British Columbia – A team of scientists will review the impact hydraulic fracturing has on water and air safety in B.C., as well as the industry's connection to earthquakes in the northeast of the province. A report is expected by the end of 2018. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 4, 2018, Cape Town - Ground water has become the unspoken fallback for Capetonians as Day Zero draws near. However, even borehole and well-point water has a finite supply and limitations, and exhausting this supply could have devastating consequences for the environment. IOL reports. | READ MORE
Dec. 28, 2017, Hyannis, MA – Toxic transformer fluids could pollute drinking water if leaks occur at a substation where an offshore wind energy developer plans to connect to the region’s electric grid, says an attorney for the town of Barnstable, Mass. Cape Cod Times reports. | READ MORE
Alberta – A longtime lawyer for landowners is warning something needs to change or else Albertans could be stuck with an $8-billion environmental cleanup of abandoned oil wells. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Montreal – Ground water may play an unrecognized role in thawing Arctic permafrost following wildfires, according to new Canadian-led research. Science Daily reports. | READ MORE
Saint John, N.B. – A special underground wall installed on a contaminated Canada Post property is working to prevent the spread of toxic creosote through ground water into Saint John's Marsh Creek, according to an environmental study. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Dalex Canada of Concord, Ont., pleaded guilty and was fined $100,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice to one count of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada said in a news release.
Pictou County, N.S. – Researchers are looking for homeowners in several Pictou County communities to participate in a study that will measure methane emissions through atmospheric, ground water and soil gas testing in areas close to historically developed coal mines. The New Glasgow News reports. | READ MORE
Chester, N.S. – Wells are running dry in the village of Chester, N.S., again this summer and some residents believe it's time for a municipal water system. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Charlottetown – The University of Prince Edward Island Climate Lab held a presentation at Holland College in Charlottetown to inform students and visitors about climate change, its local impact on ground water and what can be done to help. The Charlottetown Guardian reports. | READ MORE
Madison, WI – A new Canadian-led study of 371 lakes in eastern North America shows they are getting saltier because of runoff from the salt used to melt winter snow and ice. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Portland, OR – Ground water temperature changes will lag surface temperature changes from a changing climate, indicates an international joint study led by USGS Oregon Water Science Center. AGU Publications reports. | READ MORE
Calgary – A consultancy to the energy, metals and mining industries estimates that 100 companies spread throughout North America are engaged in the competitive water treatment and disposal business in the oil and gas sector. Alberta Oil reports. | READ MORE
Beijing, China – Anthropogenic ground water exploitation changes soil moisture and land-atmosphere water and energy fluxes, and essentially affects the ecohydrological processes and the climate system, according to a new study.
New York – The environmental remediation market is expected to reach $123.13 billion US by 2022 at a CAGR of 7.62 per cent between 2016 and 2022, according to an analysis by Reportlinker.
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