ARS Technica

The international team behind the new work has designed a material that mussels can't seem to get a grip on. It's not because the mussel's adhesive fail; instead, the mussel itself doesn't seem to know what it's touching when it's set down on the material. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

The crayfish, Astacopsis gouldi, can weigh up to 6kg and live for 60 years. Commonly called the giant freshwater lobster, it is the largest invertebrate in the world and endemic to the cool rivers of northern Tasmania, although habitat restriction and poaching have forced it to retract to areas west of Launceston. Click here to continue reading


In 2011, the National Park Service put in place a policy to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter. It was not actually an outright ban — but 23 out of 417 national parks, including Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park, implemented restrictions on bottled water sales. The parks encourage visitors to use tap water and refillable bottles instead. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Half a decade after the work started, Girard and his team said this week they have achieved some success with their multi-million-dollar reclamation project called Sandhill Fen. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton residents tempted to dip their toes in the North Saskatchewan River can now get a better sense of just how clean or dirty that water is in the city. Click here to continue reading

Cold Lake Sun

Fluoride was originally introduced into drinking water in Canada as a means of reducing tooth decay in the general population. The council said the issue of water fluoridation had come before them previously in 2011, but as new research is made available, they understand the need to re-examine the issue. Click here to continue reading

CBC News Edmonton

Chip Lake is among five Edmonton-area lakes currently under a blue-green algae advisory. Click here to continue reading

Chatham Daily News

Protesters blocked the entrances to three wind turbine construction sites near Chatham Thursday morning. The protest group, Water Wells First, has for more than a year been fighting the development of a wind farm they say is causing problems for area residents who depend on wells for their drinking water. Tests at several farms have shown their well water has been harmed since construction began. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

In the second week of July, Mason and Anishinaabe people from across Canada convened on Lone Island in Manitoba's Whiteshell Provincial Park for the Great Water Gathering. The goal — to gather in ceremony, pray, and figure out how they can move forward together in protecting the waters of their ancestors. Click here to continue reading

CBC News Calgary

Heat reduces a tree's ability to hydrate itself, because pores on the bottom side of the leaves close up as temperatures rise, he explained.Immediate signs of tree heat stress include wilted leaves or brown or rust spots on the leaves, but the full effects may not be seen for three to five years, depending on the tree species, Davis said. Click here to continue reading

Global News

About 35 families are struggling with their daily routines because their housing complex has no running water. “You can’t shower, you can’t flush the toilets, you can’t even bathe,” Catherine Petroff told Global News. Click here to continue reading

The Okotoks Western Wheel

Okotokian Ian McLeod began diving in the lake in early June and soon learned there was more to the hobby than just enjoying getting underwater. Within a few weeks he had managed to retrieve a number of pairs of sunglasses, masks and other lost items from the bottom of the lake. Click here to continue reading

The Cochrane Times

Town council reconvened on Monday for the first time following their summer break. In true back-to-school fashion, council was given mini-lessons in math, biology and engineering thanks to a discussion over a surprising subject: wastewater treatment. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Ultimately, Crowchild and the heritage landowners want all the parties to sit down together and discuss the options and then work together to push that plan forward as quickly as possible. “This has to go back to the grassroots people,” says Crowchild. “I’d like to invite everyone to be part of this whole plan, because it’s going to take everybody to get this right.” Click here to continue reading

CTV News Calgary

A typical water bill in Calgary costs $111 a month. Thanks to their water conservation habits, the Lalonde family usually beats the average. So imagine their surprised when they received a $2,500 water bill in February. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

RCMP said the man was swimming near Echo Dale Regional Park on Tuesday afternoon when he started struggling and slipped under the water.
A family member managed to swim to him and pull him to a small island in the middle of the river. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Hundreds of people have been killed and millions displaced across the region as rescue missions set up shelters and strive to get food and water to victims. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Parts of Saskatchewan saw extreme drought levels this summer. Regina had its driest July in more than 130 years. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Years of drinking water advisories will come to an end thanks to a federal multimillion-dollar investment for a new water treatment plant at the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Journal

“From a farming perspective, they’re a fairly profitable crop compared to others,” says Kubinec, who has been growing pulses for more than a decade. “When it comes to the environmental side, they’re sustainable. You don’t need as much water to grow pulses. They have a small carbon footprint, and they add to your soil health. They work with your whole group of crops.” Click here to continue reading

The Sault Star

A moment of enlightenment turned into a passion to get more people involved in finding a solution. Syed and a small team came up with the Access 2 Clean Water (A2CW) in February. They then started a campaign that would have him run from Vancouver to Ottawa – spanning roughly 4,500 kilometres -- to bring awareness of the ongoing water crisis in First Nations. Click here to continue reading

 The Camrose Canadian

Camrose County issued a release today that a water main break occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday. They said crews were able to isolate the leak and complete flushing before 7 a.m. Sunday, however given the potential for contaminates in the water, Camrose County is advising that a boil water advisory is in effect until further notice. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The trust says the property’s brooks, swamp and island provide important habitat for a range of wildlife including ducks, forest birds and wood turtles – a species on Canada’s endangered species list. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Journal

Alberta Health Services is warning the public after finding blue-green algae in Pigeon Lake. 

Blooms of the algae, also known as cyanobacteria, have been identified on parts of the popular swimming spot 100 kilometres southwest of Edmonton. Click here to continue reading

Global News

A new water monitoring program being run by North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper is aimed at encouraging more Edmontonians to use and be active in the North Saskatchewan River. Click here to continue reading.