A year after Michigan declared Flint’s drinking water “restored” and began encouraging residents to return to their faucets, the city’s demand for bottled water remains sky-high, leading to hours-long waits for dwindling supplies.
After suggesting for months that its forthcoming blueprint for tackling climate change wouldn’t extend beyond reducing provincial greenhouse gas emissions, Ontario’s right-leaning Progressive Conservative government unveiled a broader environmental mandate late last year.
Although the Lucas County Board of Elections in a 3-0 vote approved the ballot initiative last month, a second protest filed the day after Christmas on behalf of Josh Abernathy is before the Ohio Supreme Court and could, ultimately, prevent the grassroots initiative from appearing on the ballot.
A recent case study of the cleanup of Toronto Harbour has shown that investing in environmental cleanup and restoration yields considerable economic and social benefits. If cities want to achieve competitive advantage, environmental cleanup and protection are essential.
the Trump administration proposed modification to the Obama-era regulation governing mercury emissions that if adopted, would say the cost of regulating emissions is not supported by the health benefits.
In a private interview with Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Now, outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he is proud of his Great Lakes accomplishments during his eight-year tenure as governor.
The Buffalo River was viewed as a working river that supported industry and commerce, and water pollution then was viewed as just part of the cost of doing business. At that time, people cared most about jobs and providing for their families, with little concern for the environment and its pollution.
There is, perhaps, no more poignant example of this societal indifference to water pollution than when the Buffalo River caught on fire 50 years ago