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Canada has the world's second largest proven oil reserves, but pays a heavy environmental price to exploit them.
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By Stephen Leahy

Mega-Project Scrapes the Bottom of the Oil Barrel
Extracting oil from Alberta's tar sands generates greenhouse gas emissions and destroys forests and wetlands. The activity's health and social impact is one of Canada's most pressing environmental issues.

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By Humberto Márquez

100 Million Trees for Venezuela
Over the next five years, a reforestation project aims to replace a total of some 140,000 hectares of woodlands -- the number of trees logged in Venezuela each year.

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In this section, Tierramérica shares letters from our readers. If you'd like to send us your comments, please write to: cartas@tierramerica.org.

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Cuban experts warn that the vanishing of bats will change ecology… “Green Schools” in Honduras look to the future… Chile’s state-owned mining company faces investigation… Guatemalan forest cover continues to shrink…Clean air for Latin American cities…Chávez Aims to Divert Sewage from River ...

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