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Sep 19th, 2017
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by MICHAEL YATES Counterpunch I am lying in a meadow high in the Rocky Mountains. The sun is warm and comforting. I watch the clouds, puffy white in the blue sky, but soon pull a cap over my eyes and enter that state where thoughts swirl through your head and you don’t know if you’re […]...
Sep 15th, 2017
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See below for update, text of flier ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF TINY, SPRINGWATER AND TAY TOWNSHIP from Friends of the Waverley Uplands Protecting French’s Hill * The Recharge Area For The Alliston Aquifer There will be a public meeting held by Dufferin Aggregates on Tuesday September 19. 2017 * Wye...
Sep 13th, 2017
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In Zinacantán, a Tzotzil indigenous community outside San Cristobal, Coca-Cola is widely sold during the festival for the town’s patron saint, San Jerónimo. (Photo: Martha Pskowski) Coca-Cola Sucks Wells Dry in Chiapas, Forcing Residents to Buy Water By Martha Pskowski, Truthout The water is di...
Sep 13th, 2017
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Aerial view of the land acquired by Simcoe County in BWG County Forests officially opens Kirkup Woods Tract Simcoe County news release Simcoe County Forests is celebrating the official opening of the 104-acre Kirkup Woods Tract in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Located within a County “...
Sep 13th, 2017
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Major salmon migration event includes nature walk with conservation experts, gourmet meal, FREE kids lunch and entertainment News release from the Blue Mountain Trust Foundation In the wake of last year’s resounding success, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is holding See the Salmon Run for a second...
Sep 4th, 2017
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Province’s new plan for Greater Golden Horseshoe would protect a continuous base of agricultural land By AINSLIE CRUICKSHANK Toronto Star The whiz of cars on Kennedy Rd. cuts through the sound of crickets singing and wind rustling through soy fields at Empringham Farms. The busy north-south corridor ...
Aug 31st, 2017
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A rock bass. Researchers have detected build-ups of human antidepressants in the brains of this fish species, among others, in the Niagara River. -Wikimedia Commons photo The drugs enter rivers and lakes from treatment plants and sewage overflows, threatening aquatic life, scientists say By Charlotte...
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Aug 31st, 2017
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‘The swamps and wetlands that once characterized Houston’s hinterland have been replaced with strip malls and suburban tract homes.’ Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP There’s never been a more important time to understand the political machinations that led to Harvey’s destructiveness – and dismantle the...
Aug 30th, 2017
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Over the past four years the Town of Midland has discharged 1.3 million litres of raw sewage into Georgian Bay. During severe storms, the sanitary sewer system gets overwhelmed by the inflow of storm water, given the fact that some storm sewers and sump pumps are impr...
Aug 30th, 2017
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from Nature Conservancy Canada Minesing Wetlands, West of Barrie, ON Thursday August 31, 2017 10:0A0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and NCC for a wet and wild day of installing wing deflectors along Willow Creek in Minesing Wetlands. Once installed, t...