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Alberta, Ottawa agree to reducing oilsands environment monitoring

Edmonton - Alberta has signed an agreement with the federal government that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the oilsands, putting monitoring of the Athabasca River and habitats at risk.

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.

Tar sand extraction impacting First Nation rights, Athabasca River

A new study that examined the impacts of tar sands operations on the Athabasca River and two aboriginal nations living downstream from those industries concluded oil sands operations are removing large amounts of water from the Athabasca River.

Study finds Alberta's Athabasca River polluted by oil sands

Edmonton - A study conducted by University of Alberta biologists and ecologists released Monday concluded that 13 toxic pollutants found in Alberta's Athabasca River came from the oil sands.
 

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Athabasca River  downstream from the Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park on October 1  2013.`
Athabasca River, downstream from the Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park on October 1, 2013.`
Martin Kraft (photo.martinkraft.com) (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Athabasca River near Fort McMurray  Alberta.
Athabasca River near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
David Dodge, The Pembina Institute
The Athabasca River in Jasper National Park - mOctober 2013.
The Athabasca River in Jasper National Park - mOctober 2013.
Martin Kraft (photo.martinkraft.com) (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Athabasca Oil Sands NASA Earth Observatory image acquired Juli 29  2009. Note the Atabasca River flo...
Athabasca Oil Sands NASA Earth Observatory image acquired Juli 29, 2009. Note the Atabasca River flows right through the middle of the oilsands.
NASA Earth Observatory/Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon using EO-1 ALI data

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