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Rare Plants in Alberta Endangered by Tar Sands Extraction

Tar sands mining and transport threatens part of food web, but unlike animals, plants have few legal protections

The vast tar sands mines in Alberta, Canada have become infamous for the massive destruction they cause in the boreal region. Entire landscapes of forest, wetlands and meadows are stripped bare by giant earthmovers until the environment resembles the landscape of JRR…
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by: Jared Bernard – May 18, 2014

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