Canada Wetlands

What's Eating The Wetlands?

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

A University of Saskatchewan biologist says many wetlands across the Prairies are being contaminated by a relatively new pesticide that is threatenin...

The Best Way to Stop the Floods

David Suzuki | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

News of the devastating floods in Alberta hit Canadians hard. While calls are mounting for the need to rebuild and strengthen infrastructure such as dikes, storm-water management systems and stream-channel diversion projects, we've overlooked one of our best climate change-fighting tools: nature.

Why Canada's Wetlands Matter to the World

Jeff Wells | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada
Jeff Wells

Here's a surprise for you. You may already know that the list of the world's largest and most important wetlands includes the Amazon Basin and the Pantanal of South America; the Nile River Basin and Congo Basin of Africa; and the Mississippi River Basin in the United States. But did you know that list also includes two boreal wetland systems right here in Canada?

Water, Not Oil, Is Hot Summer Issue In Kitimat

Robin Rowland | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Even with David Black's proposal for an oil refinery on a hill 25 kilometres north of Kitimat, residents here know that the Enbridge Northern Gateway debate has gone on for years and will go on for many years to come. The hottest issue in Kitimat this summer is water, not oil. For us, this summer can be summed up by saying: "Water, water everywhere, but you can't get there from here." As environmentalists worldwide celebrate the beauty of Douglas Channel, and decry the dangers that tanker traffic could pose to the channel, many people in Kitimat are cut off from the waterfront.