Windsor Community Rights Network

Local Governance for Healthy Community

April 10th, 2016

World’s First Plastic Fishing Company Wants to Rid the Oceans of Plastic Pollution

Lorraine Chow | April 1, 2016 12:21 pm The premise behind the Amsterdam-based venture Plastic Whale is beautifully simple. First, the company fishes out plastic bottles and other debris from the city’s numerous canals. Second, when enough bottles are collected, the plastic is transformed into material to make a boat. Third, the new boat is used to […]

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March 19th, 2016

David Suzuki: World Water Day Reminds Us Not to Take Clean Water for Granted

Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers and streams are its circulatory system, providing life’s essentials for people, animals and ecosystems. Canada has one-fifth of the world’s freshwater, a quarter of its remaining wetlands and its longest coastline. With this abundance, it’s easy to take water for granted. Many of our daily rituals require its life-giving force. Yet […]

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August 22nd, 2015

Are Fracking Wastewater Wells Poisoning the Ground beneath Our Feet?

Leaking injection wells may pose a risk–and the science has not kept pace with the growing glut of wastewater.  By Abraham Lustgarten and ProPublica. 06/21/12 Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation’s geology as an […]

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