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Internet, Science and Technology

Ignoring Indigenous women’s traditional knowledge hurts Arctic science, G7 summit hears

Each week, Eye on the Arctic brings you news and views from around the North Indigenous women’s traditional knowledge is too often excluded from scientific research in the North, something that could have serious implications for fully understanding how climate» 

Environment, Indigenous

First Nation fined $100K over environmental infraction and a single word

Fine goes from $10K, to $100K The issue goes back to 2011, when the Big River First Nations was given a warning about environmental violations at a gasoline station on the reserve. The situation involved contraventions of the Storage Tank» 

Environment, Indigenous, International

The end of the south Selkirk caribou virtually certain

They were called the “ghost herd” because there were so few in number, and so seldom seen. Now they’re on their way to become just that, ghosts. Of a herd which once had vast numbers at the beginning of the» 

Environment, Society

Banned pesticides found in flowers sold in Ottawa

An environmental group has complained to the Ontario government that it has found banned pesticides on flowers sold to gardeners in Ottawa. The pesticides include residues of neonicotinoids which are harmful to bees and human health. The non-profit group, Friends» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s pipeline battle follows Prime Minister to London

Canada is embroiled in an increasingly bitter battle over an oil pipeline. The Trans Mountain pipeline would see the American headquartered company, Kinder Morgan, build a pipeline from the Alberta oil-sands across the Rocky Mountains, through British Columbia to the» 

Economy, Environment

Winter road salt slowly killing a lake.

You wouldn’t know to look at the beautiful lake which borders the city of Sudbury in northern Ontario, but the lake is in crisis. The small city of over 160,000 is billed as the “city of lakes” but gets much» 

Economy, Environment, Politics

Oil pipeline fight- dramatic announcement

Pits company, Alberta, and federal government against B.C, environmentalists, and First Nations The ongoing and bitter fight over a new pipeline from Alberta to the west coast of British Columbia heard a major announcement today. The Texas-based Kinder-Morgan said it» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Society

Banning single-use plastic straws, cups, containers

Plastic has been a boon to mankind used in everything from containers, to bags, to car and plane parts, to clothing and so much more. However, it has also become an environmental disaster. While single use plastic shopping bags have» 

Economy, Environment

Concern over serious fish decline off Newfoundland

They’re a tiny fish, but a critical link in the food chain. Conservationists, fishermen and the government are all concerned about a huge decline of up to 70 per cent, in the capelin population off the coasts of Newfoundland and» 

Environment, International

Scientists alarmed: no right whale calves

No calves spotted this year For decades conservationists, and scientists have been extremely concerned about the population of North Atlantic right whales. Estimates are that there are now less than 450 of the animals left, only about 100 of which»