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Fossils in the tar

Tar pit fossils - Harper and ObamaSome background info:
The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits – “One of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world.”
Alberta Tar Sands – A destructive fossil fuel exploration project, that will produce dirty oil, toxic waste and huge CO2 [...]

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Mining companies invade Finland

Santa does live in Finland – Uranium miningPoor environmental legislation and spineless politicians have made Finland a paradise for mining companies.
The nickel and zinc producer, Talvivaara Mining Company has so far gained reputation by ignoring environmental regulations. Huge emissions of sulphate, sodium and manganese have turned nearby freshwater lakes salty. The company has also been plannig something bigger. Behind closed doors it [...]

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GM canola escapes into the wild

Genetically modified Canola spreads into the wildGenetically modified canola has escaped into the wild. Actually, two varieties of it have – one modified to be resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and the other to Bayer Crop Science’s Liberty herbicide. Scientists have also found out that these two transgenic verieties have interbred, so a brand new brand of canola has been born [...]

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