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July 4, 2014 Waterloo Science leads $1.65 million sustainable mineral extraction training program David Blowes

Resource extraction and mining are cornerstones of the Canadian economy, but current extraction techniques come at a severe environmental price. Limiting environmental impacts is a priority for companies as they look to a new generation of professionals for ways to manage waste and water quality while maximizing efficiency.

June 26, 2014 Greenhouse gas, not fracking, is the larger concern in natural resource development Five ways a well bore can leak. Source: Report "Towards a Road Map

Leakage from oil and natural gas wells and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions present is of greater environmental concern than fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, say environmental scientists and engineers at the University of Waterloo and Geofirma Engineering, Ltd.

June 20, 2014 Phosphorus legacy causes recurring blooms according to ELA lake study Aerial photo of Lake 227. Photo credit: David O'Connell.

For 40 years scientists have studied the effects of adding phosphorus to Lake 227, the world’s longest continuous experiment in phosphate pollution.

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