Safeguarding Freshwater / Jul 12, 2019

The Great Lakes face more threats every day, and a federal-Ontario plan to save them looks the other way

The Great Lakes are the most epic, majestic, and awe-inspiring bodies of freshwater on the planet. But you don’t have to take my word…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Jul 11, 2019

Lake Erie’s algae is back with a vengeance: significant algae bloom expected this season

As we enter the best days of summer, it’s time to plan a canoeing adventure, fishing trip or birding expedition. This is the type…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Jun 05, 2019

Ontario's Endangered Species Act is being dismantled, even if the government would like you to believe otherwise.

These are trying times for our most vulnerable plants and animals in Ontario. New reports show that humans are destroying the planet’s biodiversity so…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Apr 26, 2019

The Ontario government just proposed gutting the Endangered Species Act. Here’s what you need to know:

In February, we raised the alarm that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) appeared to be the next environmental law in the Ontario government’s anti-environmental…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Apr 18, 2019

Toledo, Ohio voted to give Lake Erie personhood and legal rights. What have we done for our Lake lately?

In February voters in Toledo, Ohio went to the polls, this time with a special referendum on the ballot: whether or not to give…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Feb 13, 2019

On the brink of extinction: Why we can't afford the Endangered Species Act to get any weaker

The world is facing a biodiversity crisis. The extinction rate is 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than the natural rate. Literally dozens of species…Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Feb 06, 2019

"Salt-ernatives": Options to keep our roads clear and freshwater clean this winter

Here at Environmental Defence, we’re sick of excessive salt piling up on our roads, sidewalks and parking lots this winter. Salt is a necessary…Read More


Greenbelt / Safeguarding Freshwater / Jan 11, 2019

Poisoning the Well: How Bill 66 threatens our clean drinking water and invites Walkerton 2.0

We’ve got it pretty good here in Ontario. The vast majority of Ontarians can turn on their tap and rely on plenty of clean…Read More


Greenbelt / Movement Building / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics / Dec 17, 2018

Ontario’s environmental laws are under attack by Premier Doug Ford: Why we need to come together to STOP BILL 66

Under the guise of creating jobs and cutting “red tape and burdensome regulations,” the provincial government introduced a bombshell of a bill last Thursday….Read More


Safeguarding Freshwater / Dec 14, 2018

Where the water flows, salt goes: Why we need to go easy on the salt this winter, for our Great Lakes’ sake

Winter has officially arrived, and the cold weather seems to be here to stay. The Canadian winter sets in seemingly overnight, and the next…Read More