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The Risky Rise of the Dams

With mining growth comes larger, deeper, more unwieldy tailings ponds, experts warn.

Gas Minister's Leaky Well Comments 'Ignorant,' Scientist Says

One of North America's top experts on well oil integrity and the mechanics of hydraulic fracturing says recent comments by Rich Coleman...are not only ignorant but delusional.

New Threat to Oilsand Projects

A new study suggests that naturally occurring upward flow of groundwater in the oilsands region is creating fractures and weaknesses that may explain a series of catastrophic events for the controversial mining industry.

What's Missing from Canada's Fracking Debate?

This is a long read. Because the current 'debate' leaves out so much.

Ailing Shale Gas Returns Force a 'Drilling Treadmill'

Long-term sustainability of industry is highly questionable, studies show.

Abandoned Oil Wells Spouting Significant Levels of Methane: Study

A Princeton University study has found that leaks from abandoned oil and gas wellbores pose not only a risk to groundwater, but represent a growing threat to the climate.

Fishing in the Haig-Brown Library

In the 1950s the celebrated writer and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown and his wife Ann, a school librarian and fiery Catholic, built one such wordy paradise in their home by the Campbell River on Vancouver Island.

Shale Gas Plagued By Unusual Methane Leaks

According to a spate of recent scientific studies from the United States and Australia, the shale gas industry has generated another formidable challenge: methane and radon leakage three times greater than expected.

Fracking Growth Outpacing Scientific Knowledge in Canada: Report

One of Canada's premier scientific bodies has issued a critical report on the state of hydraulic fracturing in the nation, saying the industry has outpaced credible baseline data, scientific knowledge and necessary monitoring.

Ukraine Crisis Highlights Ugly Global Energy Truths

Anyone who thinks the crisis now unsettling Ukraine is purely about a people's quest for democracy and "the madness" of Vladimir Putin would be mistaken.
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