Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A Pipeline to Global Warming

A controversial expansion project is set to triple Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline capacity when it is completed in 2022. The pipeline carries up to 300,000 barrels of crude and refined oil a day from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia. After expansion it will have the capacity to transport 890,000 barrels per day.

Al Jazeera traveled more than 2,000 km along the pipeline route. During this journey they interviewed indigenous land defenders, community leaders, legal experts and supporters of the project. You can explore the results of this Al Jazeera investigation on Nations Divided: Mapping Canada's Pipeline Battle. This scrollytelling interactive map follows the route of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

As you progress through this story map, traveling along the pipeline's route across Canada, you can read Al Jazeera's interviews with locals, environmentalists and supporters of the expansion project. Al Jazeera's interactive story map explains the history behind the Trans Mountain pipeline, the reasons why it is being expanded and why its expansion is so controversial. As well as the many interviews with people along the pipeline's route Al Jazeera's map includes photos, videos and custom made Street View panoramas of locations along the route.

Al Jazeera's Nations Divided map was created using Mapbox's new Scrollytelling Template. The Scrollytelling Template can help you create a scroll driven story map using the Mapbox GL mapping library.

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