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Canadian Government Still Committed To Keystone XL Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green

OTTAWA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Canada's Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday the government remains committed to the Keystone XL pipeline project...

EU Scraps Plan To Label Canada's Tar Sands As Highly Polluting

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green

By Barbara Lewis and Scott Haggett BRUSSELS/CALGARY, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A European Union plan to label Canadian tar sands oil as highly...

Photographer Captures Tar Sands 'Destruction' From Above

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

Photographer and pilot Alex MacLean wanted to learn more about the Keystone XL pipeline, which if approved will carry oil from Canada to the Gulf of M...

As Keystone Ruling Nears, Canada Short On Time For Climate Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

By Patrick Rucker and Nia Williams WASHINGTON/CALGARY, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Canada is running out of time to offer U.S. President Barack ...

Report: Canada Must Do More To Engage Aboriginals

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Canada must do more to build trust with aboriginal communities to win their support for ...

Protecting Canada's Climate 'Refrigerator'

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

* EU-style management plan urged for Mackenzie River basin * Pollution from oil sands, climate change among threats * "C...

The Myths Behind the Tar Sands Stampede

Carl Pope | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

So tar sands are not only a source of enough carbon to increase global climate by a huge amount -- they are also the key to keeping diesel prices low enough to enable the world to fry itself by shipping long distance coal where it can be burned profitably, if lethally -- for the climate.

Chiquita Goes Bananas over Ethical Oil

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home
Kathryn Marshall

Perhaps it isn't surprising then that an environmental group with such a flexible sense of ethics--ForestEthics-- should find a partner in a banana firm made notorious for its own vast ethical deficits. The two of them have now teamed up to make Chiquita Brands a friend to the petro-tyrants of the world.

EU Commission Defends Proposal To Label Oil Sands Fuel

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

The European Union's climate commissioner announced this week that the EU's plans to label all fuel produced from oil sands as "highly polluting" are ...

WATCH: Daryl Hannah Arrested At Pipeline Protest

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green

Actress Daryl Hannah has joined the over 500 people who have been arrested since August 20 for a sit-in protest outside the White House. The "Splas...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Green Groups Sue Hillary Clinton | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.18.2011 | Green

A coalition of environmental and ethics groups sued Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. State Department on Wednesday over documents relat...

WATCH James Cameron On Canada Oil Sands: 'Time To Put The Brakes On It'

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In this clip, James Cameron, director of "Avatar," speaks to MSNBC via Skype about his thoughts on his trip to get a first-hand glimpse of the controv...

Oil Sands: Canada's Infamous Dirty Energy Extraction Coming To U.S.

The Huffington Post | Travis Donovan | Posted 06.27.2011 | Green

The extraction of oil from the Athabasca tar sands in Alberta, Canada has been a source of immense controversy as production continues to expand. The...

Think You Know Alberta Canada?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Thinking of visiting Alberta, Canada? Think again. Take the pledge not to visit Alberta and tell your friends and family to do the same....

Powerhouse Waxman Tells Clinton to Back off Dirty Canada Oil Sand Pipeline

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), a senior member of Congress and chair of the powerful Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce has penned a public let...

Top Man in Washington Slams Canada's Tar Sands

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

When former US President Bill Clinton went for an "unofficial" visit to North Korea to negotiate the release of two imprisoned American journalists he...

Avatar-sands and the Oily Sky People

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Environmental groups are picking the blockbuster James Cameron film Avatar to win the Best Picture Oscar, and not just because it is one of the coolest movies ever made.