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Conserving wetlands could save Canadians millions in flood damage: report

Leaving wetlands in their natural state could reduce the financial costs of flooding by nearly 40 per cent, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Bad well water puts family at odds with Hamilton, Ont.

A family in Stoney Creek, Ont., is appealing to the City of Hamilton to help with high sulphur and iron in its private water well since the City's roadwork required it to shift the supply from a shallow driveway well to a 30-metre backyard well. The Hamilton Spectator reports.

Manganese concentration needs attention, researchers say

In the world of heavy metal poisoning, arsenic may have found a sidekick – and it's one that needs more research to understand its influence on human health, say Kansas State University researchers. reports.

Canadians cycle Rockies for water-well project in Somalia

A group of seven cyclists will be riding 1100 kilometres through the Rocky Mountains, their only access to water being the fresh water sources they find on their route.

MOE tells CK wind farm developer to fix wind turbine bases

Ministry of Environment staff have agreed with activist group Water Wells First that the base of a wind turbine tower north of Chatham, Ont., was not properly capped and sealed to prevent rainwater from entering the ground water aquifer. Blackburn News reports.
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