News tagged with sand

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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Building a better trap

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fieldwork in Peru’s Andes Mountains is demanding, especially when it involves hauling heavy equipment to remote sites that are accessible only by traversing the region’s rugged terrain.

Feb 16, 2012
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US to reject Canada pipeline: reports

The United States will Wednesday reject the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a politically charged project that is bitterly opposed by environmentalists, news reports said.

Jan 18, 2012
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Nebraska welcomes new pipeline route

Nebraska's governor on Tuesday welcomed a controversial US-Canada pipeline now that it will be rerouted away from the state's sensitive wetlands, but environmentalists vowed to keep up the fight.

Nov 16, 2011
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Iceland's Katla volcano is getting restless

(AP) -- If Iceland's air-traffic paralyzing volcanic eruption last year seemed catastrophic, just wait for the sequel. That's what some experts are saying as they nervously watch rumblings beneath a much ...

Oct 13, 2011
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