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Clean Drinking Water: More Important than Dirty Oil

Like most Canadians, I’m so used to turning on the tap and taking a sip of water that I don’t even think about what it would be like to live in a community without clean drinking water. It’s almost unimaginable...

The true cost of invasive species in the Great Lakes

Have you heard about the spiny waterflea? It’s just one of the invasive species threatening the Great Lakes. And according to a recent study, this microscopic invasive species costs our economy millions of dollars by contributing to algal blooms. Last...

Is that Can of Green Beans Toxic?

Did you know that when you use a can of your favourite beans in your dinner you may be exposing yourself to a toxic chemical? And that this chemical has been banned in plastic baby bottles because of its links...

How will a warming climate impact water in Canada?

At Environmental Defence, we work hard to safeguard Canada’s water as well as our shared climate. This World Water Week, we wanted to take a moment to discuss how our changing climate is impacting water relied upon by millions of...

Greenbelt expansions key to protecting Ontario’s vulnerable water sources

  Greenbelt expansions key to protecting Ontario’s vulnerable water sources This is a guest blog by Joshua Wise, Ontario Nature, Greenway Program Manager & Ontario Greenbelt Alliance Steering Committee member. For more information about Ontario Nature please visit Canada Water Week couldn’t...

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Vanessa and Nicole Hausman are two university students who lead our amazing Outreach team on the front lines in Ontario. Learn how they work with Environmental Defence!


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