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The draft Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health has been released for public comment, and includes the promotion of green infrastructure for reducing pollution and nutrient-loading to the Great Lakes.


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An interesting story about micro-plastics in the Great Lakes. Another form of pollution that we need to pay attention to. As plastic bags and water bottles degrade in water bodies they turn into micro-magnets for pollution, which in turn ingested by fish and other wildlife.


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Green infrastructure: it works!

By Clara Blakelock

At the TRIECA 2014 conference, case studies provided proof that green infrastructure is effective at reducing runoff and preventing pollution.



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