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Parks Canada working with fishermen to restore ocean ecosystem

EelGrass Parks Canada and Nova Scotia fishermen are working together to restore eelgrass beds on the ocean floor to provide habitat for indigenous crabs. The invasive green crab from Europe has wiped out the eelgrass. The fishermen have been trapping …
Parks Canada and Nova Scotia fishermen are working together to restore eelgrass beds on the ocean floor to provide habitat for indigenous crabs. The invasive green crab from … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/parks-canada-working-with-fishermen-to-restore-ocean-ecosystem/

Vale accused of illegally dumping toxic material in Labrador

Mine Dump Mining company Vale is accused of breaking the federal Fisheries Act for allegedly dumping toxic effluent into Anaktalak Bay for over a month. Vale Newfoundland and Labrador’s nickel mine is located at Anaktalak Bay. The mining giant is accu…
Mining company Vale is accused of breaking the federal Fisheries Act for allegedly dumping toxic effluent into Anaktalak Bay for over a month. Vale Newfoundland and Labrad… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/vale-accused-of-illegally-dumping-toxic-material-in-labrador/

Green burials available in Ontario

Going Under Green The municipality of Niagara Falls is planning to offer green burials at its rural cemeteries by next year. Cemetery officials for the city say the goal is to reduce carbon footprints and reduce the impact on the earth. All compone…
The municipality of Niagara Falls is planning to offer green burials at its rural cemeteries by next year.   Cemetery officials for the city say the goal is to reduce carb… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/green-burials-available-in-ontario/

Coke and WWF partner on new environmental goals

The Real Thing The World Wildlife Fund is partnering with Coca-Cola on a new program to improve the beverage giant’s sustainability record. The program boasts a commitment to sustainable water and energy use, as well as implementing eco-friendly packag…
The World Wildlife Fund is partnering with Coca-Cola on a new program to improve the beverage giant’s sustainability record. The program boasts a commitment to sustainable wa… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/coke-and-wwf-partner-on-new-environmental-goals/

Environmental impact of Lac-Mégantic disaster unknown

Railandish The train derailment disaster in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic dumped some 100,000 litres of oil into the Chaudière River, but officials do not yet know what type of oil was spilt. If it was heavy oil then the water ecosystem and fish wi…
The train derailment disaster in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic dumped some 100,o00 litres of oil into the Chaudière River, but officials do not yet know what type of oil wa… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/environmental-impact-of-lac-megantic-disaster-unknown/

NWT resource deal concerns environmentalists

Arctic Assessment Environmentalists warn a new resource agreement between the Northwest Territories and Canada’s northern economic development agency will weaken the environmental review process. The new deal favors northern economic development at a…
Environmentalists warn a new resource agreement between the Northwest Territories and Canada’s northern economic development agency will weaken the environmental review proce… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/nwt-resource-deal-concerns-environmentalists/

Electronic recyclers face tight margins in Ontario; as traditional recycling industry grows

Re-Money Recycling electronics has improved in Ontario, but not enough is done to encourage refurbishing and re-use, says the executive director of Computers for Kids, Chris Davies. More goods are being recycled since the province created stewardship …
Recycling electronics has improved in Ontario, but not enough is done to encourage refurbishing and re-use, says the executive director of Computers for Kids, Chris Davies. … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/electronic-recyclers-face-tight-margins-in-ontario-as-traditional-recycling-industry-grows/

Award finalist turned family farm into carbon sequestration business

Carbon Farmer Faced with selling the uneconomic family farm, Brad and Rebecca Edwards Rabiey instead turned it into a successful carbon sequestration business. The couple plants native trees on their farm and the lands of other farmers and organization…
Faced with selling the uneconomic family farm, Brad and Rebecca Edwards Rabiey instead turned it into a successful carbon sequestration business. The couple plants native … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/award-finalist-turned-family-farm-into-carbon-sequestration-business/

Oil by rail grew by 28,000 per cent since 2009

Railandia While a Quebec town is coming to terms with a massive blast caused by a derailed train carrying oil, the rail-by-oil business has been booming – expanding 28,000 per cent over the past five years. The cost-effective alternative to tight pi…
While a Quebec town is coming to terms with a massive blast caused by a derailed train carrying oil, the rail-by-oil business has been booming – expanding 28,000 per cent ove… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/oil-by-rail-grew-by-28000-per-cent-since-2009/

Vancouver opens North America’s largest urban orchard

Urban Orchard Vancouver’s SOLEfood Street Farms is opening the largest urban orchard in North America. The orchard is on land formerly used as a gas station and is being leased in partnership with the City of Vancouver. Already nearly 500 trees are g…
Vancouver’s SOLEfood Street Farms is opening the largest urban orchard in North America. The orchard is on land formerly used as a gas station and is being leased in partners… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/vancouver-opens-north-americas-largest-urban-orchard/

