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Eco-Alchemy in Alberta (Oil Sands and the Challenges of Environmental Reclamation)

Science Magazine - There's a roaring debate in Canada about whether tailings ponds—the standing pools of wastewater slurry that are created when oil is extracted from "tar sands"—and oil mines in general, are ecologically salvageable. No one knows whether they can ever support the same flora and fauna as undisturbed ...

The Canadian Oil Boom

National Geographic - Once considered too expensive, as well as too damaging to the land, exploitation of Alberta's oil sands is now a gamble worth billions ... Nowhere on Earth is more earth being moved these days than in the Athabasca Valley. To extract each barrel of oil from a ...

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