Category: The Environment

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Canada in the grip of heat and fire

OTTAWA – Not only Europe: Canada is also in the grip of heat and fires. Environment Canada today issued hot warnings in four provinces: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec. Temperatures could reach 30 ° C in parts of northwestern and northeastern Ontario, and similar conditions are also expected in southwestern and southeastern areas. “Heat warnings” remain in place in parts of northern Manitoba, where the fires have required additional air quality “sos” due to smoke (as well as in British Columbia).  (more…)

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Record snowfall in Mississauga, city plows leave residents “walled in”

Mississauga residents are still recovering after digging out of the first major snowfall in 2022. During the weekly press conference, Mayor Bonnie Crombie confirmed that many parts of the city experienced an accumulation of 45 cm of snow, the most in a single day since 1944. While residents went straight to work digging out their driveways and walkways, many would have to wait days until city plows dug out their street. (more…)

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বিশ্বের অতি দূষিত শহরের মাঝে বাংলাদেশের অবস্থান

সুইজারল্যান্ডের আইকিউএয়ার-এর তথ্যের ভিত্তিতে প্রণীত ২০২০ সালের বিশ্ব বায়ুদূষণ প্রতিবেদনে দক্ষিণ ও পূর্ব-এশিয়ার অঞ্চলগুলো সর্বাধিক দূষিত বলে প্রদর্শিত। তাতে বিশ্বের ৫০টি শহরের মাঝে বাংলাদেশ, চীন, ভারত ও পাকিস্তানেরই ৪৯টি শহর অন্তর্ভুক্ত, ঢাকা শহর সেখানে দ্বিতীয়; যদিও বৈশ্বিকভাবে জলবায়ুর তাপমাত্রা বৃদ্ধিতে বনে অগ্নিকান্ড ও ধূলিঝড় ও চাষাবাদ রীতি বহুলাংশে সংশ্লিষ্ট। 


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Bangladesh among most polluted countries in the world

Relying on Swiss IQAir’s information platform, the 2020 World Air Quality Report shows, South and East Asian locations emerge as the most polluted globally. Among them Bangladesh, China, India, and Pakistan share 49 of the 50 of the most polluted cities worldwide, Dhaka as second worst ranking, while wildfires and dust storms linked to increasing global temperatures as part of climate change as well as agricultural practices. 


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Toronto ’trashy’ fra spazzatura e mascherine abbandonate

TORONTO – Toronto produce 900.000 tonnellate di rifiuti all’anno. Ma non è chiaro se questa cifra sia pre-pandemia. La spazzatura non è un problema incentrato su Toronto. È stato recentemente riportato dal New York Times che 193 Paesi hanno prodotto 8 milioni di tonnellate di rifiuti di plastica legati alla pandemia. Si prevede che 1,5 miliardi di maschere per il viso finiranno nei nostri oceani… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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জার্মানি কেন পারমাণবিক বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র বন্ধ করছে?

বিপুল বায়ুদূষণ, জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন ও ২০১১ সালে জাপানে সংঘটিত বিপর্যয়ে জার্মানি তাদের শেষ তিনটি পারমাণবিক বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র এ বছর শেষে বন্ধ করতে যাচ্ছে এবং তাতে সরবরাহ ঘাটতি ঘটবে না বলে বিশেষজ্ঞরা জানিয়েছেন। 


Canada Filipino Ontario Opinion The Environment Toronto

Basura ng Toronto

TORONTO – Mahigit na 900,000 toneladang basura ang linalabas nang Toronto bawa’t taon. Pero hindi maliwanag kung ang ulat na ito ay bago pandemia. Ang basura ay hindi lamang problema nang Toronto. Ang huling ulat nang New York Time, 193 na bayan ay nag kamit na 8 milliones na tonelada plastik na basura konektado sa pandemia basura. 1.5 billiones takip sa mukha ay mauuwi sa atin karagatan. 


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Trashy Toronto

TORONTO – Toronto produces 900,000 tonnes of waste per year.  But it is unclear whether this figure is pre-pandemic.  Trash is not a Toronto-centric problem.  It was recently reported in the New York Times that 193 countries have produced 8 million tonnes of pandemic-related plastic waste. 1.5 billion face masks are projected to end up in your oceans. 


