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Tue, Jun 16

Scientists speak about the environment

For decades Ken Lertzman has studied the ecology of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest. Wedged between British Columbia’s Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this rugged forest is home to thousand-year-old red cedars, salmon runs, millions of migratory birds, and the elusive white spirit bear.

On Wednesday, Lertzman and more than a hundred other North American scientists, including a Nobel laureate, signed a statement calling for a moratorium on development of Alberta’s vast oil sands.

Read more from National Geographic.