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Dec 30 2011

Photos show Alberta tar sands expanding rapidly – latimes.com

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/environment/la-me-gs-photos-show-alberta-tar-sands-expanding-rapidly-20111227,0,6620311.story

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/461/cache/alberta-tar-oil-sands-satellite-pictures-2011_46161_600x450.jpg

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/461/cache/alberta-tar-oil-sands-satellite-pictures-2011_46161_600x450.jpg

…the oil is very energy intensive… producing 15% to 80% more carbon emissions than average petroleum products over their life cycle. The photos show the growth of huge piles of tailings leaching all manner of goo into the Athabasca River.

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