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KEYSTONE XL AND CANADA"S EMPTY PROMISES ON CLIMATE ACTION ~~ “America’s shrinking coal emissions are a stark contrast to the rapidly expanding tar sands industry which is dragging down any Canadian hopes of being part of a climate solution,”...

from Outside Online

The High Cost of Oil

The crude that would feed the XL pipeline comes from a once pristine part of Alberta that now resembles mining operations on a sci-fi planet. At places like Fort McKay, home to First Nations people who've lived there for centuries, the money is great but the environmental and health impacts are exceedingly grim. The world has to have fuel. Is this simply the price that must be paid?

This massive operation used to be a beautiful part of the boreal forest; one of the most important ecosystems in the world. Its importance was helping combat mankind's tendency to pollute, by storing carbon. Is dirty oil really worth all the hazards?

from Outside Online

The High Cost of Oil

The crude that would feed the XL pipeline comes from a once pristine part of Alberta that now resembles mining operations on a sci-fi planet. At places like Fort McKay, home to First Nations people who've lived there for centuries, the money is great but the environmental and health impacts are exceedingly grim. The world has to have fuel. Is this simply the price that must be paid?

Borneo is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world (130 million years). Unfortunately this forest is disappearing very fast. Since 1980 about half of the forest cover on the island has been destroyed.