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“Black Out, Speak Out” for Wildlife

6/4/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

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. Read more >

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

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

4/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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. Read more >

Black Bear cub (photo: Noah Katz)

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

2/27/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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. Read more >

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$7 to Stop Wolf Poisoning in Tar Sands Country

2/14/2012 // By Felice Stadler

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 images that are haunting. Birds so heavily oiled that they […] Read more >

Polar bear family in a snowstorm

Canada, from Green to Gray

12/23/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 the United States curb the sulfur dioxide emissions causing the […] Read more >

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

12/23/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

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. The presentation was obtained and released by Postmedia News, owner of […] Read more >

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

9/7/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

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 a pitch for “ethical oil” from Alberta’s tar sands, which […] Read more >

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Heading Toward a Record Setting Year for Hudson Bay

11/16/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

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 what these bears are going through.  Maybe you can help […] Read more >

A Churchill polar bear

Sea Ice Breakup Could Hit Polar Bears Hard in Churchill and Elsewhere

11/15/2010 // By NWF

The polar bear is one of the earth’s most magnificent animals, and today we saw many of them here on the banks of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. Read more >

Polar Bear in Churchill

Polar Bear Tours for Everyone

11/13/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

When I found out that National Wildlife Federation was sending me to the polar bear capital of the world to do some work on polar bears, I was pretty excited. On Thursday, when my plane touched down and I stepped […] Read more >