German scientists quit oilsands research over heated public climate concerns

Canadian Press: Pressure over environmental concerns has forced Germany's largest scientific organization to pull out of joint research with Alberta on better ways to upgrade oilsands bitumen. German scientists with the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative will no longer work on such projects, Bernd Schneider, lead scientific co-ordinator for the Helmholtz Association, said Tuesday. "This bitumen upgrading will now be quitted," Schneider said from Potsdam, Germany. The initiative was created in 2011 with a five-year,......

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