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Millions of zebra shells wash up on shores of Lake Winnipeg

Global News | 2018-05-30

An infestation of zebra mussels has visitors to parts of Lake Winnipeg wading in the invasive species.

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Montreal researchers use willows to decontaminate polluted soil, groundwater

CBC | 2018-05-22

In an east-end Montreal neighbourhood, a polluted piece of former industrial land has become a garden. Willows create a pleasant green space as the plants slowly reverse decades of industrial activity that has left the chemical-soaked soil of the Pointe-aux-Trembles site too contaminated to use.

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When nature says 'Enough!': the river that appeared overnight in Argentina

The Guardian | 2018-04-03

A new watercourse is playing havoc with farmland and roads and even threatening a city – but also highlights the potential cost of the country’s dependence on soya beans

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New Brunswick working on technology to ease damage in flood season

Kevin Bisset | 2018-03-08

Flood forecasters in New Brunswick are using new technology to track snow loads and ice movement, hoping more information leads to less damage.

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Phosphorus Pollution Reaching Dangerous Levels Worldwide

American Geophysical Union | 2018-02-15

Humans discharge four times the weight of the Empire State Building’s worth of phosphorus into freshwater bodies each year, a new study finds.

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Canada Has Ended the National Wetland Conservation Fund

Water Canada | 2018-02-06

Yesterday, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that it has cancelled the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF). Projects that were funded through 2019 will remain in place, but no further projects will receive funding.

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Canada’s Asian Carp Program Receives Five-Year Funding Commitment

Water Canada | 2018-01-25

Canada’s Asian Carp Program will receive up to $20 million over five years due to a new government investment.

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In Tucson, Subsidies for Rainwater Harvesting Produce Big Payoff

Water Deeply | 2018-01-18

The Arizona city has spent more than $2 million subsidizing rainwater harvesting systems. Consultant Gary Woodard explains that results from a new study he is leading show such systems don’t just collect water, they also change behavior.

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What did we learn from 2017's floods in Quebec and Ontario? Inside the politics of water

The Globe and Mail | 2018-01-16

Last year's record deluges along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River pitted nations, communities and people apart over water management. Now, rising water levels are raising fears of what's coming this spring. Les Perreaux explores what happened last year and what could happen next

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Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study Suggests

The New York Times | 2018-01-12

To scientists who study lakes and rivers, it seems humans have embarked on a huge unplanned experiment. By burning fossil fuels, we have already raised the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 40 percent, and we’re on track to increase it by much more. Some of that gas may mix into the world’s inland waters, and recent studies hint that this may have profound effects on the species that live in them.

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