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Downpours More Frequent with Global Warming, According to Study

The frequency of heavy downpours has increased across the globe over the past 50 years, according to research led by the Global Institute for...

New Study Shows Legacy of DDT in Lake Ecosystems

The pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) persists in remote lakes at concerning levels half a century after it was banned, according to the findings of a...

Rose Inspires the Design of a New Water Purification Device

The rose may be one of the most iconic symbols of the fragility of love in popular culture, but now the flower could hold...

Rio Tinto Launches Study to Evaluate Climate Change Impacts on Fish...

Rio Tinto, a mining and metals company, has launched a project that will evaluate the impacts of climate change on three fish populations in...

Majority of Canadians Don’t Trust Manufacturers’ Claims About “Flushability” of Wipes

Friends of the Earth has released the results of its poll on flushable wipes, which found that a majority of Canadians do not believe...

New Funding for Community-Based Monitoring in Ottawa River Watershed

Ottawa Riverkeeper has welcomed the federal government’s decision to fund research and community-based monitoring (CBM) that will contribute to a better understanding of the...

Government of Ontario Supports Freshwater Research and Education

The Government of Ontario is providing more than $2 million in funding to the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA), which...

Nadja Kunz Named Canada Research Chair in Mine Water Management and...

Nadja Kunz, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), has received the title of Canada Research Chair in Mine Water Management...

Canada Home to Vast Majority of North America’s Remaining Longest and...

Just over one-third (37 per cent) of the world’s 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Nature. Of those found in...

Researchers Harness Sunlight to Remove Hydrogen from Wastewater

Hydrogen is a critical component in thousands of common products, from plastic to fertilizers, but producing pure hydrogen is expensive and energy intensive. Now,...

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