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Andrew Nikiforuk
One of Canada's leading journalists, Andrew Nikiforuk won the 2009 Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award for his expose on Alberta's growing tar sands industry (which grew out of his OnEarth article "Canada's Highway to Hell"). His latest book, Empire of the Beetle, will be published in September 2011.
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Stories by Andrew Nikiforuk
May 22, 2013
Despite government budget cuts, Canada's Banff National Park is still a magical place in springtime.
August 27, 2012
Canada's blind rush to become a fossil fuel superpower menaces not only wild lands and native peoples but the very fabric of the country's democracy.
September 19, 2011
As our climate warms, the relentless mountain pine beetle is destroying some of the West's oldest and most important trees. An excerpt from the new book "Empire of the Beetle."
August 22, 2011
When we think of our northern neighbor, what comes to mind is a nation of enlightened, outdoorsy people who love hockey. Try thinking instead of a rapacious behemoth run amok.
September 1, 2007
So far, rational environmental arguments have largely kept Utah's tar sands, which contain an estimated 12 billion to 20 billion barrels of oil, in the ground. Rising oil prices, however, may soon erase these historic constraints, just as they have done in Canada.
September 1, 2007
Even sober energy experts wonder if Alberta has gone mad as the province tears up a vast wilderness to get at the world's dirtiest, most expensive -- and perhaps last -- reserves of oil.