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Is the Solution to Climate Change in British Columbia? An American Perspective.

climate progress There’s something happening north of the border that can give Americans a glimmer of hope.  It’s a carbon tax. And it seems to be working fine.  Details here. Related: "Manitoba's Climate Change Chickens."

Council of Canadians Celebrates Federal Rejection of New Prosperity Mine

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Council of Canadians The Council of Canadians applauds the Tsilhqot’in Nation and celebrates the federal decision to reject the contentious Taseko Mines Limited New Prosperity Mine. Details here. Fish Lk. Environment CA

Fertilizer Limits Sought Near Lake Erie to Fight Spread of Algae

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New York Times A United States-Canadian agency called on Wednesday for swift and sweeping limits on the use of fertilizer around Lake Erie to reduce the amount of phosphorus entering the water and creating a vast blanket of algae each summer, threatening fisheries, tourism and even drinking water. Details here.  A duck family labours through an algae-clogged river in Manitoba, CA. PLT photo.

Large Dams of Mining Waste Leaking Into Athabasca River: Study

The Tyee Polluted water from large man-made lakes of oilsands mining waste is fouling the Athabasca River, says a new federal study. Details here.