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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 …

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One Week Left to Be Heard: Save The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

11/8/2011 // By Megan Miraglia

The Alaskan Arctic is a place most people only dream about. Endless daylight alternates with constant, freezing night. The Northern Lights illuminate wilderness rivers flowing from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears, caribou, moose, grizzlies, Arctic fox, …

Hoof, Pad and Flipper: A Closer Look At Wildlife That Run and Crawl

3/17/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

The National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us” is helping us look today at wild creatures that run, walk and crawl. Fastest Let’s start with the animal that runs faster than any other.  Many people already know that …

Reindeer: Twelve Fascinating Facts About These Amazing Creatures

12/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Reindeer are prominent in our holiday music and images.  They pull Santa’s sleigh, have red noses, have names, and fly.  But how much do you really know about this northernmost deer species? Here are 12 fascinating facts you can use …

Letter from a Grateful Caribou: Thank You, Presidents Eisenhower and Carter!

12/8/2010 // By Helen Chmura

Dear Presidents Eisenhower and Carter, I am a caribou from the Alaska Refuge. You didn’t hear from us much when the Refuge was created and enlarged (we caribou are not born lobbyists), but on the 50th birthday of the Arctic …

Moose and Caribou Numbers Drop from Tar Sands Production

10/8/2010 // By Felice Stadler

Yesterday’s industry-led tour of Suncor’s operations, and a visit to the First Nations town of Fort McKay, gave our delegation varied perspectives on the enormity of the industry