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Toronto and the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Now's coverage of the 416.

Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Toronto

Ontario faces uneven investment in water infrastructure
- by Andrew Reeves

While much-needed money is being directed to aging drinking water infrastructure, stormwater and sewer systems have been neglected.

Even in Canada, where water prices are low, aging infrastructure and rising costs are a problem
- by Andrew Reeves

Water, while still overall affordable in Canada compared to other countries, is growing more expensive as the cost of neglecting infrastructure for decades comes due.

Energy News Roundup: Numerous Great Lakes states grapple with outages and rising rates
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly headline roundup.

Drinking Water News Roundup: First Nation residents call settlement restrictive, Wisconsin towns try regulating big farms, Chicago cans tap water
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

The report on Ontario’s natural resources the government didn’t want you to read
- by The Narwhal

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.

Great Lakes Moment: Similarities between the Don and Rouge rivers, and one big difference
- by John Hartig

In this month’s column, John Hartig discusses the lessons that can be learned from the naturalization of Toronto’s Don River.

River otters return to the Detroit River
- by John Hartig

This special column from John Hartig celebrates that after roughly a century, there’s finally photographic evidence that otters have returned to the Detroit River.

What’s missing from Doug Ford’s proposed expansion of the Ontario Greenbelt
- by The Narwhal

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.

Energy News Roundup: Ontario looks to phase out natural gas, wild rice could stop Line 3, Energy Department invests in cybersecurity
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly headline roundup.

Drinking Water News Roundup: EPA won’t regulate rocket fuel, Illinois prison water contaminated with Legionella
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Earth Day 2022: What can you do and where?
- by Natasha Blakely

This year’s theme is “Invest in our Planet,” and there are plenty of events all around the region where people can do just that.

Easier Ride for Fossils, But $9.1B in Climate Funding as Ottawa Releases 2030 Plan
- by The Energy Mix

The fossil and transportation sectors get a relatively free ride and electricity producers do the most to decarbonize in the much-anticipated 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan that was recently released.