Oil Sands Could Threaten Millions of Migratory Birds

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Un derrick puise le pétrole le 11 juin 2007 dans la Big Valley, Alberta, Canada. Copyright AFP Photo / David Boily

An anonymous tip last April alerted Canadian officials to the fact that 500 ducks had mistaken an oil sands company’s pollutant-filled reservoir in Alberta as a safe place to land. To the public’s dismay, only three birds survived. Environmental News Network

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