Natural Resources

Groups Pinpoint Threats to Selected Canadian and US Rivers

The widespread perception of water abundance in Canada is a myth, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund-Canada. See details for the 10 selected rivers, most of which cross political boundaries within Canada or between Canada and the United States.

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"Wetlands Loss Linked to OCS Oil and Gas Pipelines in New Study"

"A new study for the federal Minerals Management Service concludes that the construction of pipelines related to oil and gas production in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico 'can cause locally intense habitat changes, thereby contributing to the loss of critically important land and wetland areas.'"

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 10/06/2009


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