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Wells and Water Quality

When it comes to drinking water quality, people tend to think about the water coming from drinking water treatment plants, travelling through our pipes and ultimately into our homes. However, 13-14% of Canadians (most who live in rural areas) rely on wells or cisterns for their drinking water. By law, well owners are responsible for ...

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Ambience Joins Forces with Heron Instruments

Ambience is proud to announce our new partnership with Heron Instruments, a water-monitoring technology company based in Dundas, Ontario.

Together, Ambience and Heron are developing a new line of smart water monitoring products to meet increasing demand for dependable data and analytics. These solutions will supportmunicipal drinking water and wastewater utilities, industrial partners, andgroundwater and ...

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Forest Fire Monitoring in Ontario

The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) reported that Ontario saw a smaller number of forest fires in 2016 compared to last season however this year's forest fires burned larger areas of land and were harder to control. Both human, natural, and lightning-caused fires were reported.

Forest fires, however, are important and beneficial ...

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What's So Special about the Paris Agreement?

     On December 12, 2015, the world’s first universal climate agreement was adopted at the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. The Paris Climate Agreement sets ambitious Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission goals for both developed and developing countries. The main goal for this 31-page document is to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees ...

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7 Ways Data Centers Can Save Energy

Microsoft has one of the largest data centres in the world, housing anywhere from 1,800 to 2,500 servers in its 750,000 sq. foot facility based in Chicago. On average, each server room consumes 3 MW of energy (for reference, roughly 400-900 houses can run on 1 MW of energy).1

Inside ...

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