News archive - February 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A diamond mine in the rough

Diavik Diamond Mine at Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories, Canada

Acid mine drainage is one of the mining industry’s top environmental liabilities. It’s estimated mining operations in Canada alone spend $100 million annually to treat mine waste discharge, with clean up costs of existing acid mine drainage pollution potentially totaling between $2 and $5 billion.

Monday, February 2, 2015

University of Waterloo celebrates World Wetlands Day

An abundance of water lilies rather than algae indicates a healthy wetland ecosystem.

The University of Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group is celebrating World Wetlands Day by hosting a symposium where experts will speak about the role wetlands play in safeguarding our environment