The Athabasca Tar Sands currently account for the biggest oil extraction programme in the world, producing a staggering 1.3 million barrels of oil a day. The pollution and habitat destruction associated with their production have com under scrutiny from environmentalists all over the world. Emma Jarvis highlights the environmental devastation created by the extraction of oil from the Canada Tar Sands and how the cause is not all that far from home.
Is the government slightly out of touch when it comes to hardcore environmentalism? Sophia James takes a look at recent allegations of police misconduct when infiltrating groups of “domestic extremists”.