Entries Tagged as 'Resource Extraction'

Deforestation in Papua New Guinea

March 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

Exclusive: Impact of forest loss on communities and ecosystems revealed in series of images and footage collected by environmental campaigners Global Witness following report on illegal logging in the South Pacific nation Alarming photos reveal devastating scale of rainforest destruction in Papua New Guinea    

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Tags: Development · Pollution · Resource Extraction

Kinder Morgan pipeline opposition

April 29th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Development · Pollution · Resource Extraction · Spills

Tar Sands Worse than Thought

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments

EDMONTON – An independent study suggests pollution from Alberta’s oilsands is nearly five times greater and twice as widespread as industry figures say. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/735399–oilsands-pollution-exceeds-official-estimates-study?bn=1

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Bluefin Tuna Extinction and Mitsubishi

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Japan’s sprawling Mitsubishi conglomerate has cornered a 40 per cent share of the world market in bluefin tuna, one of the world’s most endangered fish. A corporation within the £170bn Mitsubishi empire is importing thousands of tonnes of the fish from Europe into Tokyo’s premium fish markets, despite stocks plummeting towards extinction in the Mediterranean. […]

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Tags: Animal Rights · Resource Extraction

The Rainforest Chernobyl

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

In a rainforest area roughly three times the size of Manhattan, Texaco carved out 350 oil wells, and upon leaving the country in 1992, left behind some 1,000 open toxic waste pits. Many of these pits leak into the water table or overflow in heavy rains, polluting rivers and streams that 30,000 people depend on […]

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Tags: Resource Extraction · Waste

Earth’s 10 Worst Current Environmental Disasters

July 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Being a human being in the year 2008 is kind of like waking up naked in a ditch after a long night of hard partying only to discover that you’ve burned your house down, spent your childrens’ college fund on blow and – surprise! – there’s a dead hooker beside you. Somehow, “whoops!” just doesn’t […]

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Tags: Animal Rights · Development · Pollution · Resource Extraction · Spills

Alberta Tar Sands Images

July 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The production of bitumen and synthetic crude oil emits higher greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than the production of conventional crude oil and has been identified as the largest contributor to GHG emissions growth in Canada, as it accounts for 40 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. [43] While the emissions intensity of producing oil […]

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