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  • Bad PR Week in Fort McMoney

    November 10, 8:59 AM by Lloyd Alter in Renewable Energy

    It has not been a good week for the flacks in Calgary who stomp on little old ladies to keep the lid on news about Canada's environmental embarrassment, the Alberta tar sands.In Sydney, Australia, they call it " black gold with a black heart." In New

  • Oil Companies and Alberta Government Go After Little Old Lady

    October 31, 11:09 AM by Lloyd Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    85 Year old Liz Moore took a tour of Canada's oil sands. "I was appalled at what I saw—the devastation of the land," she says of her visit to a Syncrude mine in Fort McMurray, Alberta. "I came home and decided people in the U.S. needed to hear

  • The Tar Sands Are Eating Our Dinner

    October 25, 4:00 PM by Lloyd Alter in Renewable Energy

    While TreeHugger wishes that all of our food was organic and made without fertilizers, the fact is that much of North America's agriculture is dependent on nitrogen fertilizer, and it is made with natural gas. One could almost extend Michael Pollan's

  • Book Review: Stupid to the Last Drop

    October 12, 7:49 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    Like jet skis, the oil sands mines are a classic example of a harmful technology that should never have been created but was, simply because it could be, and because it would make a

  • Nulethics EcoVerse

    October 5, 5:08 AM by Warren McLaren in Culture

    Now it's somewhat akin to 'the pot to be calling the kettle black' for me, of all people, to be pointing out spelling mistakes and typos (after all, my indiscretions in this regard are legendary), but the Nulethics' website prose is rife with

  • Charlie Prinsep: Another Dead Cyclist

    August 15, 10:59 AM by Lloyd Alter in Bikes

    Why am I beginning to hate cars so much? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that so many people I know are getting killed by them. Charlie Prinsep was my son's schoolmate; he was in the middle of an epic bike ride from San Diego to Toronto and

  • Canadian Tar Sands: a Hydrocarbon Hurricane

    March 27, 7:17 AM by Lloyd Alter in Renewable Energy

    It is a mess of heavy tar trapped in sand and clay that requires Herculean engineering

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