Highlights / drinking water

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Northern lakes risk losing ice cover, affecting drinking water: study

If greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, almost 5,700 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere could permanently lose their ice cover this century, according to a study by researchers at York University. In the next decade alone, 179 of those lakes could »

Indigenous, Politics

Feds won’t meet target for resolving drinking water woes on reserves: minister

The Trudeau government will not be able to honour its pledge to solve all drinking water problems in First Nations communities by March of 2021, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday. At a press conference in Ottawa, Miller said »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Corporate water bottling coming under increased opposition in Ontario

The central province of Ontario has experienced a major heat wave and drought this summer putting a great strain on water supplies. Indeed residents in most communities all across Canada now regularly face water usage restrictions in summer. In spite »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Plan to store nuclear waste underground

It’s called the “Deep Geologic Repository” or DGR. A three-member federal review panel formed in early 2012 by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission released its 457-page report this week on a plan this week to bury nuclear waste at the »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Your drinking water is drugged

We as a society consume a lot of pharmaceuticals: painkillers, hormone replacements, blood thinners,  anti-depressants, and many many others. Some people of course also take restricted, so-called illegal drugs,  cocaine for example. But none are absorbed 100 percent. Some of »