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The government held back a report on Ontario’s ecosystems. Even as it details how human activity is hurting wetlands and waterways, it focuses on the wealth generated by natural resources.
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The Ontario government initially planned more ambitious additions to the Greenbelt. But after pushback from cities and industry, what’s left are a series of river valleys that were already protected.
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Respect for water was as much a part of Phillip Solomon’s fishing education as sawing through thick winter ice. The Anishinaabe fisherman can see how rising temperatures are changing Gitchigumi and the fish his community relies on.
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Canada plans to store spent nuclear fuel deep, deep underground in the Great Lakes basin. That is, if an industry group can find a community willing to play host.
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The Great Lakes are a freshwater ecosystem rich with aquatic life, but researchers warn of one dying breed — Ontario fishermen who were once prominent fixtures in their coastal communities.
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The Canadian federal government announced it will provide funding over the next five years to support Indigenous-led stewardship of lands and waters under its $2.3 billion commitment to nature conservation.
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The standards face criticism for failing to include enforcement mechanisms or penalties for companies falling short of requirements.
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Canada, home to 25 percent of the planet’s wetlands and boreal forests, could play a vital role in the fight against climate change.