Environmental

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Less Environmental Enforcement = More Private Prosecutions?
Posted on 19 Feb 2015 by Dianne Saxe

When governments do little to enforce environmental laws, generally or in particular areas, private citizens and environmental groups sometimes try to fill the gaps with private prosecutions. These cases are burdensome and expensive to handle, but can... Read More

Cheese Whey Spill: $80,000 Fine
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Dianne Saxe

By Meredith James Even seemingly innocuous substances, like human food and drink, can be hazardous to the natural environment. And spills of food and drink must be reported. Silani Sweet Cheese Limited manufactures a cheese at a facility in Bradford... Read More

Fisheries Act Convictions For Discharging Drinking Water
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by Dianne Saxe

Two Alberta construction companies have been convicted under the Fisheries Act for rupturing municipal water mains, discharging chlorinated drinking water into storm sewers and fish habitat. Treated municipal drinking water is harmful to fish, which... Read More

Can dead zones (hypoxic waters) cause deformities in sexual organs of fish? Interesting study suggests it can.
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have described the scope and potential causes for the "dead zone" (low oxygen) in the Gulf of Mexico; the zone exists for part of the year, and its scope has been expanding over time. Nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus) from various... Read More

Can dead zones (hypoxic waters) cause deformities in sexual organs of fish? Interesting study suggests it can.
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have described the scope and potential causes for the "dead zone" (low oxygen) in the Gulf of Mexico; the zone exists for part of the year, and its scope has been expanding over time. Nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus) from various... Read More