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Government steps to halt algae blooms don't come soon enough

Press release | February 14, 2008 at 17:00

Environment Minister, John Baird announced today he will limit phosphates to 0.5% starting in 2010. Canada will finally close a 40 year old legal loophole that allows environmentally damaging phosphates in household cleaning detergents. The...

Dead Zones: How Agricultural Fertilizers are Killing our Rivers, Lakes and Oceans

Feature story | July 7, 2008 at 17:00

Last year, many Canadians had their summer holiday at the lake interrupted by the appearance of toxic dead zones caused by hazardous algae blooms. In Western Canada, Lake Winnipeg experienced record algae pollution which has doubled in the last...

Gulf of Mexico

Page | July 8, 2008 at 9:55

The Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico (US) - By Henry Steinberg: First came Hurricane Katrina, taking their houses. Now the Dead Zone is taking their hope. The shrimpers on Grand Isle, Louisiana, are hit hardest by an environmental disaster that...

Gulf of California

Page | July 8, 2008 at 9:55

They are less than a millimetre in size yet you can see them from space. Each November and April, with clockwork precision, small algae start to multiply by the billion, forming gargantuan algae blooms in the pristine waters of the Gulf of...

Beyond Factory Farming, hog farms and Friendly Manitoba

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | May 26, 2008 4 comments

The Manitoba legislature is debating an amendment that could see a moratorium on new factory hog farms.  The industrial pig industry would rather they didn’t.  They have launched an attack ad campaign across the province to shut down ...

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