Jul 29th, 2019
Lake Erie’s green algal blooms — often attributed to agricultural pollution — have in some years caused thousands of dead fish to wash up on our shores. Most Canadians seem unaware of the lake’s newfound legal rights. But it begs the question of whether Ontario farmers bear responsibility for t...
Apr 23rd, 2019
Minister Rod Phillips (front row, fifth from left), Council Chief Glen Hare (front row, sixth from left) and Parliamentary Assistant Andrea Khanjin (front row, fourth from right) meet with the Great Lakes Guardians’ Council. News release from Ontario government Ontario’s government is working t...
Apr 11th, 2019
A piping plover and chick at Wasaga Beach, where protective measures have led to the nesting of 36 breeding pairs and the fledging of 64 chicks in the last decade. Environmental groups fear Ontario’s review of the Endangered Species Act signals deregulation that could include piping plovers By ...
Mar 25th, 2019
Great Lakes – Wikiemedia Commons photo Ramped up efforts needed to protect the world’s inland waters EU SCIENCE HUB February 5 2019 At least 15% of the world’s inland surface water areas are covered by protected areas, according to a new study from the Joint Research Centre (the European...
Mar 25th, 2019
Government to Convene Great Lakes Guardians’ Council Ontario government news release March 22, 2019 To mark World Water Day, Ontario’s government is working for the people to protect the water quality and ecosystems of the Great Lakes as part of its commitment in the Made-in-Ontario Environment...
Feb 11th, 2019
A contaminated plume enters the Atlantic from the mouth of Brazil’s Rio Doce, once a healthy fishery, days after the the 2015 collapse of a dam released highly toxic mine wastes. By Dr. Gary G. Kohls Global Research February 7 2019 The photos and videos in this supplemental Duty to Warn column need t...
Jan 18th, 2019
By John Bacher January 7 2019 The name Bill 66 seems like a science fiction monster akin to Godzilla, which emerged out of the debris of nuclear contaminated post-war Japan. A similar scary beast has come forth today out of the fiendish populism of Ontario Premier, Doug Ford. While Godzilla pi...
Dec 29th, 2018
Double-crested cormorants on the nest. It takes both male and female cormorants to raise the young – shooting one would result in the chicks dying. AWARE News Network Edward Kroc, assistant professor of Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology at the University of British Columbia has ...
Dec 18th, 2018
Unlike many species, it takes both male and female cormorants to raise the young. Shooting one would result in the chicks dying. From Ontario Nature Under the guise of “population management,” the Government of Ontario is proposing nothing less than an all-out slaughter of double-crested cormorants,...
Dec 5th, 2018
Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk speaks to media. -National Observer photo By Fatima Syed National Observer An Ontario cabinet minister is vowing to bring in “more oversight” for the province’s oil and gas pipelines, following a damning audit that found the responsible government agency failed to...