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Forests Can Only Fight Climate Change If We Become Better Stewards
Science & Tech  (tags: Boreal, Canada, climate change, ecosystems, environment, forests, logging, old growth, tar sands, temperate rainforest )

Julie
- 179 days ago - thetyee.ca
Canadians are stewards of 10 per cent of the world's forests, one-third of the planet's fragile boreal forest and one-quarter of the remaining intact forests on Earth. There is no other nation whose citizens could contribute more to saving our forests.
More Than 100 Scientists Call for a Halt to Tar Sands Oil Expansion
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, halt, tar sands, oil expansion, Climate Action, canada )

Lone
- 440 days ago - takepart.com
Canada's push to increase tar sands production will worsen the impacts of climate change, say scientists.
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
- 696 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.
Why Science Literacy Matters
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, science, investigation, discovery, Canada, pipelines, tar sands, energy )

Michael
- 723 days ago - cbc.ca
Let's let science be a voice of reason, not to stop progress, but to proceed in a sustainable way that is good for this incredibly beautiful and interconnected system that we live in.
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
- 932 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
- 1064 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
- 1156 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.
Sec. of State Hopeful Susan Rice Reportedly Holds 600k Stake in Keystone XL Decision
Science & Tech  (tags: destruction, environment, energy, oil, tar sands )

Joanne
- 1361 days ago - commondreams.org
"It's really amazing that they're considering someone for Secretary of State who has millions invested in these companies," said environmental leader and 350.org founder, Bill McKibben.
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 sick
- 1368 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...
If the $30 Billion We Give Oil Sands Went to Green Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, carbon, environment, fossil fuels, government, renewble energy, Tar Sands, technology )

Julie
- 2095 days ago - thetyee.ca
With gas prices and consumption predicted to balloon in coming years, what will be the collective cost to the taxpayer in the next decade for turning gas into bitumen? And what else could we do with this money?
   

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