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10:19 Friday 16 March 2012  Written by Justin Burns

Come along to free exhibtion about Canada's Boreal Forest

Canada’s Boreal Forest
Canada’s Boreal Forest

An open-air street gallery telling the story of one of the world's biggest ecological disasters arrives in Windsor today.

The free Tarnished Earth exhibition will be shown in the Windsor Royal and King Edward Court Shopping Centres until April 16.

It shows how Canada’s Boreal Forest is being destroyed and polluted by the rush to extract oil from the tar sands just below the surface.

All the photographs were taken by Jiri Rezac and it is being put on by The Co-operative Group in conjunction with WWF-UK and Greenpeace.

Each is illuminated at night and contrast the destruction caused by the oil extraction within the area’s pristine wilderness and the traditional way of life of the indigenous First Nation Cree.

Visit www.tarnishedearth.co.uk for more.

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