#1. The “world’s largest and most devastating environmental industrial project” is situated there.
Scroll down for the remaining 18 facts about the Boreal Forest.
But before you do, I hope you’ll watch Garth Lenz present his photos and the impact of tar sands mining in this moving, unforgettable TED talk video.
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More about Garth Lenz.
TED speaker Garth Lenz’s work as a photojournalist has won him top awards at Pris de la Photographie Paris and the International Photography Awards. He is also a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. His solo exhibition featuring the Alberta Tar Sands, “The True Cost of Oil” premiered in 2011.
Eighteen more Facts about the Boreal Forest (via Canadian Geographic):
- 53 percent of land in Canada is covered by boreal forest.
- 25 percent of the world’s boreal forests lie within Canada’s borders.
- Several million litres of water are absorbed and filtered in the boreal forest every day.
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