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Oil sands pollution comparable to a large power plant

It takes a lot of energy to extract heavy, viscous and valuable bitumen from Canada's oil sands and refine it into crude oil. Companies mine some of the sands with multi-story excavators, separate out the bitumen, and process ...

Feb 22, 2012
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Chevron suspends Brazil offshore drilling

US oil giant Chevron Corporation said on Thursday that it had suspended its current and future drilling operations off Rio de Janeiro state, following a crude oil slick in the area.

Nov 24, 2011
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Robotic boats to travel across Pacific Ocean

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last Thursday, November 17, four unmanned Wave Gliders left the coast of San Francisco and began a 300-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. The vehicles, which are self-propelled and remotely ...

Nov 21, 2011 weblog
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Oil spilled into Yellowstone River in US

An oil pipeline in northwestern US state Montana has ruptured and spilled crude oil into the Yellowstone River, a key tourist attraction in the region that runs through a famed national park, the pipeline ...

Jul 03, 2011
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