Canada Italian The Environment

Veicoli elettrici, una scelta intelligente per l’ambiente

TORONTO – I veicoli elettrici (EV) potrebbero non risolvere i problemi associati al cambiamento climatico; possono però svolgere un ruolo chiave nell’aiutare a ridurre le emissioni di gas serra (GHG). Secondo Our World in Data, il settore energetico è responsabile del 73% di tutte le emissioni di gas serra. Tale tasso include circa il 16% delle emissioni associate ai trasporti, di cui il 12% relativo al trasporto su strada… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Electric vehicles: part of a global climate change solution

Electric vehicles (EV) may not solve the issues associated with climate change; they may play a key role in helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). According to Our World in Data, the energy sector is responsible for 73% of all GHG emissions. That rate includes roughly 16% of emissions associated with transportation, of which 12% is related to road transportation.

In Canada, road transportation accounts for roughly one-fifth of the nation’s total GHG emissions. Eliminating carbon emissions from passenger vehicles is part of the national plan to reach net-zero by 2050. (more…)

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Emissioni di carbonio, i ricchi inquinano di più

TORONTO – C’è stato uno sforzo internazionale concentrato a combattere il cambiamento climatico. Uno degli obiettivi principali è la riduzione delle emissioni di gas serra (GHG), di cui l’anidride carbonica (CO2) è uno dei principali responsabili. Ma da dove provengono queste emissioni e chi è responsabile della maggior parte delle emissioni di carbonio? … Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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The world’s wealthiest are responsible for nearly 50% of carbon emissions

There has been a concentrated international effort to combat climate change. One main focus is on the cutting of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), carbon dioxide (CO2) being one of main culprits. But where do these emissions come from and who is responsible for the majority of carbon emissions?

According to the World Inequality Report 2022 (December 2021), data analysis by a team of world-leading economists suggests that the richest 10% of the global population produces close to 50% of GHG. (more…)

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Canada, a global leader in ocean sustainability efforts

Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. We may be overlooking them as a source of renewable energy, whether thermal or mechanical. The oceans capture the sun’s heat while their currents, and waves generate mechanical power. Harnessing the power of this vast natural resource, while protecting its ecosystem and biodiversity were among the topics of discussion at the COP26 Summit.

Canada appears to be among global leaders when assessing ocean environment, marine activity, technology innovation, policy and regulation, as outlined in the MIT Technology Review: The Blue Technology Barometer 2021 Report (BTB).


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Energia solare, cinesi all’avanguardia

TORONTO – Quello passato è stato un anno caratterizzato da devastanti disastri naturali, da ondate di caldo mortali a catastrofici incendi e inondazioni violente. L’intensificarsi della crisi climatica è stata la priorità dei leader mondiali e degli esperti climatici al vertice COP26 che si è concluso con un compromesso dell’ultimo minuto per “ridurre gradualmente” l’uso del carbone… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Mapping the changing landscape of Solar energy

This past year has been one of devastating natural disasters, from deadly heatwaves to catastrophic wildfires and raging floods. The intensifying climate crisis was top of mind for world leaders and climate experts at the COP26 Summit that ended in a last-minute compromise to “phase down” the use of coal.

Environmental activists point to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as one of the main culprits in the climate crisis. Pressure is mounting in the power sector to transition from GHG emitting sources of energy like coal to more renewable sources. Solar power appears to be leading the way.


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শেষটায় ভারত ও চীনের কারণে জলবায়ু সম্মেলন ‘কপ২৬’ জলাঞ্জলিত

২৪ ঘন্টারও বেশি সময় পেরিয়ে যাবার পর শনিবার গ্লাসগোর আলোচিত জলবায়ু ‘কপ২৬’ সম্মেলনে সমঝোতা ঘটেছে, যেখানে রোষে অনুপস্থিত চীনের সভাপতি এবং কয়লা প্রচলনে ভারতের সংশোধিত ভাষা ব্যবহারের কারণে স্বাগতিক ব্রিটেনের সভাপতি অলোক শর্মা ওই পরিণতিতে ‘বিফল অশ্রুবিয়োগ’ করেছেন।  (more…)

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Eventually India and China have watered down the COP26

A new global climate deal has been agreed at COP26 in Glasgow on Saturday after talks overran over 24 hours, but it prompted fury after China, whose president did not attend, and India forced a last-minute change over the language about coal, where Britain’s president of the conference Alok Sharma ‘fought back tears’ as he apologized for a last-minute change.  (more…)

