Canada: Gouged Earth: Big part of oil sands carbon footprint

Tyee: The carbon footprint of oil sands mining projects caused by land disturbance is greater than that of highly destructive bio-fuel projects in Indonesia, says a new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers. While the clearing of tropical rainforest in Indonesia to grow palm oil for diesel production puts 3,452 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere per disturbed hectare, the destruction of boreal peatlands by oil sands mining industry creates nearly 3,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions per......

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