oil sands development

Alberta Tar Sands Development Deadly for Millions of Birds

Alberta Tar Sands Development Deadly for Millions of Birds

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, January 19, 2009 (ENS) – Exploitation of Canada’s tar sands, the world’s largest proven oil reserves outside Saudi Arabia, is damaging forest and wetland habitats in Canada’s northern boreal forest, new research shows. The oil sands development could claim more than 160 million boreal birds, the peer-reviewed study predicts. The report is…

Greenpeacers Arrested Protesting Oil Sands in Northern Alberta

Greenpeacers Arrested Protesting Oil Sands in Northern Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Canada, July 24, 2008 (ENS) – Eleven Greenpeace activists entered Syncrude’s Aurora North Tar Sands facility north of Fort McMurray today, erecting a banner that transformed the opening of a tailings pond pipe into the “mouth” of a giant skull, spewing toxic sludge. Shortly after 8:00 am, Greenpeaceers attempted to block the…