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The Canadian Progressive: The Alberta tar sands’ criminal assault on water, Athabasca River

by: Obert Madondo

A new study by Environment Canada confirms what First Nations and environmentalists have been telling us all along: the Alberta tar sands are increasingly becoming a threat to our water sources.

The Toronto Star reports: “New federal research has confirmed that water from vast oilsands tailings ponds is leaching into groundwater and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: The Alberta tar sands’ criminal assault on water, Athabasca River

Susan on the Soapbox: One Dead Fish or More Big Ideas? The Quality of Debate in Redford’s Government

Premier Redford complains bitterly about the quality of debate in the Legislature; apparently we need more “big ideas” and less “parochial debate”.*

However her Environmental Minister continues to provide fatuous explanations for why it took nineteen days to issue an Environmental Protection Order in connection with the largest coal mining waste water spill in . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: One Dead Fish or More Big Ideas? The Quality of Debate in Redford’s Government

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Lake Athabasca "Oil Slick" Caused By Algae Bloom

FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. – Lab tests say a mysterious oily sheen that has covered a long stretch of the Athabasca River in northeastern Alberta is most likely from algae.

Consultants hired by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation say the algae bloom is probably the result of high water from record-breaking rainfall combined with unusually warm . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Lake Athabasca "Oil Slick" Caused By Algae Bloom

The Canadian Progressive: Catastrophic Oil Spill Threat to Canadian River Basin

By: Paul Brown, Climate News Network

This piece first appeared at Climate News Network.

The Mackenzie River Basin showing how it drains north to the Arctic Ocean. Image: Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy

LONDON – The Mackenzie River Basin, a vast globally important area in Canada, is at great risk from climate change . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Catastrophic Oil Spill Threat to Canadian River Basin

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Facilities Pollute Athabasca River: Ecojustice

By: EcoJustice (Press Release) | Mar 5, 2013: EDMONTON — Ecojustice, armed with research that shows how toxic oilsands emissions are contaminating the Athabasca River, has called on the federal government to investigate whether oilsands operators have violated the Fisheries Act. “Canadians have the right to know how oilsands production impacts our air, water and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Facilities Pollute Athabasca River: Ecojustice

DeSmogBlog: What is Harper Afraid Of? [Animated Video]

By Franke James

Here is the animated video version of What Is Harper Afraid Of? See the cartoon from last week.

  

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DeSmogBlog: What is Harper Afraid Of?

By Franke James

 

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