Sep 29th, 2011
By Josh Tapper Toronto Star September 28 2011 Toronto’s drinking water could be at risk due to a recent proposal to treat toxic waste at a plant on the New York side of Lake Ontario Read more ...
Aug 24th, 2011
Q&A with FAO Assistant Director-General for Natural Resources, Alexander Mueller FAO news release August 23 2011 The vulnerability of rain-dependent food production systems and the people who depend on them has been brought into stark relief by the situation in East Africa. Read more ...
Aug 17th, 2011
Blue-green algae is a very serious, very solvable problem By Mark Mattson Waterkeeper.ca Weekly August 17 2011 Cyanobacteria in our Lakes and Rivers across Canada and the US (better know as blue-green algae) is a very serious problem. It also a fairly common problem this time of year. Warm, still, st...
Jul 27th, 2011
Low water conditions for Innisfil Creek, Boyne River and Blue Mountain subwatershedsNews Release from Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority July 25 2011 UTOPIA – Low water conditions have been declared in parts of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) watershed. A Level I low water...
Jul 12th, 2011
$1.6 billion targeted in environmental initiatives, departure of dozens of scientists and technicians News release from Council of Canadians July 4 2011 OTTAWA – Prominent scientists, environmentalists and groups issued a statement addressed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper today decrying cuts to En...
Jun 4th, 2011
AWARE Simcoe June 4 2011Beth Brass Elson from Beausoleil Island First Nation, the First Nations representative on the AWARE Simcoe board, has embarked on the Mother Earth Water Walk.It's a journey to call attention to the sacred gift of water, the source of all life. She crossed the border at the Sau...
May 31st, 2011
Policy makers wary of dealing with issue By FELICITY BARRINGER New York Times IRVINE, Calif. — Scientists have been using small variations in the Earth’s gravity to identify trouble spots around the globe where people are making unsustainable demands on groundwater, one of the planet’s main sources ...
May 30th, 2011
Of interest: Green Heroes- on TV Did you see the Ladies of the Lake episode on Nov.9, 2010? If you missed it go to http://www.tvo.org/TVO/WebObjects/TVO.woa?videoid?65823550500...
May 27th, 2011
Water protectors to participate in panel discussion AWARE Simcoe May 27 2011 Beverley Else, founder of Celebrate Lake Simcoe, Beausoleil First Nation Councillor Jeff Monague, Dr. William Shotyk, founder of the Elmvale Water Festival and Melancthon Deputy Mayor Darren White will participate in a panel...
Apr 24th, 2011
Water Remunicipiliization Tracker April 24 2011 In 2004, a decade-long fight against water privatization ended in a major victory for the citizens of Hamilton in Canada. In September of that year, the city council voted to take back the operation and maintenance of the city’s water and wastewater tr...