Besides tragic scarring of the land, something's WRONG w/ 'Tar Sands' interpretation. They call themselves Ethical Oil, claiming China pollutes more than they do. They claim to emit 45 MT GHG per yr - nowhere near Sierra Club's estimates of their emissions: http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/tar-sands/publications/tar-sands-and-global-warming http://www.ethicaloil.org/news/myth-busting-are-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-the-oilsands-ruining-the-atmosphere/ or The Canada Emissions Trends 2012 Report.
Surface mining of tar sands for oil in Alberta, Canada. The tar sand deposits are usually 40-60 metres deep, between peat, sand and clay above and limestone below. The destruction of the natural environment is total.
What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah? A fracking boomtown, a spike in stillborn deaths and a gusher of unanswered questions Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/fracking-whats-killing-the-babies-of-vernal-utah
The powerful before-and-after photographs below were shared as evidence of ocean acidification at the 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium in Australia. Please help spread awareness about ocean acidification by pinning these before-and-after photos and starting the conversation about ocean conservation. #OceanAcidification