- Water Is Central to Three new Order of Canada Recipients
The Order of Canada is receiving 113 new members this year, including three who have played a role in improving Canadian water resources. Dennis O’Connor, O.C., Toronto The Honourable Dennis O’Connor is counsel in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He sat on the Court of Appeal for Ontario from 1998 to 2012. […]
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- Environmental Defence Applauds Federal Regulation of Microbeads
Environmental Defence has issued a statement to applaud the federal government’s decision to add microbeads to the Schedule 1 list of toxic substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), enabling the government to regulate the substance. The government can now move on regulations to ban microbeads under CEPA. Microbeads are toxic and unnecessary additions to […]
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- East Coast of Vancouver Island in Level 4 drought
In response to low rainfall and record high temperatures across southern and eastern Vancouver Island, the province is putting residents on the highest drought alert and closing most streams and rivers to angling. Government staff have upgraded the drought in the region to Level 4—extremely dry—and are urging all water users, including residents, industry, farmers, […]
- Playtime in India
For kids in India, the humid Summer and Monsoon seasons make access to safe water a playtime prerequisite.
- Kids Are Playing in Baktarpur
In the slums of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, playtime can be a rarity. But when Shefaly installed a water system for her family and neighbors, her courtyard filled with smiles and laughter.
- Rosalyn and Varsat are Smiling
Safe water gave a young mother living near Mysore, India a more peaceful pregnancy, and the chance to watch her daughter play each day.
- The Stream, June 30: Indonesia’s Abandoned Mines Leave Big Pollution Problem
The Global Rundown Pollution from mines abandoned during the recent collapse of coal markets is contaminating rivers and rice paddies in Indonesia. Water flows are declining and shifting in the Indus Basin, researchers found. Scarce water supplies in some drought-hit regions of India are sparking violence. Michigan’s new budget includes a big funding boost to […]
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- North America Clean Energy Plan Could Boost Canadian Hydropower
Leaders pledge more use of low-carbon fuels. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue At a summit in Ottawa today, the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States agreed to accelerate North America’s development of low-carbon energy sources, pledging that half of their combined electricity use will come from “clean” fuel sources by 2025. “We […]
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- The Stream, June 29: Pollutants, Agriculture, And Expanding Populations Stress Water Reserves
The Global Rundown Pollutants continue to taint vital groundwater supplies in the United States and India, even as informed government agencies fail to act. Swedish scientists say they are one step closer to cracking cost-effective hydrogen energy. Water ATMs may prove an innovative solution to Kenya’s water crisis. Meanwhile, reimagining agricultural practices in Asia and the Caribbean could hold the key to surviving unprecedented droughts. […]
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