While many U.S. states and Ontario are working to ban microbeads, Canada’s federal government has yet to make a move. Continue reading Conservation groups ask Canada to classify microbeads “toxic”
As the federal government prepares to introduce its budget, the Council of Canadians is calling for the allocation of significant resources to protecting the Great Lakes as a Commons, a Public Trust and a Protected Bioregion. The Council of Canadians outlines how and why to do this in a new report today entitled Our Great Lakes Commons: A People’s Plan to Protect the Great Lakes Forever. Continue reading Protect the Great Lakes as a Commons, says Council of Canadians
Toronto – More than 580 billion litres of drinking water, the equivalent of 236,000 Olympic swimming pools, are being wasted every year by homeowners in the Great Lakes region of Ontario and Quebec, according to a report released today by Environmental Defence. Down the Drain: Water Conservation in the Great Lakes Basin outlines how much water could be saved in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and gardens across the Great Lakes. Continue reading Are We Conserving Great Lakes Water?
Ottawa must toughen disappointing new rules intended to stop more destructive invasive species from devastating the Great Lakes, the Ontario … Continue reading Ottawa chastised on Great Lakes’ ballast rules
TORONTO ? Despite decades of effort cleaning up the Great Lakes, industrial discharges of water pollutants into the lakes are … Continue reading Pollution in Great Lakes rising despite cleanup effort, study says