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Bill McKibben at the Tar Sands Action Rally (courtesy of 350.org)

Another Big Loss for Tar Sands: British Columbia Rejects Northern Gateway

In a major victory for conservationists, the British Columbia government has rejected the proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. While the rejection isn’t necessarily the end of the road for …

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Will Obama Go Back to 1984 on Keystone XL?

Canada insists the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will bring “peace and prosperity,” but the world’s top climate official thinks otherwise. How will the President pick sides?

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“Black Out, Speak Out” for Wildlife

On June 4, groups across the United States and Canada are blacking out their websites to demonstrate that concerns about tar sands will not be silenced.

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

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

Canada’s boreal forest is one of the last intact ecosystems on earth — but the fate of its wildlife is in doubt, thanks to the oil industry. Learn more about these remarkable animals, and find out how you can help protect them.

Black Bear cub (photo: Noah Katz)

145 Black Bears Shot In Canada’s Tar Sands Region, More Deaths Likely

Following up on recent news that the Canadian government is poisoning wolves, reports show that officials have shot at least 145 black bears that wandered too close to development in the tar sands region of Alberta.

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$7 to Stop Wolf Poisoning in Tar Sands Country

The stories that have emerged from Canada over the years on all that is being sacrificed in Big Oil’s quest to mine every bit of tar sands oil, conjure up …

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Canada, from Green to Gray

There was a time when Canada, symbolized by the maple leaf, was a “green,” environmentally conscientious neighbor. Remember, in the 1980s, Canada came knocking on America’s door, rightfully demanding that …

Tailings pond north of Syncrude processing facility and upgrader (Courtesy of the Pembina Institute)

“Secret” Report Reveals Cover-Up of Wildlife, Health Threats from Canada’s Tar Sands

A Canadian government report labeled “secret”and withheld from public view outlines the extreme risk that oil development of the vast tar sands fields in Alberta poses to people and wildlife. …

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Oilies sink to a new low: “Ethical” tar sands

The oil industry is notorious for putting profits above honesty, but if you needed a reminder just view the ad below (or don’t, if you don’t like being outraged). It’s …

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Heading Toward a Record Setting Year for Hudson Bay

After spending the past few days in Churchill, Manitoba, learning about the plight of polar bears in the region, I’ve been trying to come up with a good analogy for …

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