PFAS, a group of chemicals linked to health problems and used in everything from takeout containers to raincoats, is finding its way into American fields and food. Could Canadian farmers be facing the same danger?
The project, the first of its kind in Canada, would hold up to a million tonnes of radioactive and hazardous waste about a kilometre from the Ottawa River in a “near surface” facility, which is effectively a large mound.
Canada has one of the world's most wasteful economies when it comes to recycling and reusing commodities like plastic, metal, and energy, a new report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada has found.
A week-long water crisis that has left residents of Nunavut's capital city Iqaluit without drinking water is also exposing a chronic problem for many northern communities: It's almost impossible to safely get rid of garbage.
Fossil fuels, cattle and rotting waste produce methane, a greenhouse gas responsible for 30 per cent of global heating. Cutting it is the strongest action available to slow global heating in the near term, the UN's environment chief says.