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Alberta Tar Sands

Without Higher Prices, Tar Sands Not Even Economically Sustainable

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The Alberta tar sands are not a new discovery. The only thing new about the tar sands is that they are now considered a commercially viable source of oil supply.

Winona LaDuke Pledges Help for Native Tribes Facing BP Oil

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"She was a woman drawn to the border. She was drawn to battle; into the cycle of war and revenge. She never professed to understand war or to understa...

Don't Drink the Water: When Lax Regulation Meets Dirty Fuels

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

As long as we rely on risky fuels like tar sands oil, keeping our communities safe will be an uphill slog. The safest path is to reduce our dependence on these fuels and shift to cleaner alternatives.

Canadian Oil Lobby Trying to Kill U.S. Clean Energy Policy

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Who knew the tentacles of the Canadian oil lobby could reach all the way down to Washington, D.C.? And who knew they were so powerful?

Oil Spill Moves North.

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Giles Slade

I spoke to Ian McAllister author of two unforgettably beautiful books: The Last Wild Wolves and the Great Bear Rainforest about some glossy full-color brochures sent to local rainforest citizens by the world's largest oil pipeline construction company.

Avatar Real-Life Parallel Found In Alberta Oilsands (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Avatar's environmental message parallels reality more closely than we thought. According to a CBC report, the film's supervising art director closely ...

The Attempted Corporate Greenwash of Canada's Dirty Tar Sands

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The ad presents an image of the tar sands that looks more like a scene from The Sound of Music than the environmental crime scene that big oil corporations are actually perpetrating.

Blame Canada! Country Takes Heat as Global Climate Saboteur

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Canada's efforts to protect its dirty interests in the Alberta tar sands has put it on a collision course with world efforts to stop global warming.

Obama Should Tell Canada's Prime Minister No Thanks on Tar Sands Expansion

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

My hope is that Obama will not sign on to any joint statements that will help Harper ramp up tar sands production -- a process that accelerates global warming and denudes Canada's great boreal forest.

Report Says U.S. Birds in "Widespread Decline," Need Help

Scott Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Dodd

Nearly a third of the 800 species of birds in the United States are endangered, threatened or in decline. The decline of birds is a warning sign about the overall health of our environment -- or lack thereof.

The Moral Case Against Tar Sands

Ben Jervey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Jervey

If more people understood the conditions on the ground in Northern Alberta, the outcry against this dirtiest of fossil fuels would be a lot harder to ignore.

Obama Fends Off Neighbor-Lady's Advances

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Giles Slade

Now is the time to focus on a new approach to energy, one that includes smart grids and electric cars. Business as usual is just not going to work. A good crisis is a terrible thing to waste.