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No fracking way: Ban hydraulic fracturing in Canada

Hydraulic fracturing of 'fracking'. Graphic: Al Granberg/ProPublica

Oil and gas companies are injecting millions of litres of freshwater laced with thousands of kilograms of toxic chemicals and sand beneath the ground. Their goal is to extract natural gas embedded in a type of rock known as shale. This is currently happening in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick, and there are plans to establish the practice in Quebec and Nova Scotia.

At risk are ground and surface water, and human and non-human health.

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British Columbia's fossil fuel superpower ambitions

The following is the first in a two-part storyon corporate claims over British Columbia's natural resources. Part two can be found here.

The province of Alberta is well known as a climate-destroying behemoth. The tar sands developments in the north of that province are the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet.

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| September 2, 2014
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A perspective: Understanding the roots of the conflict in Ukraine

August 1, 2014
| Roger Annis has just returned from an anti-war conference in Yalta, Crimea. He outlines the political changes in Kiev that led to the war now raging in Eastern Ukraine.
Length: 17:14 minutes (15.78 MB)
| June 10, 2014
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The Putin pivot: A new era in global politics

Photo: Mark Turner/flickr

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A $400-billion agreement between China and Russia last week changed the global geopolitical landscape.

In a far-reaching memorandum of understanding between the two powers, China bought itself some energy security for the next 30 years, and Russia unlocked its Siberian natural gas reserves.

| May 2, 2014

What's behind the expansion drive of Canada's and North America's fossil fuel industries?

Watch Roger Annis' talk "Oil, tar sands, coal, natural gas: What's behind the expansion drive of Canada's and North America's fossil fuel industries?" presented at University of California Santa Barbara.

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Sour gas wells allowed within 100 metres of schools

January 29, 2014
| The natural gas industry is growing rapidly in B.C. Much of the gas contains dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide. A new report finds serious problems with current safety provisions.
Length: 11:33 minutes (10.58 MB)
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