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Deformed Fish, Rabbits With Two Genitals: Canada’s Largest National Park Is Falling Apart

A federal study found that out of 17 environmental indicators at Wood Buffalo National Park—the second-largest national park in the world—15 are declining.
Jordan Pearson
7.17.18
climate change

Earth Will Likely Be Much Warmer in 2100 Than We Anticipated, Scientists Warn

But there’s some good news, too. Countries are starting to move away from fossil fuels.
Stephen Leahy
12.6.17
infrastructure

Canada’s Oil Sands Development Is Enabling This Jerk Bird

The brown-headed cowbird used to sit atop roaming bison, now it perches on oil equipment.
Jordan Pearson
7.18.17
News

One Hundred Indigenous Nations in US and Canada Join Forces in Opposition of Pipeline Expansion

Standing Rock's Sioux Tribe, the Union of BC Chiefs, and many more Indigenous leaders signed a treaty to prevent expansion of the tar sands.
Hilary Beaumont
9.23.16
News

The Oil Sands’ ‘Cleaner’ Future Looks Awfully Dirty

Steam-powered mining is anything but environmentally friendly.
Jordan Pearson
8.29.16
americas

The Fort McMurray Fire Has Finally Stopped Growing

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.
Davide Mastracci
6.13.16
americas

Cops Say Alberta's Tanking Economy Is to Blame for Spike in Domestic Violence

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."
Rachel Browne
5.20.16
americas

Canadian Regulator Greenlights Controversial Kinder Morgan Pipeline — If it Offsets Carbon Emissions

The National Energy Board decision on the west coast project, which has provoked mass protests and arrests, is a major notch in the Liberal government's plan to approve a pipeline that would move Alberta oil to international markets.
Hilary Beaumont
5.19.16
americas

The Fort McMurray Fire Has Grown 40 Percent in Two Days

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.
VICE News
5.17.16
americas

Justin Trudeau Sings Praises of 'Backbreaking' Fight to Save Fort McMurray From Wildfire

The Fort McMurray wildfire, which forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people, is now about 241,000 hectares in size, pushing toward the border with neighboring Saskatchewan.
Tamara Khandaker
5.13.16
americas

Canadian Oil Companies Start Work Again Around Fire-Ravaged Fort McMurray

The highway through Fort Mac, in northern Alberta, has opened up to industrial vehicles, a little over a week after a mandatory evacuation due to a raging wildfire. It's not yet known when residents will be able to return to the city.
Rachel Browne
5.11.16
environment

Inside The Alberta Wildfires

VICE News correspondent Rachel Browne embedded with a driver delivering supplies to emergency crews, getting a harrowing look at the aftermath of the devastating wildfires.
VICE News
5.9.16
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