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What are the environmental issues in Canada?
Acid Rain, Water Pollution in Great Lakes, Deforestation, Mining in the Canadian Shield
What are the Great Lakes used for?
Natural resources, transportation, trading, leisure
What causes the pollution in the Great Lakes?
Waste dumping, runoff, and acid rain
Industries dump their waste directly into the lakes
Ex. Sewage treatment plants, and power plants
When rain washes pollutants like fertilizers, pesticides, or garbage into lakes and rivers
Caused by coal burning factories and car exhaust polluting the air, the rain becomes more acidic, which is harmful to aquatic life.
What are the effects of water pollution in Canada?
Aquatic deformities, contaminated fish, "dead" lakes, in humans, that eat contaminated fish/water possible reproductive problems, cancer, neurological disorders.
What is mining in the Canadian Shield
The shield is one of the world's richest mineral areas. Has large deposits of nickel, gold, silver, diamonds, and copper.
to get to pull out
to use way too much of something
What is the negative effect of extraction?
Mines often contaminate the soil, contaminate water, and disrupt the local ecosystem, could increase human sickness and death of animals
wood, an important resource found in Canada, forest are a limited resource
cutting trees down quicker than they can regrow, trees are often cut down to make room for more mineral mines
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