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AquaHacking Offers Five Innovative Solutions for Lake Erie

September 14, 2017 - 9:44 am

Leaders from government, First Nations, philanthropically minded businesses, and youth activists came together for the 2017 AquaHacking Summit to address the many issues facing the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin, specifically Lake Erie. Hosted by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation and the Water...

Categories: International, News, Ontario

Great Lakes Study to Assess Investment Impact on Farming Practices

September 8, 2017 - 9:51 am

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has been awarded $750,000 to lead a project that will determine whether the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) investments have influenced how farmers are conducting their agricultural operations. Agricultural producers in the Great Lakes basin have received...

Categories: International, News

Public Feedback Sought on Sustainability Indicators for Beef Processing

September 1, 2017 - 2:03 pm

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has launched a public consultation to solicit feedback on its sustainability indicators for beef processing to ensure sustainability challenges and opportunities for this sector are addressed. The indicators will form the basis of a national framework for...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Vancouver Provides Free Waste Removal to Improve Water Quality

August 17, 2017 - 11:07 am

The City of Vancouver and the Park Board have launched a free mobile pump-out service in False Creek to increase access to sewage disposal facilities and help improve water quality. The free pilot service will come directly to boats in False Creek to empty their sewage tanks, making it easier for...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Feds, Que. Invest $57.5M in St. Lawrence River Conservation

June 26, 2017 - 2:39 pm

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of $57.5 million into efforts to safeguard the St. Lawrence River. Together, the governments will work to protect the St. Lawrence River through scientific research, action, and collaboration with their partners, including NGOs, private...

Categories: News, Quebec

New Brunswick to Survey Parlee Beach Wetlands, Protect Water Quality

June 21, 2017 - 11:39 am

A ground survey to delineate wetlands in the area surrounding Parlee Beach begins this week. The project is part of the government’s effort to improve water quality at the beach. The declaration of Parlee Beach as a unique feature of the environment means developments that could affect water quality...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

NWT Commits Funds to Ongoing Water Quality Research

June 6, 2017 - 9:52 am

North West Territories has announced funding for new monitoring and research projects, including an investigation of arsenic pollution in lakes near Yellowknife. A total of 13 new environmental monitoring and research projects have been awarded funding through the Northwest Territories Cumulative...

Categories: News, Northern Canada

N.B., Feds Commit $3M for Water Infrastructure, Conservation

May 11, 2017 - 10:06 am

The Government of New Brunswick, with the federal government, will invest up to $3 million in strategic infrastructure and studies to support water quality improvements at Parlee Beach. Parlee Beach is also being declared as a unique feature of the environment. The declaration means developments that...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

White Rock Receives Federal Funding for Arsenic Treatment

March 20, 2017 - 6:45 am

White Rock, B.C., has received nearly $12 million in funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia to help deliver a $14.2 million arsenic and manganese treatment processes to address water quality in the city. The funding is part of the recently announced $373 million being delivered in...

Categories: News, Western Canada

EPA Releases Final Report on Hydraulic Fracturing

December 15, 2016 - 12:36 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its final report on hydraulic fracturing, which details the impact of the process on drinking water. The report, Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States...

Categories: International, National, News

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