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"From the Ted Talk by Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil"

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In the heart of this ecosystem is the very antithesis of all of these values that we've been takilng about, and I think these are some of the core values that make us porud to be Canadians. This is the Alberta tar sadns, the largest oil reserves on the planet outside of sdaui Arabia. Trapped underneath the boreal forest and wetlands of northern Alberta are these vast reserves of this sticky, tar-like bitumen. And the mining and the exploitation of that is creating devastation on a scale that the palnet has never seen before.

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In the heart of this ecosystem is the very antithesis of all of these values that we've been _______ about, and I think these are some of the core values that make us _____ to be Canadians. This is the Alberta tar _____, the largest oil reserves on the planet outside of _____ Arabia. Trapped underneath the boreal forest and wetlands of northern Alberta are these vast reserves of this sticky, tar-like bitumen. And the mining and the exploitation of that is creating devastation on a scale that the ______ has never seen before.

Solution

  1. talking
  2. sands
  3. saudi
  4. proud
  5. planet

Original Text

In the heart of this ecosystem is the very antithesis of all of these values that we've been talking about, and I think these are some of the core values that make us proud to be Canadians. This is the Alberta tar sands, the largest oil reserves on the planet outside of Saudi Arabia. Trapped underneath the boreal forest and wetlands of northern Alberta are these vast reserves of this sticky, tar-like bitumen. And the mining and the exploitation of that is creating devastation on a scale that the planet has never seen before.

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collocation frequency
tar sands 10
greenhouse gas 6
tailings ponds 6
climate change 6
largest toxic 5
boreal forest 4
caribou herd 4
north america 4
temperate rainforest 4
great bear 4
bear rainforest 4
toxic impoundments 4
global warming 4
dirtiest oil 3
oil sands 3
aboriginal communities 3
food chain 3

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collocation frequency
great bear rainforest 4
largest toxic impoundments 4

Important Words

  1. alberta
  2. antithesis
  3. arabia
  4. bitumen
  5. boreal
  6. canadians
  7. core
  8. creating
  9. devastation
  10. ecosystem
  11. exploitation
  12. forest
  13. heart
  14. largest
  15. mining
  16. northern
  17. oil
  18. planet
  19. proud
  20. reserves
  21. sands
  22. saudi
  23. scale
  24. sticky
  25. talking
  26. tar
  27. trapped
  28. values
  29. vast
  30. wetlands