Many people, including the mayor, are pissed about council's cash grab.
It could be a refuge for plants and animals as temperatures warm.
The fire first broke out on May 1 and spread to nearly 6,000 square kilometers at its peak, destroying over 1,900 buildings in Fort Mac, the hub of Canada's oil sands in northern Alberta.
Some 300 firefighters arrived to much fanfare in Canada to help battle a blaze that continues to rage in Alberta. But things have soured over their $15 a day stipend arranged by their local organization.
A new study shows the Arctic is turning green.
At a press conference this week called specifically to draw attention to the problem, Calgary police stressed that unemployment is not a direct cause of domestic violence and that "in no way does it excuse it."
We talked to 'Manufactured Landscapes' photographer Edward Burtynsky about Kenya's ivory burn, Fort McMurray wildfires, and the impact of 3D printing.
Everything is connected.
Estimates put the oil industry at a $770 million loss, and more evacuations have been ordered as the fire moves north.
Raging wildfires are once again threatening the Albertan city, and have now forced the evacuation of oil sands facilities and worker camps in the region.