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Video Friday: Tar Sands – Reality in the Pits

Episode 8 from our friends at DoSomethingAboutClimate.com discussing the Canadian tar sands and what it really means for our energy and climate future.

Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

The Best Crude in the World…..SAND! (Tar Sands, that is)

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Apparently I have been living in a hole in the earth. I thought I was aware and paying attention, but apparently I am actually living in a subterranean borough somewhere on a vast Nebraskan wheat field. I would not be surprised if Prairie Dogs are more in…

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The Tar Sands of Alberta represents one of the most environmentally devastating forms of oil extraction ever devised.

Protests Over Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Enter Third Day in DC

In a third consecutive day of sit-in protests in front of the White House, 65 demonstrators were taken into custody on Monday morning following two days of arrests stemming from organized grassroots resistance against the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a nearly 2000 mile line from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada south to Texas. The constitutionally protected civil…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: No More Arsenic Chicken; Snowpack Decline; Tar Sands Pipeline Blocked. and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: There’s a new food blogger at MotherJones, one of his goals is to illuminate what exactly we put in our food. For example, the US poultry industry is finally taking arsenic out of chicken feed. That means that we have been eating arsenic all these…

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Forests devastated by pine beetle infestation may not release the huge flux of carbon as once feared

Alberta Adopts Low-Tech Approach to Managing Pine Beetle Infestation

For years the Mountain Pine Beetle has been emblematic of the consequences of climate change for the western forests of North America. Forests from Colorado up through British Columbia have been ravaged by invading armies of pine beetles that thrive in the warmer and shorter winters at higher altitudes. One third of the forests in British Columbia have fallen to…

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