The Permafrost Thaws

Article corrected 23rd March 2011. An article from Canada‚Äôs North this week may have slipped under the radar due to the high profile of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear risks that are gripping Japan. Recent studies indicate the permafrost of the southern Arctic is deteriorating at an alarming rate. In some regions of what […]

For-Profit Water in Winnipeg

Image via Wikipedia The City of Winnipeg, Manitoba has decided to dissolve it’s water and waste water departments and form a stand alone utility. During the final council meeting before the summer break, Winnipeg’s elected officials voted 10-6 to create a new city-owned agency that will assume responsibility for water treatment, sewage treatment and garbage […]