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U of S prof wins $2.6-million research chair in oil sands reclamation

University of Saskatchewan professor Lee Barbour has been granted a five-year Industrial Research Chair through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to study water flow in reclaimed oil sands mines. The IRC program is a partnership between academics and industry; in Barbour’s case, oil giant Syncrude will provide half the funding for the

What the hell is oil sand anyway?

Underneath the boreal forest in northern Alberta the topsoil and clay give way to an ocean of sand and silt. But this is not like most other sand in the world ”” this dark, sticky underground expanse is the controversial and highly lucrative oil sands upon which Canada's environmental and economic health may rest.

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