Italian The Environment World News

Nota diplomatica: Estinzioni di massa

Il lupo italiano è a rischio. Pro Estinzioni di massa — “Un minuto a mezzanotte”. L’espressione, molto usata in occasione dell’apertura della conferenza COP26 di Glasgow, fa riferimento alla nostra vicinanza al momento oltre il quale non sarà più possibile salvare la razza umana dalla distruzione se non agiamo subito—o quasi—per azzerare le emissioni di CO2… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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জলবায়ু সম্মেলনে মোদির ৫ প্রতিশ্রুতি

(Shomporko সম্পর্ক) বিশ্বজুড়ে জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন রুখতে তথা উষ্ণায়নের মাত্রা হ্রাস করতে ৫ প্রতিশ্রুতি দিয়েছে ভারত। সোমবার (১ নভেম্বর) স্কটল্যান্ডের গ্লাসগোয় জলবায়ু সম্মেলনের মঞ্চে দাঁড়িয়ে এসব প্রতিশ্রুতির কথা বলেন ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদি … Read More in Shomporko >>> 

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জলবায়ু ঝুঁকিতে থাকা দেশগুলোর জন্য আরও তহবিল গুরুত্বপূর্ণ: শেখ হাসিনা

(Shomporko সম্পর্ক) জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনের প্রতিকূল প্রভাব থেকে অধিক ঝুঁকির মুখে থাকা দেশগুলোকে রক্ষার জন্য আরও তহবিলের প্রয়োজনীয়তার ওপর গুরুত্বারোপ করেছেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী ও ক্লাইমেট ভালনারেবল ফোরামের (সিভিএফ) সভাপতি শেখ হাসিনা। তিনি বলেন, আন্তর্জাতিক মুদ্রা তহবিলের (আইএমএফ) হিসাব অনুযায়ী, আমাদের অর্থনীতিকে পরিবেশ বান্ধব করে গড়ে তুলতে আগামী দশকে ছয় ট্রিলিয়ন থেকে ১০ ট্রিলিয়ন বিনিয়োগ করতে হবে … Read More in Shomporko >>> 

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Pressing di Trudeau a Glasgow, ma restano le contraddizioni

TORONTO – Pressing del Canada per una svolta nella lotta globale contro i cambiamenti climatici. Questo almeno a parole, visto che nel piano del governo liberale restano delle contraddizioni di fondo che devono essere ancora risolte. Ieri Justin Trudeau, dopo aver partecipato al summit G20 di Roma, ha raggiunto Glasgow per l’avvio ufficiale del 26° vertice delle Nazioni Unite sul clima. Si tratta di un meeting che ha cadenza annuale ma che prevede la partecipazione dei capi di Stato e di governo ogni cinque: il summit era in programma nel 2020 ma era slittato di un anno a causa della pandemia di Covid-19… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Nella foto, la scultura di Isaac Cordal intitolata “Politicians discussing global warming’’ (’’I politici che discutono di riscaldamento globale’’)

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Mula sa Roma hanggang Glasgow para sa kinabukasan ng kapaligiran

TORONTO – Halos lahat nang daan ay patugo sa Italia para dumalo sa mahalagang pag pupulong nang G20 nitong taon ito. Si Joe Biden presidente nang Amerika ay hininto ang maga mahalagang bagay na ginagawang para sa kanilang bayan para lang makadalo sa Italia upang makadalo sa pag pupulong na ito na ang pagsa ay ang pag babago nang klema. Si Prince Charles ay nag bigay nang pang gugusap sa mga liderato nang iba ibang bayan.  (more…)

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From Rome to Glasgow, all the challenges of the international community

TORONTO – All roads led to Italy for the 2-day G20 summit meeting this year. US President Joe Biden had to put on hold domestic issues just to be in Rome for this summit. Top of the agenda was climate change. Prince Charles addressed the leaders of attending countries. From Rome, participants proceeded to Glasgow, Scotland, for the UN COP26 meeting. In both meetings, activists ensured that their voices are heard by world leaders. These meetings are unique because Covid safety protocols are in place. I remember when G8-G20 was held in Toronto having experienced challenges covering the event.  (more…)

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Trudeau’s pledge to cap oil and gas emissions

TORONTO – Canada’s pressing for a breakthrough in the global fight against climate change. This is at least in words, since in the plan of the liberal government there remain fundamental contradictions that have yet to be resolved. Today Justin Trudeau, after attending the G20 summit in Rome, reached Glasgow for the official start of the 26th UN climate summit.  (more…)

English Featured The Environment

The food waste problem and the offending culprits

Food is essential to our survival. With food prices on the rise, roughly two out of five Canadians have altered their behaviour when shopping for groceries, all in an effort to save money. While it costs more to feed our families, it may also cause us to reflect on how much food we waste.

