Andrew Nikiforuk

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Name: Andrew Nikiforuk
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Regulator approves more steaming at leaking oilsands site

Despite an unresolved leak, the Alberta Energy Regulator has given bitumen extractor Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. permission to once again start steaming parts of its Primrose and Wolf project in the Cold Lake Weapons Range.Last spring, the Primrose ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

No Cross-Exam in Trans Mountain Hearing Hurts NEB Credibility: Economist

Oral process needed for accountability, says Robyn Allan.Cross-examination gives NEB hearing participants the ability to spot inaccuracies, clarify contradictions, and assist the panel in making a competent decision in the public interest, says independent ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Alberta Moves to Strike Down Anti-Fracker Ernst's Lawsuit

Landmark case could spark a flood of litigation against the province, lawyers argue.Crown counsel argued that Alberta landowner Jessica Ernst's case could inspire 'millions or billions of dollars worth of damages' in subsequent lawsuits against the province. ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Alberta bitumen boom accompanied by rising worker injuries

Cowichan Bay resident Dave Tod Fletcher, 55, understands the perils of working in the Alberta bitumen boom.As a labourer in Fort McMurray for Cenovus Energy in early 2012, he fell through plywood stairs installed by his company, a subcontractor. Cenovus ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Tyee Celebrates Anniversary 10 (and a Bit)

The highlights are too many to count, and our birthday was really in November so that's one more deadline missed. But here's a look back.[embedded content]Watch this video celebrating The Tyee at 10.[ Editor's note: Have you contributed articles or photos ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude

Energy |TODAYA radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change.Ancient civilizations routinely relied on shackled human muscle. It took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. In the ... [Published Resilience - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Plagued With High Cancer Rates, One Tar Sands Community’s Eight Year Quest For Answers

Dr. John O’Connor can’t forget the cancer patients he’s seen. The quiet school bus driver who tried to hide his jaundice from his wife. The traditional elderly man who came to the examining room “yellow, almost green” and died the day after his operation. ... [Published Think Progress - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Ukraine Crisis Highlights Ugly Global Energy Truths

Enslaved by debt, it represents the worst of corrosive oil and gas politics.It is unlikely that Ukraine will break free of its corrupt energy relationship with Russia anytime soon. Photo of German protest by blu-news.org , Feb. 2014, Creative Commons ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Alberta's Tar Sands are a Burden, Not a Blessing

Exxon Mobil, which makes billions of dollars in profits as the world's largest oil company, will soon make it clear to shareholders that its assets are at risk in a carbon-constrained world.Alberta, owner of one of the world's largest oil resources but ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Campbell River's writer-in-residence to discuss LNG

What could be more topical for B.C. right now than an examination of LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) practices and the extraction method of ‘fracking’?The Museum at Campbell River is pleased to present the last in a series of lectures by the 2014 Haig-Brown ... [Published Campbell River Mirror - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Despite Redford's Departure, the Petro State Marches On

Premier's exit will likely prove insignificant to an oil-saturated province.Cartoon by Ingrid Rice.Alberta's political queen and pipeline champion, Alison Redford, has abdicated.The media seems stunned: why would the premier, who in 2012 beat the odds ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Jan 10 2014 - Updated Jan 10 2014 - 1 reports

The Canadian War on Science: A chronological account of chaos & consolidation at the Department of Fisheries & Oceans libraries [Confessions of a Science Librarian]

As is occasionally my habit when a big story breaks, I have gathered together all the relevant documents I could find concerning the recent controversy about the Canadian Conservative government’s recent consolidation of the libraries at their Department ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jan 10 2014]

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Regulator approves more steaming at leaking oil... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 23 2014]
No Cross-Exam in Trans Mountain Hearing Hurts N... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 23 2014]
Alberta Moves to Strike Down Anti-Fracker Ernst... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 18 2014]
Alberta bitumen boom accompanied by rising work... [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 11 2014]
Tyee Celebrates Anniversary 10 (and a Bit) [Published TheTyee.ca - Apr 03 2014]
The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude [Published Resilience - Apr 02 2014]
Plagued With High Cancer Rates, One Tar Sands C... [Published Think Progress - Apr 02 2014]
Energy Slaves [Published Resilience - Apr 02 2014]
Ukraine Crisis Highlights Ugly Global Energy Tr... [Published TheTyee.ca - Mar 27 2014]
Alberta's Tar Sands are a Burden, Not a Blessing [Published Huffington Post Canada - Mar 26 2014]
Campbell River's writer-in-residence to discuss... [Published Campbell River Mirror - Mar 21 2014]
Despite Redford's Departure, the Petro State Ma... [Published TheTyee.ca - Mar 20 2014]
Another Week in the Ecological Crisis – Februar... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Feb 03 2014]
The Canadian War on Science: A chronological ac... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jan 10 2014]
Canadian libraricide: Tories torch and dump cen... [Published Boing Boing - Jan 04 2014]
Another Week of Global Warming News, November 2... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Nov 27 2013]
McAdam, Moore Awarded Writersâ Trust Prizes [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Nov 21 2013]
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Plagued With High Cancer Rates, One Tar Sands C... [Published Think Progress - Apr 02 2014]
Dr. John O’Connor can’t forget the cancer patients he’s seen. The quiet school bus driver who tried to hide his jaundice from his wife. The traditional elderly man who came to the examining room “yellow, almost green” and died the day after his operation. ...
Another Week in the Ecological Crisis – Februar... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Feb 03 2014]
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Another Week in the Ecological CrisisInformation is not Knowledge…Knowledge is not Wisdom ...
The Canadian War on Science: A chronological ac... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jan 10 2014]
As is occasionally my habit when a big story breaks, I have gathered together all the relevant documents I could find concerning the recent controversy about the Canadian Conservative government’s recent consolidation of the libraries at their Department ...
Canadian libraricide: Tories torch and dump cen... [Published Boing Boing - Jan 04 2014]
Back in 2012, when Canada's Harper government announced that it would close down national archive sites around the country, they promised that anything that was discarded or sold would be digitized first. But only an insignificant fraction of the ...
Another Week of Global Warming News, November 2... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Nov 27 2013]
(featured image comes from the world resources institute , go to the link for background and explanation, here is a short cut to a full size image) This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy ...
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