On November 8th, the Liberal minister of environment, Catherine McKenna, approved Montreal’s plan to dump 8 billion liters of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River.
From hand soaps to facial cleansers, shoppers can find a variety of personal care products armed with tiny exfoliating microbeads in department stores nowadays. These little beads, however, don’t simply disappear from existence once they’ve circled the shower drain. According to researchers, they aren’t so easily filtered through wastewater treatment plants on Great Lake shores, and they end up going straight into the water, causing contamination and affecting wildlife.
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Facts About water. Over 100 facts. Some you may not know
A 1974 memo from Dow Chemical describes several chemicals in a widely used farm fumigant as “garbage.” Today, one of those useless chemicals threatens drinking water for more than 1 million people across the San Joaquin Valley