Pollution

The Don Valley went from providing locals with clay, timber and fish to an industrial wasteland.
In East Java, miners carry 90-kilogram loads of sulphur out of a crater on the active Ijen volcano – a four-hour trip many make twice a day. Meanwhile, in Alberta, Syncrude is building the world’s largest pyramid out of its own sulphur, a byproduct of bitumen mining.
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Research shows that the controversial pesticides used by corn, soy and canola farmers are having widespread, lethal impacts on birds, bees and entire ecosystems.
A new report confirming toxicity – and widespread presence in the Great Lakes – could help the push to ban triclosan and triclocarbon in consumer products.
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