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Adaptation vs. Mitigation: Canada’s national climate change adaptation strategy needs balance-
Canada’s national approach to climate change was updated in mid-August with a focus on Indigenous reconciliation, nature-based solutions like natural infrastructure, and the post-COVID creation of green jobs.00
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Canada commits $340 million to Indigenous protected areas, guardians programs-
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.
Army Corps decision could tack years onto Enbridge Line 5 tunnel timeline-
Federal regulators this week announced they will thoroughly examine the potential environmental impacts of Enbridge Energy’s plan to encase the petroleum pipeline inside of a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac, a review that could take years.
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Canada expands ballast water restrictions to reduce invasive species spread-
The rules require all Canadian ships and all ships visiting Canadian ports to treat ballast water. That includes so-called “lakers.” They are ships which only haul cargo within the Great Lakes.
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Plastic Impact: Canada launches multi-year study of microplastics in water and soil-
Results from previous research have offered conflicting evidence about the particles’ impact on aquatic creatures.
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Sarah Douglas: From Lake Ontario to the Tokyo Olympics-
Canada has nine sailors heading to the Olympics, six of which hail from the Great Lakes. Sarah Douglas is one of them.
Oil pipeline disputes raise tensions between U.S. and Canada-
Enbridge, with the support of Canadian officials who say Line 5 is essential to their economy, is resisting Gov. Whitmer’s order to shut down the pipeline. The disagreement comes months after U.S. President Joe Biden upset Canada by canceling the Keystone XL oil pipeline project.
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HotSpots H2O: Canadian Government Misses Target to End Water Insecurity for First Nations Communities-
Many First Nations in Canada continue to live without clean water six years after the government began actively addressing the issue, according to a report published late last month.
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Cross-border Concerns: Biden administration a new opportunity for Canadian cooperation over Great Lakes-
What could future stewardship in the Great Lakes look like for Canada and the new U.S. administration?