According to the United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP) Food Waste Index Report 2021, it is estimated that on a global level, food waste totals 931 million tonnes (Mt) annually. (more…)

Canada Community Culture Portuguese The Environment

Terra do bacalhau

(Revista Amar / Manuela Marujo) A Terra Nova e Labrador, província atlântica do Canadá, ocuparam um enorme papel no meu imaginário infantil e, tenho a certeza, no de muitas gerações de portugueses – era a terra do bacalhau. É provável que as primeiras imagens que eu tenha visto do Canadá fossem do porto de St. John’s onde a tripulação da “frota branca” desembarcava tendo icebergues como pano de fundo… Read More in Revista Amar >>> 

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Vancouver, massacro pianificato dei coyote: una petizione per salvarli

VANCOUVER – Più di 10.000 persone hanno firmato una petizione che chiede di fermare il massacro pianificato di coyote nello Stanley Park di Vancouver:  avviato dalla biologa animale applicata all’UBC, Leilani Pulsifer, il documento afferma che “la macellazione è un metodo inefficace per affrontare le interazioni aggressive che hanno luogo a Stanley Park” e chiede una risposta integrata tra la città di Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board e BC Conservation Officer Service.  (more…)

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Code Red Para sa mga Mamamayan ng Mundo

TORONTO – Nung Mayo nitong taon na ito, maraming mga manok at mga isda ang nangamatay sa Dagupan, Philippines, dahil sa tinding init na umabot sa 52 Celsius. Nitong tag araw sa Canada, ang baryong Lytton sa BC, ay uminit nang matindi na umabot ng 49.4 Celsius, tapos nasunog  ito sa sumunod na araw. Nung 2018, dalawang kamaganak ko ang bumiyahe sa San Francisco para makipagkita sa mga pinsan na dumadalaw galing sa Pilipinas. Nang pababa na ang eroplano nila, kitang kita nila ang mga sunog sa California. Paglabas nila sa hantungan, puro usok ang naamoy nila at nangailangan silang magsuot ng maskara. Nung huling araw nila sa SFO, yung mga cable cars na likas na San Franciscan ay hindi pinahintulutan na umandar dahil sa alikabok at mababang aninag sa dadaanan ng mga ito.  (more…)

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Code Red for Humanity

TORONTO – May 12th of this year saw chickens and fishes dying from the heat in Dagupan City, Philippines. The temperature that day registered at 52 Celsius. Early this summer, Lytton, BC, registered a record high of 49.4 C. The following day, wildfire devastated the village. In 2018, two relatives travelled to San Francisco early November to meet up with their cousins who were touring the US. While their plane descended for landing, they could see wildfires from the plane window. When they stepped out of the terminal, smoke was in the air. They had to wear masks. This, in SFO, in November. On their last full day in that city, the cable cars, which give SFO its character, stopped running for the day. The streets of San Francisco were covered in dust and visibility was so low, operating a cable car became risky, given that this is done manually. (more…)

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“Log To Green”, un premio alla poetessa Agata De Nuccio alla Mostra del Cinema di Venezia

VENEZIA – La sua poesia ha fatto il giro del mondo quando il  mondo era “chiuso”, in lockdown, e neanche con le persone vicine si poteva parlare, se non con gli occhi. Poi, ha superato i confini del tempo: dallo scorso mese di maggio, giace in una capsula nel giardino della scuola del polo scolastico nel piccolo borgo di Buttapietra, in provincia di Verona (Veneto, Italia),  che verrà dissotterrata e riaperta solo nel 2071, cinquant’anni dopo la pandemia. Per non dimenticare. Adesso “Parliamo con gli occhi”, la poesia di Agata De Nuccio tradotta in tutte le lingue del mondo e diventata, in pochi mesi, una sorta di inno multilingue (dall’Italiano all’Afrikaans, fino alla lingua dei Nativi Canadesi), ha ricevuto un ambìto riconoscimento: un premio speciale nell’ambito del “Log To Green Movie Award 2021”, che verrà consegnato dalla poetessa italiana nel corso della 78esima Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematogrfica di Venezia. L’appuntamento è per sabato 11 settembre, alle ore 13, al Lido di Venezia. (more…)

