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Canada's toxic mining secret goes to court

For years, Environment Canada has permitted mining companies to hide from the public the amount of toxic waste dumped in tailings ponds and waste rock piles. On Monday, Great Lakes United, MiningWatch Canada and Ecojustice will be going to court to force the Minister of the Environment to follow the law and make these companies report their toxic pollution.

National groups release invasives plan for new U.S. administration

In the lead-up to president-elect Obama's inauguration on Tuesday, conservation and environmental groups are calling for a renewed effort to stop invasive species in the United States.

100 Years of Shared Protection

This past Sunday was the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Boundary Waters Treaty. To commemorate the hundred years of water cooperation it ushered, the Consulate General of Canada, the United States Consulate General, and the International Joint Commission are hosting Boundary Waters Week from June 5 to 14 in Niagara Falls, New York and Ontario.


Dry Cargo Hearing

The U.S. Coast Guard is holding a public meeting and is accepting comments regarding rules on dry cargo residues on the Great Lakes.


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