Citizen science dives into water quality

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Kirsten Grant, General Science co-editor  With millions of lakes in Canada, monitoring water quality is no small feat. Canada’s vastness means it’s impossible to collect data everywhere. The situation is made ever more difficult by a lack of funding for long-term environmental monitoring. But Water Rangers Executive Director Kat Kavanagh says citizens can play a part […]

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Water problems in water-rich Canada

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Sarah Boon, Environment & Earth Sciences co-editor Western Canada has been experiencing unprecedented warm and dry conditions this year, leading to drought conditions across the region. This has resulted in farming woes, increases in both the number of wildfires and the area burned by those fires (see plot below), water restrictions across western municipalities, and negative […]

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