Remember in 2010 when 500 ducks died because they landed near a Syncrude tailings pond? ("Tailings pond" is a poetic-sounding term for "where we dump our poison.") And, then, remember in 2008 when 1,600 ducks died for the same reason? Well, ducks are pretty cute, and it's not exactly good for a company's image to have killed so many of them. So the people at Syncrude -- one of Canada's largest producers of oil from the Alberta oil sands -- have done what any corporation with an image problem would do. They've made a silly, useless little video game to make it look like they are really nice people, rather than in fact people who extract oil out of sand at great profit to them and great detriment to not only ducks, but the environment in general.
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