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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.

Mixing environmentalism and exercise

Over 350 cyclists descended on city hall Sept. 28 in a massive show of gratitude to city councillors for the new bike lanes downtown. Cyclists started at Caffé Sola and, with police escort, rode down to the river past city hall, finally winding around to flood the main entrance of city

Environmental fanaticism

Al Gore and David Suzuki, although likely to escape criticism, will eventually be recognized for predicting catastrophes that will never come. Environmentalists will simply continue to argue that the disasters have been slow to foster, that while mistakes have been made the science behind their arguments is sound.

Campus group wants to put roots down on your rooftop

With the help of a U of S campus group, Saskatoon's apartment dwellers may soon get more than a good view from their rooftops. The group, called Rooted, was created to promote food security and community building efforts in Saskatoon. One goal of Rooted is to find city space not currently being used and turn

Creating pedestrian-friendly spaces

Jan Gehl is a world-renowned architect involved in projects on every continent except Antarctica. Now he's hoping to leave his mark in Saskatoon. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Gehl is getting involved with Saskatoon residents, giving two lectures, meeting with city officials and sitting down with students. Gehl's work focuses on making urban

Community garden losing land

One of the joys of summertime is the abundance of fresh garden vegetables. Thanks to the many community gardens throughout the city, those without yard space are still able to grow their own. But the future looks uncertain for the Nutana Community Garden. Their lease on the current location behind the Broadway Roastery is up this

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Save the environment while saving money

TANNARA YELLAND Associate News Editor Today’s economic standstill has one important potential advantage: cutting costs often benefits the environment. In times of financial trouble, people often cut down on any expenditures they can. This can mean anything from fewer toys for the kids to moving Grandma to a cheaper home. Often one of the things…

Youth movement spearheads eco-awareness

With the twin intentions of fostering youth involvement in politics and promoting an environmentally friendly Saskatoon, the people behind 2008's We Are Many festival organized an action summit for May 14.

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