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Jul 14, 2021
Single-use plastic straws, which could be banned by the end of 2021. Image: Chemist 4 U/Flickr

Big plastic's 'trashy' lawsuit

Joyce Nelson
In May, Canada added plastic items to the list of toxic substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Within days, the plastics industry filed an application for a lawsuit.
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Jun 21, 2021
Highway 400 runs through the Holland Marsh. Image credit: Floydian/Wikimedia Commons.

Doug Ford's contentious Bradford Bypass

Joyce Nelson
Critics say the highway would not only contribute to loss of wetlands and wildlife habitat, but also would increase phosphorus and salt pollution in Lake Simcoe.
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May 28, 2021
Helipcopter aerial sprays herbicides on clearcut land. Image credit: Francis Eatherington/Flickr

Stopping the 'rain of death' on Canada's forests

Joyce Nelson
The aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate on Canada's forests has been going on for so long that observers on the ground can no longer doubt the widespread damage it leaves behind.

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