Canadian communities are being given Report Cards for the amount of pollution they dump into the Great Lakes.
Finally our society is taking steps into reducing the large amounts of pollution being dumped into our great lakes which contain over 20 percent of the worlds fresh surface water supply.
Great lakes also provide drinking water for 3 out of 4 Ontarians. ... read more >>
Short video that explains importance of water and scarcity in some areas particularly in developing areas of Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan africa ... read more >>
1. A four-year-old boy in St. Bernard Parish, LA, has died as a result of infection by a brain eating parasite, Naegleria fowleri. He became infected after playing on a Slip’N Slide, using the city’s contaminated water. The city has since added chlorine to their lines to kill remaining parasites.
2. It is an important story because it demonstrates some of the risk associated with thermal pollu ... read more >>
Big Ideas is a showcase of contemporary intellectual culture. It features lectures about subjects that shape our public debates, challenge our perceptions and contribute to our understanding of an increasingly complex world. Academics, authors and other luminaries deliver thought-provoking lectures on topics ranging across all the essential fields of human endeavor. ... read more >>
With concerns over the effects of climate changes research is being conducted over the potential impacts from climate change on major crops. With the data being focus on helping predict when crop failures will occur during harvesting due to climate. With computer models helping predict possible failures up to 12 weeks in advance for about 20 percent of the global market. ... read more >>
The recent building collapse in Bangladesh that left more than 700 dead shows that the "construction industry in Bangladesh is broken," Bridgette Meinhold writes. Reports say that the garment factory was supposed to be built as a six-story building, but two more floors were added, and prior to the day of the collapse, cracks were found in the structure. "Hopefully, in the wake of this accident, t ... read more >>
IT manufacturing relies on a number of toxic metals and solvents and has a huge environmental impact that is quite apparent across China. NRDC and a Chinese NGO named the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) have actively worked with Apple over the past year to recommend an improved ... read more >>
A nanoparticle sponge developed by an ABSMaterials chemist soaks up 90% to 100% of the pollutants in stormwater runoff, then releases them slowly enough into the soil that plants and microbes can biodegrade the chemicals safely. "We can't build a pipe to every parking lot and agricultural field, but if we can take a small amount of space and turn it into green infrastructure, we can treat the wat ... read more >>
Feedback is being sought for a major new reservoir planned for Somerset through a series of public exhibitions. Bristol Water has said the reservoir at Cheddar would hold nine million litres of water and would be built near the existing facility. A spokesman for the firm said: "We want to hear people's views so we can develop the best possible scheme." ... read more >>