fix articles 51052, tar sands
The hidden costs of trade treaties (tags)
The free trade treaties with Canada (CETA) and the United States (TTIP) are not threatening European standards, the negotiators in Brussels assure us. Yet environmental and food safety regulations have already been weakened.
California Drought Caused By Canadian Tar Sands Deforestation Funded By Koch Brothers (tags)
Koch Brothers, Prime Minister Steve Harper, an also corrupt Alberta provincial government are destroying land held sacred by Native Canadians for 10,000 years
Keystone XL Pipeline: Down but not Out (tags)
From Scarcity to Glut? (tags)
The industrial countries practice a lifestyle of non-sustainability and consume the resources of the earth too quickly. This is true for energy, raw materials and metals. Still the knowledge of oil's finiteness cannot be evaded. We should use this time to develop alternative energy infrastructures.
Kerry Backs Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)
Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)
LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled. Photo set two of two
Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)
LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled Photo set one of two
Profile of a Police State (tags)
TransCanada, shocking critics, wins Nobel prize for unique climate change policies (tags)
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Canadian oil giant TransCanada for its innovative public policies on climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly it's recent public partnerships with community members in Texas.
Climate Change Policy Gap Between USA and Europe Grows, as Norway Sets New Carbon Tax (tags)
Ignored in the Presidential debates -- climate change policies in the USA and Europe are diverting - wildly. Norway just set a new national carbon tax, while the US House of Representatives recently voted to ban CO2 regulations. Like we live on different planets.
Occupy the Machine: An Escalating Campaign Against Fossil Fuel Extraction Begins In April (tags)
A festival of resistance and alternatives to the fossil fuel economy, in the shadow of the Houston Valero refinery, culminating in a refinery blockade.
100 Mayors Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)
20% of the earth's people are using up 80% of the earth's resources. Time for resource-sparing lifestyles and work sharing! Will the US make the transition from empire to republic and from excess to access? Like capitalism, the Keystone XL pipeline is full of contradictions.
Video: How Dangerous is This Moment? and Tar Sands Protests at White House (tags)
Resistance and peace are part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies. The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The economy should serve humanity, not vice versa.
BTL:Protests Pressure Obama to Reject Proposed Alberta-to-Texas Tar Sands Oil Pipeline (tags)
Interview with May Boeve, executive director with the environmental group 350.org, conducted by Scott Harris
Key US City Acts to Avoid 'Dirty' Tar Sands Fuel (tags)
Tar Sands Processing requires massive inputs of water, energy, land, labour (tags)
For each barrel of oil produced from the tar sands, between two and 4.5 barrels of water is needed. The waste sand and water contain naphtha and paraffin, which are used in the extraction process, and oil leftovers like benzene, naphthenic acid and polyaromatic hydrocarbon, among others. Chemicals found in the tailing ponds are known to cause liver problems and brain hemorrhaging in mammals, and deformities and death in birds.