Environment
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.
Maryland – On Maryland's Eastern Shore, researchers are testing how well methods to limit agricultural pollution to the Chesapeake Bay actually work. Inside Science reports. | READ MORE
Lennox Island, P.E.I. – Lennox Island, a small First Nations community in Prince Edward Island, is beginning to disappear amid the rising waters of the Atlantic Ocean, having already lost one square kilometre of land in a single generation. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Whatcom, WA – Farmers in Whatcom County, Wash., are asking their governor to lobby B.C. to crack down on farm waste flowing south from Fraser Valley agricultural lands that they say is fouling cross-border fish-bearing streams and threatening ground water and surface water quality. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
Canada – Increasing concerns about climate change, water shortages and the environmental impacts of fertilizers and pesticides have some Canadians rethinking the conventional lawn and considering alternatives like food gardens, fake turf or xeriscapes – landscaping with low-water needs. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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