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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
- 174 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
- 307 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
- 399 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.
A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet With Renewables
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, clean, renewable, solar, wind power, water, 2030, end fossil fuels, dirty energy, oil, coal, natural gas, tar sands, Copenhagen, energy production, technology, carbon tax, political will, scientific american )

Brian
- 502 days ago - scientificamerican.com
"Wind, water and solar technologies can provide 100 percent of the world's energy, eliminating all fossil fuels."
Sec. of State Hopeful Susan Rice Reportedly Holds 600k Stake in Keystone XL Decision
Science & Tech  (tags: destruction, environment, energy, oil, tar sands )

Joanne
- 603 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
- 610 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
- 1338 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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