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2006-03-27 14:58:47

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - North American environmental groups, upset over water diverted from the U.S. into Canada, have asked an international watchdog to investigate the matter, the coalition said on Monday. "Canada and the U.S. are violating the international laws designed to protect our shared lakes and rivers from pollution. An independent inquiry by the CEC (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation) will uncover why Canada and the U.S....

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2006-03-20 08:45:00

By Tim Gaynor TULUM, Mexico -- The ancient Maya once believed that Mexico's jungle sinkholes containing crystalline waters were the gateway to the underworld and the lair of a surly rain god who had to be appeased with human sacrifices. Now, the "cenotes," deep sinkholes in limestone that have pools at the bottom, are yielding scientific discoveries including possible life-saving cancer treatments. Divers are dipping into the cenotes, which stud the Yucatan peninsula, to explore a vast...

2006-03-20 08:20:00

By Tim Gaynor TULUM, Mexico (Reuters) - The ancient Maya once believed that Mexico's jungle sinkholes containing crystalline waters were the gateway to the underworld and the lair of a surly rain god who had to be appeased with human sacrifices. Now, the "cenotes," deep sinkholes in limestone that have pools at the bottom, are yielding scientific discoveries including possible life-saving cancer treatments. Divers are dipping into the cenotes, which stud the Yucatan peninsula, to explore a...

2006-02-23 16:27:01

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - U.S. plans to combat droughts by diverting Missouri River water north into Canada are pushing the two countries toward their second clash in a year over water use. At issue is a North Dakotan plan to divert water from the Missouri River into a system that would take it over the border to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and home to a commercial fishery. North Dakota says it faces severe drought...

2005-11-15 18:21:18

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Despite a study that found no invasive fish or plants in North Dakota's Devils Lake, from which water is being drained to end up in Canada, the Canadian province of Manitoba said on Tuesday it still wants the water filtered more. The study did find four types of toxin-causing algae in Devils Lake and three parasites that are not found in Canadian waters and could have an impact on Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater...

2005-11-15 18:20:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Despite a study that found no invasive fish or plants in North Dakota's Devils Lake, from which water is being drained to end up in Canada, the Canadian province of Manitoba said on Tuesday it still wants the water filtered more. The study did find four types of toxin-causing algae in Devils Lake and three parasites that are not found in Canadian waters and could have an impact on Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and...

2005-08-15 13:08:23

By Roberta Rampton WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Despite Canadian fears of contamination, North Dakota began pumping water on Monday from its Devils Lake floodlands into a system that leads eventually into a commercial fishery north of the U.S. border. The U.S. diversion plan has been a diplomatic sore point because of Canadian concerns the water could pollute Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and home to a C$25 million fishery. North Dakota says...

2005-08-09 23:26:17

Meteor impacts are generally regarded as monstrous killers and one of the causes of mass extinctions throughout the history of life. But there is a chance the heavy bombardment of Earth by meteors during the planet's youth actually spurred early life on our planet, say Canadian geologists. A study of the Haughton Impact Crater on Devon Island, in the Canadian Arctic, has revealed some very life-friendly features at ground zero. These include hydrothermal systems, blasted rocks that are...

2005-08-06 09:56:10

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada and the United States announced a deal on Saturday that could years of bickering over plans to drain a North Dakota lake into rivers that end up in Canada, and said there would be safeguards to prevent pollution and minimize risk from "nuisance species" of fish. A statement from the two countries said they had made progress in deciding how to drain Devils Lake, a low-lying area of water that flooded farms, schools and villages as it spread from 70 square miles to...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Crater -- A crater is a circular depression on the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body. Craters are typically caused by meteorite impacts, although some are caused by volcanic activity. In the center of craters on Earth a crater lake often accumulates, and in craters formed by meteorites a central island (caused by rebounding crustal rock after the impact) is usually a prominent feature in the lake. Ancient craters whose relief has disappeared leaving only a...

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