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Athabasca, PetroChina oil sands project approved

The Dover oil sands project backed by Athabasca Oil Corp <ATH.TO> and PetroChina <6018567.SS> has received Alberta government approval, the second-last step needed before Athabasca can sell its share of the proj...

Op-Ed: University of Toronto oil sands study excerpts, discussion Special

Scarborough - This is Part 2 of an Interview with Abha Parajulee about the study done with University of Toronto PhD supervisor Frank Wania that sheds light on emissions where oil sands production is occurring.

Op-Ed: University of Toronto researchers share oil sands study results Special

Scarborough - This is an interview with Abha Parajulee about the study done with University of Toronto PhD supervisor Frank Wania: Evaluating Officially Reported Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Emissions in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region with a Multimedia Fate Model.

Review: John P. Smol — Oil sands and lake ecosystems study — Part 1 Special

Kingston - This is a 2 Part interview with Professor John Smol, (Department of Biology, Queen’s University). Part 1 has excerpts from “Legacy of a half century of Athabasca oil sands development recorded by lake ecosystems.” Questions and results are discussed

Op-Ed: John P. Smol — Environmental oil sands commentary — Part 2 Special

Calgary - “Environmental oil sands commentary - Part 2” is a continuation of questions asked of John P. Smol based on the commentary by Peter V. Hodson called “History of environmental contamination by oil extraction” about the Kurek et al (2013) oil sands.

Environmental Minds Unite at (de)Occupy Talks Special

Toronto - Activists staged a panel discussion in Toronto on Tuesday concerning the Tar Sands, ethical oil, and First Nations land rights

Alberta tar sands mining tied to increased downstream carcinogens

Edmonton - New research shows increased levels of some carcinogenic chemicals associated with oil sands mining along Canada’s Athabasca River and discredits industry and government long-held claims of natural sources being responsible.

Stewardship groups discuss issues in Athabasca River Basin Special

People from the Athabasca River Basin meet with stewardship groups, to share their environmental concerns. The Athabasca River Basin is heavily impacted by industrial development.

First ever 'Tar Sands Healing Walk' voices of concerned citizens Special

Fort Mcmurray - A "Tar Sand Healing Walk" was held in Fort MacMurray, AB, Canada on August 14th, 2010. It's the the first of its kind in the tar sands region of Alberta.

Alberta Transportation Flexes its Muscles Special

Athabasca - Local residents of Athabasca, Alberta fight Alberta Transportations plans to straighten a section of the Tawatinaw River.

How the Athabasca River affects Alberta's Tar Sands Special

Athabasca - The keepers of the Athabasca held a four-day water conference in the town of Athabasca, Alberta, Canada. Concerning Tar Sands development and the effects they have on the Athabasca River, and the people who depend on that river.
 

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Tar sands mining operation in Alberta  Canada.
Tar sands mining operation in Alberta, Canada.
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John P. Smol
John P. Smol
Greg Black, Queen’s University
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Alberta Transportation meeting  held march 3rd 2010 Athabasca  Alberta.
Alberta Transportation meeting, held march 3rd 2010 Athabasca, Alberta.
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Syncrude s Mildred Lake plant in the Athabasca Oil Sands of Alberta  Canada
Syncrude's Mildred Lake plant in the Athabasca Oil Sands of Alberta, Canada
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Section of the Tawatinaw River where the planned realignment will take place  in the town of Athabas...
Section of the Tawatinaw River where the planned realignment will take place, in the town of Athabasca, Alberta.
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Athabasca River conference  speakers prepare their presentations! On final day of the conference.
Athabasca River conference, speakers prepare their presentations! On final day of the conference.
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Last day of the Keepers of the Water Athabasca conference
Last day of the Keepers of the Water Athabasca conference
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