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    allows for many individuals to cause damaging effects such as the creation of the Alberta tar sands in order to economically benefit as mentioned. Currently, the world is already facing various threats such as climate change due to an increase in green house gasses and the tar sands only further contributes to this increase. The tar sands are responsible for approximately 8.5 per cent of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions (“Energy Alberta”, n.d). According to Weinhold (2011), “there are more than 1,400 known pollutants emitted by oil sands operations.”(p. 5). Although many individuals mention that they are working on monitoring emission problems such as odour being caused by the oil sands, others mention, “ it’s a learn-as-you-go scenario” (Weinhold, 2011, p. 6). With this regard, it is…

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    Consequently, the world needs to take a significant leap to change their ways before it too late and thrive to become environmental stewards. Alberta oil sand is a prime example of how humans play a crucial role in the destruction of the environment. Alberta oil sand is one of the largest industrial projects in the world and mostly known as “the biggest environmental crime” in history. However, over the years there is been various debate concerning the Alberta oil sand and its effects on the…

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    must get more involved in order to provide basic neccessities to its citizens. However, the extent to which Aberhart endorses these leftist beliefs is varried between sources. Some sources describe Aberhart as an extrimist who wanted to restrict citizens rights such as mobility and lead a revolt against the Canadian Government. Other sources prefer to show that his political ideologies were experimental, while his religious ideologies were extreme. The most radical element to Aberharts reign…

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    Dentons Law Firm Paper

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    For this empirical assignment, I have assigned to collect data regarding the number of lawyers, council, senior council members, partners, and associates working for the Dentons Canada LLP law firm located in Calgary, Alberta. The empirical findings describe the average percentage of male/female working as partners and associates. And, the leverage number of proportion between partners and associates. The Dentons law firm is located in various parts of countries like Canada, Asia, United States,…

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    Andrew Nikiforuk, demonstrates how the tar sands have negatively impacted Canada both economically and environmentally. The environmental factors are elaborated by explaining Canada’s contribution to green house emissions and acid rain when they were once a global leader against such pollutions. Nikiforuk compares Canada as being second worst for climate change next to Saudi Arabia since they started using bitumen. He highlights the politics surrounding the issues and includes the impact of the…

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    Athabasca Sands

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    The Athabasca oil sands, more commonly known as the Alberta tar sands, are large deposits of heavy crude oil in the North Easterly reaches of Alberta. According to Alberta Energy, the oil sands are the third largest crude oil reserves in the world. Only two countries, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, possess reserves greater than Canada (Alberta Energy, 2012). Arguably, the capital gained from exporting Athabasca bitumen or crude oil (a form of petroleum) promotes job and economic growth, and also…

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    leaving it at a provincial level. The federal government does not seem to show interest in wanting to place their jurisdiction in regulating fracking because of the economic profit it brings into Canada and each province has their legislation on fracking. However, the pressure the communities have brought unto Canada has lead each province to focus on the regulatory systems of fracking. For example; Alberta is known for having the best regulatory and policy systems in Canada due to…

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    When assessing Burtynsky’s photography in relation to the BP oil spill, Lance Duerfahrd notes how Burtynsky’s photography encourages viewers “to become art historians” by way of “abstraction” (Duerfahrd 126). “Bitumen” also asks this of its readers by situating Burtynsky’s photography within the tradition of the sublime, while it also compels scrutiny of the “anaesthetics” and abstraction at work in Burtynsky’s OIL. In the following passage, the poem describes “Burtynsky’s drone helicopters” and…

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    Shane Koyczan is a Canadian writer and poet that has made many amazing spoken word poems. He was born on May 22nd, 1976 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; and is currently a member of the spoken word poem group, Tons of Fun University. After high school Koyczan attended college at Okanagan University, Canada, where he studied creative writing. But, following the suggestion of his writing professor, he began to study poetry instead. Now 41, Shane Koyczan has become an amazing poet,…

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    In Situ Bitumen Analysis

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    The difficulty of mining oil sands varies depending on the location of the oil sands. Oil sands deposits that are less than about 250 feet below the surface can be removed using conventional strip-mining methods. The strip-mining process includes removal of the overburden, excavation of the resource, and transportation to a processing facility. Nearly all mined bitumen is currently upgraded to synthetic crude oil. Oil sands extraction processes are generally divided into two categories: mining…

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