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Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Not ‘Vital’, Report Finds

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Twin oil pipelines running below the Straits of Mackinac are…

U.S. Not Prepared for Tar Sands Oil Spills, National Study Finds

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Report urges new regulations, research, and technology to respond…

Michigan Pipeline Task Force Sets Stage for Line 5 Closure

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Report calls for independent analysis of the risks, alternatives, and cost of a big oil spill in the Mackinac Straits.

North American Fossil Fuel Boom Raises Risks From Expanding Oil and Gas Transport Network

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Surge in oil and gas production has seen more spills that are…

Diluted Bitumen Study: Expert Committee Holds First Meeting

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An investigation begins this week as to whether spills of heavy oils pose a greater environmental threat than spills of other crude oils.
Dr. Subir Bhattacharjee in his laboratory at the University of Alberta

The Stream, February 19: Climate Change Edition

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UNEP Highlights Energy, Climate Change, and Arctic Ice Melt Reuters…
Keystone XL reroute map

Nebraska Farmers Dismayed by Governor's Endorsement of New Oil Pipeline Route

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Despite a new route, farmers still worry about groundwater contamination and property rights.
Dr. Subir Bhattacharjee in his laboratory at the University of Alberta

The Stream, December 7: A New Route for Keystone XL?

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A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan near the…
Dr. Subir Bhattacharjee in his laboratory at the University of Alberta

The Stream, July 5: Africa's Shrinking Glaciers

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A team of scientists and photographers has embarked on a mission…

Exxon and Imperial Oil Forced To Go Around Sensitive Idaho River Valley

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Push-back on the transportation of tar sands equipment through a wilderness corridor reflects civic resistance to North American fossil fuel boom.
Dr. Subir Bhattacharjee in his laboratory at the University of Alberta

Q&A: Subir Bhattacharjee on the Geopolitics of Oil and Alberta’s Tar Sands

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Subir Bhattacharjee — a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta and one of Canada’s top water quality experts — tells Circle of Blue about the water cycle of the tar sands while he attends a high-level conference in Alberta, Canada.