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Agency says US, Canada fall short on protecting Great Lakes

Agency says US, Canada fall short on protecting Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Despite recent improvements, the U.S. and Canada have a long way to go toward ridding the Great Lakes of pollution that endangers human health and the environment, an advisory agency said Tuesday.
Grassy Narrows leaders to meet with government to urge mercury treatment centre

Grassy Narrows leaders to meet with government to urge mercury treatment centre

TORONTO — Leaders from a Northern Ontario First Nation are meeting with federal and Ontario Indigenous ministers in Toronto today to push for a mercury treatment centre.
Ontario set for last cap-and-trade auction before joining Quebec and California

Ontario set for last cap-and-trade auction before joining Quebec and California

TORONTO — Ontario's final cap-and-trade auction before entering a joint market with Quebec and California next year is set for today.
Grassy Narrows pleads for governments to build and fund mercury treatment centre

Grassy Narrows pleads for governments to build and fund mercury treatment centre

TORONTO — Leaders from a Northern Ontario First Nation urged the federal and Ontario governments to commit to building and funding a mercury treatment centre in their community ahead of a meeting with them Wednesday.
Elephant conservationists call on Canada to step up to protect iconic beasts

Elephant conservationists call on Canada to step up to protect iconic beasts

OTTAWA — In the last decade, Canadians have legally imported more than 2,600 trophy animals that are on an international list of endangered species.

Quebec creates huge new protected area for caribou in province's north

QUEBEC — Environmental groups are celebrating the Quebec government's announcement of a huge new protected area intended to preserve caribou habitat in the province's north.
Lafarge Canada says new emissions systems in place for N.S. tire burning project

Lafarge Canada says new emissions systems in place for N.S. tire burning project

BROOKFIELD, N.S. — As it awaits industrial approval from the province to burn tires at its Nova Scotia cement plant, Lafarge Canada says it has spent $830,000 to install emissions monitoring systems.

Threat reduced to B.C. coast as fuel barge safely reaches protected waters

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — The coast guard says a loaded fuel barge that broke away from its tug off British Columbia's central coast has reached safer waters and is now moored.
Peru's abundant ruins feel the squeeze of urbanization

Peru's abundant ruins feel the squeeze of urbanization

LIMA, Peru — From her small home near two golf courses and three slums, Gianina Rojas gazes up at a crumbling adobe pyramid, remnants of the vast Inca empire that flourished more than six centuries ago.
Threat reduced to B.C. coast as fuel barge on its way to safe haven

Threat reduced to B.C. coast as fuel barge on its way to safe haven

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — A loaded fuel barge that broke away from its tug off British Columbia's central coast was being towed to safety on Monday as the threat of a spill diminished, officials said. The barge, loaded with 3.