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They are more of a policy performance measure than a true indicator of water security and well-being.
People are flocking to stores like Costco to prepare for an outbreak.
Those eight glasses a day really make a difference.
Injuries in the past have been reported in Ontario and Quebec.
Even the most polluted waters can be saved when society fights for a better future.
In Canada and around the world, most wetlands are in trouble.
If Day Zero becomes reality, Cape Town, South Africa will be the first major city in the world to run out of water.
All labouring women share the same fears during childbirth. Access to clean water shouldn't be one of them.
Drinking it could put you at risk for hepatitis A and cholera.
We can take a breath and put down our water bottles. A couple of glasses of water in addition to fluids typically consumed in a day and you're good to go.
Microplastics were found in water from five different continents.
Ontario's Liberal government has opened the door to fracking in our beautiful province. We need to close it.
"Everyone should have their basic needs met especially in this great nation here."
As you approach Lake Chad, the air is dusty, and the sparse vegetation is broken only by shrubs. We mentioned the shrinking Lake Chad issue to Aïta but she had never heard of it. I took bits of straw, sticks, and leaves to explain that the Lake Chad she knows is disappearing.
For millions of people around the globe, water, sanitation and hygiene conditions have improved. Still, in 2017, 663 million people are using unsafe drinking water. VII Photo's Ashley Gilbertson photographed in seven countries for UNICEF, making portraits of families and their daily water use.
The truth is, extreme weather events that cause flooding, prolonged drought and contaminated water sources are becoming far more frequent. In 2016, global temperatures reached a record high for the third year in a row, and reports of extreme weather events continued to come in from around the world.
Tyler and Alex Mifflin spent summers in the water. Childhood memories of canoe trips and pristine waves contrast heavily with something they heard from adults time and again: "Don't swim in Lake Ontario. It's too polluted." That warning was the first drop in the bucket that's become a shared life goal. March 22 is World Water Day and we need the conversation to extend beyond the environment. So we spoke with the Mifflin brothers about the importance of water and how ordinary people can take action every day in unexpected ways.
Most Canadians have never been to the North, much less the remote Peel watershed, but many are enchanted by it, nourished even by the idea that we still have vast, unspoiled natural areas where wildlife and biodiversity continue to evade the touch of humankind. Places like the Peel are becoming increasingly rare as humans -- the most demanding species ever to live -- continue to erode the intact wilderness on which we depend for clean air, water and food.