Toronto Harbour sampling: winter edition

Last summer, Waterkeeper collected 166 samples from the Toronto Harbour. We learned quite a bit about our harbour, including where some of the more polluted spots are and just how high the bacteria levels can get. You can see the full results of those samples here.The main thing we learned was the need to continue sampling. The summer program showed that we don’t have enough information to truly grasp the sewage situation in the harbour.…

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Solar Impulse – à regarder de près

L’émission Découverte est parmi nos meilleurs (avec Les années lumières) pour suivre les travaux scientifiques (j’hésite de parler de «progrès» scientifiques pour des raisons qui apparaîtront dans l’article qui suit). Pendant la dernière année, Découverte a couvert par deux émissions (reprise de la première le 5 février dernier, le deuxième le 12 février, curieusement manquant sur le site) les travaux pour faire la circonvolution du globe en avion solaire sans recours à l’énergie fossile, finalement réussie…

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Energy as an enabler: University of Waterloo expert brings affordable, green energy to those who need it most

University of Waterloo sustainable energy expert Jatin Nathwani says the fact more than a billion people have no access to electricity is an injustice. He means to set things right. (Courtesy: University of Waterloo) Every second Thursday, we will be featuring an Ontario Research Chair (ORC) from one of the province’s universities. ORCs are university research professorships, created to drive provincial research and develop excellence, to create world-class centres of research, and to enhance Ontario’s competitiveness…

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