Community groups work together to clean up pollution in a sensitive alpine ecosystem in northeastern BC.
We may never experience the kind of deadly pollution China is struggling with, but we can do a lot to make sure our air, water and soil are as clean as possible.
University of Calgary geographer leads study on association between oil spills and maritime activities on Pacific Coast.
Scientists around the world have been warning us for decades about the consequences of our wasteful lifestyles.
This video explores how the addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by human beings, has upset a natural balance between ocean, land and atmosphere that has been in place for thousands of years.
You have probably heard about the garbage patches that our in our oceans but may not know the exactly what it looks like. I however do. I have sailed through 2 of them. I remember being amazed at the sudden onslaught of garbage and wondered if a local fishing boat was dumping into the ocean. I […]
Medical experts working for the Quebec government’s National Public Health Institute (INSPQ) are “a little gang of Talibans”, charges Bernard Coulombe, president of the Jeffrey asbestos mine.
Toronto – Sewage treatments plants are the Top 10 Water Polluters in Ontario, and are the largest reported releasers of mercury and lead into the province’s lakes, streams, and rivers, according to an analysis released yesterday by Environmental Defence. The analysis comes as a legislative committee at Queen’s Park reviews the government’s proposed Toxics Reduction […]
Here’s your weekly Science Matters column from the David Suzuki Foundation: March 19, 2009 – The discovery by Swiss chemist Paul Mueller in 1939 that DDT kills insect “pests” was hailed as a breakthrough. Dr. Mueller went on to win a Nobel Prize in 1948 for his work, and DDT became the most widely used […]