Canadian scientists protest government muzzling of researchers

Hundreds of protesters, many of them wearing white lab coats, gathered yesterday across 17 Canadian cities to express their annoyance at the federal government's anti-science policies. Advocates say the campaign to counter these measures has moved into a new phase. » 9/17/13 9:40am 9/17/13 9:40am

How the Tar Sands Are Crushing Science in Canada

The Canadian government is currently under investigation for its efforts to obstruct the right of the media and public to speak to government scientists. These policies are widely believed to be a part of the government's unspoken campaign to ensure that oil keeps flowing from the Athabasca tar sands — even if it’s at… » 4/03/13 9:00am 4/03/13 9:00am

Are carbon dioxide leaks killing animals in Saskatchewan?

Storage of carbon dioxide was supposed to be a boon to the environment in Canada. But are reports of dead animals and bubbling ponds signs that it's a danger? » 1/21/11 2:39pm 1/21/11 2:39pm

Who Says Oil Has No Future?


In the vast, untapped oil sands of Alberta, Canada, Syncrude's upgrader looks like an industrial Martian base as it sucks oil out of the shale. There's are no spouts of black gold here — just bitumen, a viscous substance that has to be heated or diluted before it becomes liquid. The upgrader sits in an oil sand field… » 11/14/07 7:40am 11/14/07 7:40am