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International Atomic Energy Agency
The IAEA is the world's centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its member states and multiple partner...

News Releases

Feds waited 15 years to act on tainted tap water in Grassy Narrows daycare
2015-09-03
Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek
Feds waited 15 years to act on tainted tap water in Grassy Narrows. Daycare water had possible carcinogens above limit in 1999: Health Canada data. Chief Fobister calls on all candidates to make clean...
Grand Council Treaty #3 supports Grassy Narrows in their stand for mercury justice and their stand against clear cut logging
2014-11-07
Grand Council Treaty #3
The Chiefs of Treaty #3 First Nations in assembly voted unanimously to support Grassy Narrows First Nation in their demands for mercury justice and an end to clear cut logging on their Homeland.
Grassy Narrows declares state of emergency over unsafe drinking water
2015-08-27
Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek
Grassy Narrows declares state of emergency over unsafe drinking water. Turbidity exceeded limit by 120x, uranium and possible carcinogens found in samples.
McGuinty invited to a Grassy Narrows fish fry at Queen's Park
2012-06-06
Today Grassy Narrows mothers are challenging Premier McGuinty to join them and their families in a traditional fish fry at Queen’s Park for a meal of their local fish cooked on an open wood fire.
Mercury poison: Grassy Narrows to release new report on devastating health impacts
2012-06-01
50 years after dumping began governments refuse to acknowledge Minamata Disease.
NEB's green light for Line 9 sacrifices waterways, public health and the climate
2015-02-09
Sources
The National Energy Board (NEB) gave the green light to Enbridge Inc.'s contentious Line 9B pipeline on Feb 6, 2015, despite the company's failure to make necessary safety improvements. The decision m...

Sources Select Resources

Appalachia Rising
Which Side Are You On?
Mincy, Grant
Article
2014
CounterPunch
On January 9, 2014, a dangerous toxin, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, leaked from a busted tank and into the Elk River in West Virginia. It is believed that nearly 7,500 gallons of the toxin made its w...
Arsenic-Laced Coffee is Good for You
Would You Like Sugar With That?
Brasch, Walter
Article
2014
Counterpunch.org
The Environmental Protection Agency, in 2013, identified about 1,000 chemicals that the oil and gas industry uses in fracking operations, most of them carcinogens at the strengths they shove into the ...
Bakken Business
The price of North Dakota's fracking boom
Manning, Richard
Article
2013
Harper's Magazine
Manning the widespread fracking in the Bakken formation (North Dakota), and the environmental and social repercussions it causes.
Blue Betrayal
The Harper government's assault on Canada's freshwater
Barlow, Maude
Article
2015
Council of Canadians
Canadians have long taken their water heritage for granted. This is largely due to the myth that there is an abundance of water. While it is true that compared to many other parts of the world Canada ...
Chevron Wins Latest Round in Ecuador Pollution Case
Lobe, Jim
Article
2014
Inter Press Service
In the latest twist in a 21-year-old environmental pollution case, a U.S. federal judge Tuesday ruled that the victims of massive oil spillage and their U.S. attorney could not collect on a nine-billi...
Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
Gaworecki, Mike
Article
2014
DeSmogBlog
It has now been revealed that California regulators with DOGGR permitted hundreds of wastewater injection wells and thousands more wells injecting fluids for 'enhanced oil recovery" into aquifers prot...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Serivces
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Connexions Library: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Water Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on water, rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, rivers, oceans, marine life.
Filthy, deadly mayhem in India
Peebles, Graham
Article
2014
Redress Online
Along with the choking fumes and piles of putrid waste, sound systems and a constant bombardment of honking horns from cars, lorries and screaming buses assault residents and the unprepared in towns a...
FLOW
For Love of Water
Salina, Irena
Film
2008
A critical expose of the privatization of water infrastructure. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.
Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
Gandolfo, Luisa
Article
2014
Ecologist
Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival. This represents an apparently deliberate 'cutting off of life support' ...
Grand Council Treaty #3 supports Grassy Narrows in their stand for mercury justice and their stand against clear cut logging
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Grand Council Treaty #3
The Chiefs of Treaty #3 First Nations in assembly voted unanimously to support Grassy Narrows First Nation in their demands for mercury justice and an end to clear cut logging on their Homeland.
Lack of regulation behind West Virginia water disaster
Barrickman, Nick
Article
2014
World Socialist Web Site
A chemical spill at the Etowah River Terminal, near Charleston, West Virginia, resulted in nearly 300,000 people in the state losing access to drinkable water. Since then, several reports have been re...
Muddying the waters
Landrevie, Barbara
Article
2015
Le Monde diplomatique
The by-products of aluminium extraction have been poisoning the Mediterranean for almost 20 years. But the closure of the plant that produces them would cost jobs in an underemployed region.
NEB's green light for Line 9 sacrifices waterways, public health and the climate
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Sources
The National Energy Board (NEB) gave the green light to Enbridge Inc.'s contentious Line 9B pipeline on Feb 6, 2015, despite the company's failure to make necessary safety improvements. The decision m...
One latrine at a time
Liberia's president is unusually frank as she agrees that toilets are fundamental to creating a healthier country
George, Rose
Article
2012
The Guardian
Diarrhoea kills more children than HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined – and its main cause is food and water contaminated with human waste. Liberia's president is trying to change all that. ...
Poor West Virginia? Think Again
Resistance in the Valley of Death
Roselle, Mike
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia has once again put Appalachia on the map. This is what it usually takes. People have to not just die at the hands of the coal and chemical industry, the...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Six Nations and Dundalk Fight Corporate Crap
Why We Should All Support Their Struggle
Lepper, Laura
Article
2012
Basic News
Dundalk is situated at the highest elevation in Ontario, the headwaters of both the Grand and Saugeen rivers, and sits on land deeded to the Six Nations through the Haldimand Proclamation of 1763. Des...
Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Article
2016
Counterpunch
If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency ma...
When oil is more important than life
Oil exploitation leaves trail of pollution and death in the Peruvian Amazon
Moiola, Paolo
Article
2014
latinamericapress.org
The dumping of oil waste into the waters of the Marañón, Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre rivers and the Amazon forest is producing fatal consequences for the local population, mostly to the Kukama ethni...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Environment Canada
Environment Canada is dedicated to safeguarding people's health and property from harmful substances and environmental changes; their quality of life, based on society's development in harmony with it...
Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
The Ministry of Environment and Energy: * Develops and promotes policies that help to maintain the ecosystem by protecting the quality of our air, water and land. * Promotes energy and water efficienc...
Indian and Northern Affairs
The Department has statutory responsibilities in relation to Canada's status Indians and Inuit, as well as statutory responsibilities concerning the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and Nuna...
International Joint Commission
Created by Canada and the United States in recognition that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the border.


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