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UBC Researchers Develop Diagnostic Tool for Detecting Cryptosporidium

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a novel low-cost technique that quickly and accurately...

Researchers Remove Mercury from Water Using Platinum Electrodes

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have presented a new way to clean contaminated water using an electrochemical process. The research, Effective removal...

New Method for Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Could Reduce Costs

Long-term groundwater monitoring can be a complex, and potentially costly, practice requiring frequent sampling and laboratory analysis. A new method developed by scientists at the...

Soil and Groundwater Quality Guidelines Available for Public Comment

Documents published by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment(CCME) regarding the Canadian Soil and Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental...

N.S. Invokes Environment Act to Unearth Harrietsfield Contamination

The Province of Nova Scotia has committed to determining what’s required to remediate a former construction and demolition site in Harrietsfield, Halifax Regional Municipality. Nova...

Labatt Breweries of Canada Provides Emergency Drinking Water in N.B.

Labatt Breweries of Canada is providing 100,000 cans of emergency drinking water for New Brunswick as part of its Canadian Disaster Relief Program. The water will...

Flash Flood, Water Contamination Warnings to Canadian Smartphones

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada has released an emergency notification app, expanding the National Public Alerting System (NPAS) to include smartphones and other...

BC Proposes Policies for Protecting Watercourses from Livestock Watering

The Government of British Columbia has released an intention document that outlines potential policies to improve water management and the protection of the environment...

Report: Flawed Inspection Procedures Caused Crude Oil Leak into Alberta Creek

In its investigation report (P17H0019) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the lack of detailed inspection procedures contributed to the March 2017 crude...

Ultraviolet Treatment Serves Comox Valley as Interim Measure

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is moving forward with the installation of temporary ultraviolet treatment that is expected to reduce boil water notices by...

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