Pepsi still contains a carcinogen, says consumer watchdog

4-Mel The Center for Environmental Health found Pepsi in the U.S. contains the chemical 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel, which forms in the cooking process and is a known carcinogen. After California passed a law requiring drinks containing a certain le…
The Center for Environmental Health found Pepsi in the U.S. contains the chemical 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel, which forms in the cooking process and is a known carcinogen. … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/pepsi-still-contains-a-carcinogen-says-consumer-watchdog/

Regina starts residential recycling program

Welcome to 1983 The city of Regina kicked off its mandatory city-wide recycling program this week. Nearly 62,000 households will participate in the program at a cost of $91.25 each. The city’s goal is to reduce landfill waste by 2015, but on the first …
The city of Regina kicked off its mandatory city-wide recycling program this week. Nearly 62,000 households will participate in the program at a cost of $91.25 each. The city… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/regina-starts-residential-recycling-program/

Windsor Port Authority to clear city’s last untouched riverfront

Put a Plaza On It Citizens in Windsor, Ont. are meeting to discuss the fate of the city’s last undeveloped waterfront area, know as Ojibway Shores. The Windsor Port Authority is proposing to level and develop 12.9 hectares of land next to Black Oak Par…
Citizens in Windsor, Ont. are meeting to discuss the fate of the city’s last undeveloped waterfront area, know as Ojibway Shores. The Windsor Port Authority is proposing to l… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/windsor-port-authority-to-clear-citys-last-untouched-riverfront/

Consumer plastics clogging the Great Lakes

Plastic Lakes New research reveals levels of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes is higher than 450,000 particles per square kilometre, and double levels found in some oceans. Last year, researchers from the State University of New York studied wate…
New research reveals levels of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes is higher than 450,000 particles per square kilometre, and double levels found in some oceans. Last yea… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/consumer-plastics-clogging-the-great-lakes/

Fish habitat created in trade off on Rideau River

Death to Life A road widening project and a private development destroyed fish habitat on the Rideau River, but as a trade off the city and developers financed building fish and turtle habitat. For $5,000, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority crea…
A road widening project and a private development destroyed fish habitat on the Rideau River, but as a trade off the city and developers financed building fish and turtle hab… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/fish-habitat-created-in-trade-off-on-rideau-river/

City of Ottawa threatens lawsuit against water company bad mouthing water supply

Bad Water The City of Ottawa has had enough of door-knocking sales representatives from Greenlife Water Filtration Systems allegedly making false claims about the city’s water. A recent provincial inspection of the city’s water revealed perfect scores…
The City of Ottawa has had enough of door-knocking sales representatives from Greenlife Water Filtration Systems allegedly making false claims about the city’s water. A re… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/city-of-ottawa-threatens-lawsuit-against-water-company-bad-mouthing-water-supply/

Lake downriver from Trail B.C. full of heavy metals

100 Years Recent studies of Lake Roosevelt near the Canadian border in Washington State found high levels of heavy metals in surface soils, wetlands and lake sediment. Teck Metals admits the smelter in Trail, B.C. dumped pollution in the Columbia Rive…
Recent studies of Lake Roosevelt near the Canadian border in Washington State found high levels of heavy metals in surface soils, wetlands and lake sediment. Teck Metals a… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/lake-downriver-from-trail-b.c.-full-of-heavy-metals/

Pet coke piles shrink on Detroit River bank

Coke Pile The giant piles of pet coke on the banks of the Detroit River are being replaced with six-metre high piles as the company tries to allay the concerns of environmentalists. The pet coke is a by-product of refining Alberta’s oil sands bitumen …
The giant piles of pet coke on the banks of the Detroit River are being replaced with six-metre high piles as the company tries to allay the concerns of environmentalists. … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/pet-coke-piles-shrink-on-detroit-river-bank/

Canadian tech companies innovate with water and waste recycling

Dung and Trash A Calgary-based company, Livestock Water Recycling Inc., designs and builds treatment systems for farms to produce drinkable water from treated animal waste. The technology breaks down cow and hog manure, extracting the nutrients and rem…
A Calgary-based company, Livestock Water Recycling Inc., designs and builds treatment systems for farms to produce drinkable water from treated animal waste. The technology b… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/canadian-tech-companies-innovate-with-water-and-waste-recycling/

Metro Vancouver opposes new coal shipments over climate change and air quality

Portlandia The regional authority, Metro Vancouver, passed a resolution opposing expanded coal shipments from the Fraser River estuary over concerns about air quality and climate change. Fraser Surrey Docks wants to build a $15-million coal terminal …
The regional authority, Metro Vancouver, passed a resolution opposing expanded coal shipments from the Fraser River estuary over concerns about air quality and climate change… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/metro-vancouver-opposes-new-coal-shipments-over-climate-change-and-air-quality/

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