Democracy Now: Satellite Photos Track Expansion of Tar Sands Oil Exaction in Canada

Newly released satellite photos reveal the dramatic expansion of extraction of tar sands oil in Alberta, Canada. Over the course of the last 10 years, approximately 232 miles have been exposed by the energy-intensive process. According to Canada’s environmental ministry, the expansion is expected to double in the next decade, which could result in the destruction of 740,000 acres of boreal forest and a 30 percent increase in carbon emissions.

~ by wheresthemic on December 29, 2011.

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