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The Battle Against Desertification—Why Canada Should Care

A growing human population and runaway consumption are putting unsustainable pressures on the natural resources we depend on for survival. Our misuse and abuse of land and water is changing fertile land…

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Hidden Treasure

[caption id="attachment_1699" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Superficial aquifers. Image courtesy of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada."][/caption] Making a map is easy. Making a good resource inventory map is difficult. That's what four southwest…
May. 11, 2009
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Water by the Barrel

Low Impact Development (LID), the concept of onsite management of stormwater through natural, decentralized controls, has been catching on fast across Canada and the United States over the last decade.…
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Digging Up Dirt

While geothermal technology looks like a great alternative to oil, geothermal installations and their effect on groundwater have been a topic of environmental concern for the last two or three…
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Constructed Wetlands

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Protecting Lake Simcoe

Once known as Canada's ice fishing capital, Lake Simcoe is Ontario's largest lake after the Great Lakes, boasting a surface area of approximately 744 square kilometres. But Lake Simcoe can…
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Interview: Dr. Joe MacInnis

"Water has been my life in a different way than for most people. I have lived inside of it." In 1969, Dr. Joe MacInnis, one of the world's foremost underwater…
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Interview: Dr. Rob de Loë

Over the past two years, hundreds of boil water advisories have been issued in Ontario alone. Why aren't we providing everyone in Canada with safe drinking water? Dr. Rob de…
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Digging Up Dirt

While geothermal technology looks like a great alternative to oil, geothermal installations and their effect on groundwater have been a topic of environmental concern for the last two or three…
Apr. 13, 2009
Read Later

Constructed Wetlands

Picture a wetland treatment system. Do you see the man-made equivalent of a natural marsh-open water with some cattails and maybe a few ducks? If you apply a harsh Canadian…
Apr. 07, 2009
Read Later

Protecting Lake Simcoe

Once known as Canada's ice fishing capital, Lake Simcoe is Ontario's largest lake after the Great Lakes, boasting a surface area of approximately 744 square kilometres. But Lake Simcoe can…
Mar. 30, 2009
Read Later

Interview: Dr. Joe MacInnis

"Water has been my life in a different way than for most people. I have lived inside of it." In 1969, Dr. Joe MacInnis, one of the world's foremost underwater…
Mar. 12, 2009
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Interview: Dr. Rob de Loë

Over the past two years, hundreds of boil water advisories have been issued in Ontario alone. Why aren't we providing everyone in Canada with safe drinking water? Dr. Rob de…

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