An Aboriginal community has launched a class action against the Federal Government claiming chemical contamination on their land from Department of Defence operations has "destroyed" their livelihoods.
Less than two months after a spill at an oil pipeline dumped 900,000 litres of contaminated water--so called "produced water"--in northwestern Alberta, there's been another spill in the oil-rich province.
With old knowledge faltering as the environment becomes unpredictable, people living in the far North are increasingly having to seek new methods to keep alive their cultural practices and methods of subsistence living, such as whaling, reindeer herding and ice fishing.
Indigenous communities across the country have dealt with pollution which affects their resources and their health. But the federal government has been slow to help Native tribes deal with the pollution.
New money for a treatment centre for those living with the effects of chronic mercury poisoning comes as a ray of hope for a northern Ontario First Nation that has spent the past six decades in the shadow of a decades-old water contamination scandal.
The Morrison government has asked the human rights committee of the United Nations to dismiss a landmark claim by a group of Torres Strait Islanders from low-lying islands off the northern coast of Australia that climate change is having an impact on their human rights, according to lawyers for the complainants.
Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.