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Fort McMurray’s ban on plastic bags

Colorado’s Crested Butte appears ready to push the kibosh on throw-away plastic bags. IN this, it has an unlikely role model: the oil boom town of Fort McMurray, which took the action in 2010. Continue reading

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Fort McMurray, carbon and ski towns

Fort McMurray, now much of it reduced to ashes, is no ski town, but has a subarctic climate. As such, a 90-degree temperature in early May seems unfathomable. How this oil boom town and ski towns of the West are strapped together at the hip.
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