Oscar’s day out

Oscar the destructive little porcupine
Oscar the destructive little porcupine

After the snow melted off for the first time this “spring” (oh it’s back again now, well played Alberta, well played — “it’s spring time…haha jk gotcha!”) we began noticing a number of trees that had been more or less decimated by a certain little porcupine.

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Canada’s Oil Sands mega-projects, an aerial view: heads in the tar sands

Shell’s Albian Sands project wasteland
Shell’s Albian Sands project wasteland

While working for a mining exploration company in Northern Alberta in the summer of 2012, I had the amazing opportunity of flying over the tar sands projects.

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