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More problems are reported as the Gulf of St. Lawrence continues to warm

People who live on her banks and fishers who ply their trades in her waters are are facing more problems an environmental scientists try to come up with solutions to combat the ill-effects of warming waters in the already-troubled Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Toxics

Greenland accedes to UN treaty against mercury pollution

Greenland has acceded to the UN treaty against mercury pollution, the government said on Wednesday.

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Toxics

Microplastic pollution in Antarctic waters mirrors rates in North Atlantic and Mediterranean

Microplastics have been identified in Antarctic waters at rates that mirror the amounts found in oceans elsewhere in the world, including the North Atlantic, says a new study.

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Crisis climática restingue acceso de Primeras Naciones de Canadá a alimentos tradicionales

Los efectos del cambio climático reducen las fuentes tradicionales de alimentos de las Primeras Naciones canadienses, elevan el costo de productos y exacerban la inseguridad alimentaria y otras consecuencias para la salud.

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Climate

Arctic airport, upgrades to deal with climate change

Canada's far north has been cited as one of the fastest warming regions on Earth. Many areas across the Arctic have been dealing with rapid permafrost melt and changing weather patterns and conditions.

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Toxics

Ocean plastic exhibit brings pollution to Ottawa’s attention

A travelling exhibition has arrived in Ottawa to draw attention to the fact that about 850 shipping containers' worth of waste per day ends up in the world's oceans.

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Toxics

Deliberate oil spill for science

We have always recognised that oil spills cause environmental damage, but a group of scientists in northern Ontario are deliberately creating oil spills to study the effects on freshwater environments.

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Justice

Potentially toxic space junk and Inuit concerns, again

Inuit in both Canada and Greenland are concerned about launches originating from Northern Russia as the rockets are fueled by hydrazine which is extremely toxic and a known carcinogen.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

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.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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