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Which Jobs are Available in the Oil Sands Industry?

Oil Sands Jobs: What Work is Available in the Oil Sands Industry?

Canada’s oil sands economy The number of oil sands jobs in Canada reached a peak in early 2014. However, global oil prices dropped by 70 per cent between mid-2014 and 2016. Jurisdictions with undiversified exports, such as Alberta, which relies heavily on its oil sands industry, were badly hit. As a result, Canada’s oil and…

climate impact e-bikes

Climate Impact of E-Bikes: How They Affect the Environment

Initially dismissed as a “bike for the unathletic” or “lazy”, the bike with switchable electronic support is becoming increasingly popular. In this article, we explain the climate impact of e-bikes, as a result of their increased usage. Cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle Cycling, electronically assisted or not, is an environmentally friendly alternative to…

deforestation and climate change facts

Deforestation and Climate Change Facts

Forests cover around 30% of the earth’s land1. But shockingly around 18.7 million acres of forests are lost every year2. Subsequently, in total the world has lost 1.3 million square kilometres of forest between 1990 and 2016 alone – equivalent to 1,000 football fields of forest lost every hour3. This is called deforestation. It is…

Large scale carbon capture

Large Scale Carbon Capture

Every second of the day, an extensive amount of greenhouse gases (mostly carbon dioxide) are emitted into the atmosphere by power plants, heavy industries, cars and other manmade sources. To tackle the provoked global climate change and stay under the 1.5ºC warming advised by the IPCC1, there need to be effective solutions to reverse the…