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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/

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/

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/

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/

U.S. coal exports rise in Vancouver amidst health concerns

Bowls of Coal B.C.’s chief medical health officer is raising concerns about expansion plans for Vancouver’s coal shipping capacities. Dr. Paul Van Buynder says a full assessment is needed to understand the health risks for local residents. A new coal t…
B.C.’s chief medical health officer is raising concerns about expansion plans for Vancouver’s coal shipping capacities. Dr. Paul Van Buynder says a full assessment is needed … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/u.s.-coal-exports-rise-in-vancouver-amidst-health-concerns/

Environment Canada proposes new pollution rules for mining firms

Protection Environment Canada is proposing the federal government monitor metal mines for four toxic substances that can be fatal to fish, including aluminum, iron, selenium and ammonia. There are an estimated 150 metal mines in operation in Canada …
Environment Canada is proposing the federal government monitor metal mines for four toxic substances that can be fatal to fish, including aluminum, iron, selenium and ammonia… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/environment-canada-proposes-new-pollution-rules-for-mining-firms/

Northern B.C. open pit coal mine moving forward

Caribou Killer? A northern British Columbia open-pit mine for metallurgical coal used in steel production is moving forward with an open house planned for next month. The mine will be reviewed as part of a streamlined joint federal and provincial re…
A northern British Columbia open-pit mine for metallurgical coal used in steel production is moving forward with an open house planned for next month. The mine will be rev… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/northern-b.c.-open-pit-coal-mine-moving-forward/

Chromite project halted in northern Ontario

Shmegulations A controversial mining project in northern Ontario is on hold until uncertainties about environmental assessments and land rights issues are cleared up, says the mining company. Bill Boor, a spokesperson for Cliff Natural Resources, say…
A controversial mining project in northern Ontario is on hold until uncertainties about environmental assessments and land rights issues are cleared up, says the mining compan… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/chromite-project-halted-in-northern-ontario/

U.S. Sierra Club sues railway and coal producers over pollution

The U.S. Sierra Club is suing a railway and coal producers for polluting waterways in Washington state with coal, coal dust and contaminated water while moving coal by rail. The lawsuit takes aim at coal produced in the Powder River Basin that is shipped…
The U.S. Sierra Club is suing a railway and coal producers for polluting waterways in Washington state with coal, coal dust and contaminated water while moving coal by rail. … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/u.s.-sierra-club-sues-railway-and-coal-producers-over-pollution/

Ontario takes eco fees off consumers and puts on producers

Eco Headaches The Ontario government is taking recycling fees off of consumers and putting them on producers, while also scrapping its industry-governed recycling bodies, including Stewardship Ontario, Ontario Electronic Stewardship and the Ontario Tir…
The Ontario government is taking recycling fees off of consumers and putting them on producers, while also scrapping its industry-governed recycling bodies, including Stewards… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/ontario-takes-eco-fees-off-consumers-and-on-producers/

Iqaluit coast guard monitoring entire Arctic this year

Who’s Watching? The Coast Guard station in Iqaluit will monitor the entire Canadian Arctic this year following the closing of the Marine Communications and Traffic Service Centre in Inuvik. Some mariners are concerned the level of service, including…
The Coast Guard station in Iqaluit will monitor the entire Canadian Arctic this year following the closing of the Marine Communications and Traffic Service Centre in Inuvik. … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/iqaluit-coast-guard-monitoring-entire-arctic-this-year/

Canada marks 1,000 LEED projects

LEEDer? Since certification began in 2005, Canada has produced 145 certified, 316 silver, 447 gold and 92 platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design development projects, ranging from single family homes to industrial complexes. Next to th…
Since certification began in 2005, Canada has produced 145 certified, 316 silver, 447 gold and 92 platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design development projects, … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/canada-marks-1000-leed-projects/

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