Halton Region is beginning a month long public engagement process to ask residents for their feedback on proposed waste diversion initiatives included in the Region’s Draft Solid Waste Management Strategy. The process includes four open houses and a phone and …
Archive for May, 2011
Arctic ice is melting faster than expected, according to the international Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP). A full report will be delivered to the heads of the eight Arctic nations next week.
Even before the disaster in Fukushima, the world’s nuclear industry was in clear decline, according to a report from the Worldwatch Institute. See http://www.worldwatch.org/end-nuclear. Based on the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disasters, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for “deep reflection” …
Drilling is complete on the new tunnel under Niagara Falls. The hydro energy project is expected to start producing power in 2013.
See http://www.news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2011/05/drilling-completed-on-niagara-tunnel-project.html for videos, maps, etc.
Environmental Defence has issued a report on heavy metal content in cosmetics. The report calls on Health Canada to improve its cosmetics regulation and make companies list all metals on their product labels.
GO Transit’s latest news release includes an announcement of GO rail service through Acton to Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo this year as well as Presto fare card service at all GO stations later this spring.
Mountsberg Conservation Area’s osprey camera is now up at http://www.conservationhalton.on.ca/ShowCategory.cfm?subCatID=1599. A pair of osprey have laid three eggs, which are expected to hatch May 24-29.