tar sands, pipelines and oil spills

Britannia, B.C. “…if you’re a poor forlorn oil industry feeling unloved and under assault, what do you do? There’s really only one answer: Flash your wad… The other side — that is, scientists, Nobelists, and the kind of average people who went to jail in record numbers this summer to block the plan — doesn’t have that kind of money. We’ve had to figure out other currencies to work in:...

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white spirit bear

A few months ago I found it difficult to read three news articles while in Vancouver at my childhood home. The first was the news about the starving bears and eagles in the early spring in B.C. – both starving due to the lack of pink and chum salmon returning to their spawning grounds last fall. Young starving bear cubs ended up in wildlife rehab centers and hundreds of eagles at a time were scrounging for food from a garbage...

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