Thursday, March 26, 2015

Proposed fracking ban vital for protecting Great Lakes, says Council of Canadians

<> Proposed fracking ban vital for protecting Great Lakes, says Council of Canadians - March 25, 2015 Toronto – Peter Tabuns, MPP for Toronto-Danforth, introduced a bill that would ban fracking in Ontario -- Other provinces such as New Brunswick and Nova Scotia already have similar bans

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Canada Gets failing grade on protecting freshwater

<> Canada Gets failing grade on protecting freshwater - A report, Blue Betrayal, launched by the Council of Canadians, chronicles the Harper government's assault on Canada's freshwater

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

COMMENTARY: With epic drought, is it time for a national water policy?

<> COMMENTARY: With epic drought, is it time for a national water policy? - Currently, the Council of the Great Lakes Governors have an agreement that prevents water diversion to any state or locality but its members. Perhaps it's time to have a discussion about a national water policy

Monday, March 23, 2015

Agency to fund input on lakeside nuke waste facility

<> Agency to fund input on lakeside nuke waste facility - The Joint Review Panel, which held hearings on a proposed deep geologic repository in 2013 and 2014, will submit its environmental assessment by May 6 -- the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is offering funding to aboriginal groups and participants who would like a say in the conditions placed on the nuclear waste repository should it be approved.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Great Lakes Economic Forum

<> Great Lakes Economic Forum - The Council of the Great Lakes Region will host the premier Great Lakes Economic Forum on April 26-28, 2015. The Forum will provide a venue for Great Lakes leaders to share ideas and insights that will help shape economic policy, boost the region's competitive edge and secure its long-term success.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Great Lakes land cover change chronicled in new NOAA report

<> Great Lakes land cover change chronicled in new NOAA report - A new NOAA report says four percent of the U.S. Great Lakes region saw changes to its land cover--paved surfaces, trees, forests, grasses, and wetlands--from 1996 to 2010 -- that figure represents 7,144 square miles, almost the equivalent of Lake Ontario's surface area.

  • Additional Lake Michigan Basin Land Cover Change Report - A special basin-focused report covering 1985 to 2010

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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