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From Pristine Bird Haven to Toxic Trap: Canada’s Tar Sands Threaten New England Birds

When Americans talk about tar sands, one of the most pernicious and devastating industrial undertakings the world has ever seen, those lucky enough not to have a pipeline running through …

Moose

Northeasterners Fight Back Against Tar Sands Project

The tar sands industry — responsible for toxic oil spills across the Midwest and Arkansas — is plotting to bring this dirty fuel straight through New England. They seek to reverse the flow …

Woodland Caribou (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Keystone XL Paints Bleak Future for Caribou

I remember seeing the images of the tar sands region in Alberta, Canada for the first time: a lifeless wasteland of massive open pit mines, smokestacks spewing thick black fumes, …

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Infographic: Keystone XL – Big Oil’s Poison Pill

More than two full years into the fight against Keystone XL, the stakes are as high as ever. Check out these quick hits for more info on what the dangerous pipeline means for people and wildlife.

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TransCanada Reapplies for Round 2 of Keystone XL Fight

Tar sands pipelines spell big trouble for species like cranes (photo: Andrea Westmoreland)

Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How…

Gray wolves are a keystone species in the northern ecosystem (photo: flickr/YankeeNovember3)

Wildlife in Peril: Nine Species in the Tar Sands War…

Big Oil’s Threat to Northwest Salmon

For thousands of years, the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia and Snake rivers supported the most diverse and abundant salmon and steelhead populations on Earth. But in recent decades, these iconic fish …

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