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বিশ্বের ছয় পরিবেশকর্মী পেলেন গোল্ডম্যান এনভায়রনমেন্টাল প্রাইজ ২০২১

টরন্টো, জুন ১৮: গোল্ডম্যান ইনভায়রোনমেন্টাল ফাউন্ডেশন মালাউয়ি, ভিয়েতনাম, বসনিয়া ও হারজেগোভিনা, জাপান, যুক্তরাষ্ট্র এবং পেরু থেকে বাছাইকৃত তৃণমূল পর্যায়ের ছয়জন পরিবেশকর্মীকে গোল্ডম্যান ইনভায়রোনমেন্টাল প্রাইজ ২০২১ সন্মানে ভূষিত করেছে। এতে এক ভার্চুয়াল অনুষ্ঠানে জেন ফন্ডার উপস্থাপনায় সঙ্গীত জগতের লেনি ক্রাভিটজ্্, বাবা মাল, নেডলভু ইয়ুথ কোয়ার ও সিগোরনে উইভার ছাড়াও উগান্ডার পরিবেশবাদী ভেনেসা নেকেট উপস্থিত ছিলেন। (more…)

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Six Environmental Heroes receive Goldman Environmental Prize 2021

Toronto, June 18: The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced six recipients of the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize among grassroots environmental activists from Malawi, Vietnam, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, the United States and Peru. It has been announced in a virtual ceremony with featuring Jane Fonda as host, musical guests Lenny Kravitz, Baaba Maal, and the Ndlovu Youth Choir, with Sigourney Weaver and a special appearance from Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate. (more…)

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Fighting the pandemic and economic recovery, at the start of the G7 summit in Cornwall

Article by Francesco Veronesi — Translation and Video: CNMNG Staff

Global contrast to the pandemic, common strategy on the vaccine front, the investigation into the origins of Covid. This weekend’s G7 Summit in Cornwall, England will revolve around these three themes. (more…)

Canada Nature Polish The Environment

Wyższa niż zwykle liczba pyłków w powietrzu powoduje więcej alergii w tym roku w Kanadzie

Photo Credit: Aerobiology Research Laboratories

Wiele osób, które cierpią na alergię zapewne zauważyło w tym roku zwiększone jej objawy w porównaniu do ubiegłego. Okazuje się, że doprowadził do tego wyższy niż normalnie poziom pyłków w powietrzu w niektórych częściach Kanady.

Szczególnie silna eksplozja pyłków nastąpiła w południowym Ontario i Quebecu. Zauważyć się dała cienka warstwa żółtego pyłku, która pokryła większość Toronto, Ottawy i Montrealu. Mogliśmy zauważyć wyjątkowo dużą ilość pyłków na naszych samochodach, być może największą od niepamiętnych czasów. (more…)

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Höhere Pollenzahlen als üblich in der Luft verursachen in diesem Jahr in Kanada mehr Allergien

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Viele Allergiker haben in diesem Jahr möglicherweise im Vergleich zum Vorjahr erhöhte Symptome festgestellt. Es stellt sich heraus, dass es in einigen Teilen Kanadas durch überdurchschnittlich hohe Pollenwerte in der Luft verursacht wurde.

Eine besonders starke Pollenexplosion ereignete sich im Süden von Ontario und Quebec. Es gab eine dünne Schicht gelben Pollens, die den größten Teil von Toronto, Ottawa und Montreal bedeckte. Wir konnten eine ungewöhnlich große Menge Pollen auf unseren Autos sehen, vielleicht die größte seit vielen Jahren. (more…)

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Higher-than-usual pollen counts in the air are causing more allergies this year in Canada

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Many allergy sufferers may have noticed increased symptoms this year compared to last year. It turns out that it was caused by higher-than-normal pollen levels in the air in some parts of Canada.

A particularly strong pollen explosion occurred in southern Ontario and Quebec. There was a thin layer of yellow pollen that covered most of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. We could see an unusually large amount of pollen on our cars, perhaps the largest since many years. (more…)

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A renewed pledge to restore, protect and conserve the Great Lakes

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North America is home to the world’s largest freshwater lake system in the world. The Five Great Lakes: Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario hold roughly, 5,400 cubic miles of water, accounting for approximately 20% of the world’s surface freshwater. That is something worth protecting. (more…) ***This project is made possible in part thanks to the financial support of Canadian Heritage;

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