Photo Gallery: Digging Up a Wilderness for Black Gold
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Photo Gallery: Digging Up a Wilderness for Black Gold

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The Stench of Money Canada's Environment Succumbs to Oil Sands

Canada is home to the world's third largest oil reserves. But extracting the black gold is difficult, and threatens to destroy both the surrounding environment and the homeland of native tribes. With protests growing against a planned US pipeline, the oil sands controversy threatens to spread south.
Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt