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Beaver Lake Cree Case Reveals Flaws in Environmental Review Process

There is a fundamental flaw in the current environmental assessment process: It focuses on each proposed development as something that stands alone. But an individual well or dam is not separate or isolated from its surroundings -- air, water, plants and animals pay no attention to our imposed, artificial boundaries. We can't anticipate long-term consequences of any major technology if we are ignorant of how the world works, yet the consequences persevere.
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Budget Swallows Famed Research Facility

A famous research facility in Ontario that pioneered investigations into acid rain is the latest victim of federal budget cuts. The Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario is being closed at...