The Saint Lawrence: Our living river

The St. Lawrence is one of Canada's most magnificent waterways, helping sustain millions of people, plants and animals. For those who live in Quebec's coastal regions, important economic and socio-cultural activities such as fishing and tourism rely on a healthy watershed. The St. Lawrence is also a unique ecosystem that's home to hundreds of species, including the Atlantic sturgeon and Beluga whale. But a growing number of projects including offshore drilling are putting the health of the St. Lawrence and those that depend on it at risk. Learn more about what's happening, and how you can help.

Photo: What are seismic surveys and their impacts?

What are seismic surveys and their impacts?

Before companies can begin drilling for oil in any offshore area such ... Read more »

Photo: Help prevent an oil spill disaster in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Help prevent an oil spill disaster in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Gulf of St. Lawrence is a unique ecosystem that sustains several c... Read more »

Photo: So what's all this talk about oil and gas in the St. Lawrence?

So what's all this talk about oil and gas in the St. Lawrence?

You may have heard all about shale gas exploitation in Quebec and the ... Read more »

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Photo: Oily disasters: When will we ever learn?

Oily disasters: When will we ever learn?

Science Matters

The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster was the worst accidental spill in history. No, not the one getting the headlines today, but the one in 1979 — although the current... Read more »