Criticizes Canadian Government's Alleged Muzzling of Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, Harper, Canada, muzzling, silence, Oliver, tar sands, oil sands, environment, pollution, Alberta )

Michael
- 394 days ago - o.canada.com
The New York Times editorial board is taking the Canadian government to task for allegedly silencing publicly funded scientists, a strategy the Times says is designed to ensure tar sands production proceeds quietly.
Denying Science Will Invite More Disasters
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, environment, climate change, global warming, Canada, Alberta, Flooding, Calgary, tar sands, fracking, oil sands, climate )

Michael
- 487 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Now that summer is here, our climate is once again trying to get us to notice that things aren't right. Southern Alberta is being hit by vicious flooding, creating a state of emergency in Calgary. Thousands displaced. Unimaginable dollars in damage.
'Smoking Gun': Tar Sands Report Eviscerates Industry Claims
Science & Tech  (tags: Tar Sands Report, Alberta, Canada, toxic and carcinogenic pollution, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, (PAH's), Proceedings of the National Academy of S, video: Toxic Alberta, refineries, oil sands )

Judy
- 653 days ago - commondreams.org
Researchers involved in the independent but government-funded study say the report eviscerates claims by the industry that heightened levels of toxins found in Alberta could be "naturally occurring".
Canadian Diluted Bitumen Study Is a Missed Opportunity
Science & Tech  (tags: biogems, bitumen, corrosivity, diluted, dirty fuels, Kalamazoo, Keystone XL, NSTB, oil sands, PHMSA, tar sands )

Judy
- 698 days ago - switchboard.nrdc.org
NRDC advocated that regulators "analyze and address potential risks associate with the transport of diluted bitumen at the high temperatures and pressures at which those pipelines operate." However, they chose to use room temperature conditions...
   

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