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Category: Environment


Ottawa Riverkeeper, museum scientists probe life-cycle link between lake sturgeon, endangered mussel

Scientists are probing the depths of the Ottawa River to solve a mystery about the crucial relationship between an endangered species of mussel and a giant, ancient fish. The river is home to the Hickorynut mussel, which was officially designated an endangered species in Canada in August 2019. In hopes of raising awareness of the threatened species and to better…

Climate Change

Canada’s new emissions reduction plan ‘doesn’t go far enough,’ say environmentalists

As a lawyer for Ecojustice, Julia Croome said she’s been grappling with feelings of optimism and disappointment since the federal government unveiled Canada’s 2030 emissions reduction plan on March 29. The target? To cut emissions by 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and put Canada on track for net-zero emissions by 2050. To meet this target, the government…