Three-part online series on energy and the environment

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 3:05:00 PM

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Professor Andrew Miall
, of the Department of Geology at U of T and former President of the Royal Society of Canada's Academy of Science, has written a three-part online series in The Mark focusing on fossil-fuel dependence and the intersection of energy and the environment. The first part, posted February 21, 2012 is on our current dependence on fossil fuels and its unmatched efficiency as an energy source.  Part 2, posted February 29, discusses the finite nature of oil and gas, and what that means for the future of our energy economy.  Posted on March 5, part 3 is on the environmental concerns associated with various energy sources, and our need to find less-damaging substitutes.

Read the online series at
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

Professor Miall also served on a federal Oil Sands Advisory Panel and Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel which were tasked with recommending and designing an effective oil sands monitoring, evaluation and reporting system that address all environmental media - air, land, water and biodiversity.  He recently presented a seminar this work as part of the Environment Seminar Series presented by the Centre for Environment.  
For an article by Dr. Miall on these panels, featured in the  
January 2012 issue of E-Environews, and copies of the final reports, please visit

For more on Dr. Miall, visit his homepage: