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Environmental Effects

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Coverage of environmental effects since June 11, 2021.

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Letter: Second terminal could mean ecosystem collapse

"...We take so much from nature and give back so little, even knowing full well that it is at our own peril. The cumulative impact of constructing a second shipping terminal in the already ecologically fragile Fraser River Estuary may just be the tipping point that pushes it into full ecosystem collapse..."

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Canada's spy agency plans to offer ‘significant' help assessing climate change threat

"...Tricia Geddes, deputy director for policy at CSIS, told an intelligence conference Wednesday that global warming will have a profound effect on Canadians, including aspects of national security..."

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Disposable face masks lead to more microplastics in waterways: Canadian study

"...Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that are less than 5 millimetres long and are created through the degradation of discarded plastic-containing products. These particles have been observed polluting various natural ecosystems, particularly aquatic environments..."

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How wildfires impact our region’s rattlesnakes

"...Following a particularly brutal fire season with over 1,590 wildfires in B. C. this year, the impact is all-encompassing..."

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Blue sky thinking: 5 things to know about air pollution

"...Air pollution is also harming also harms our natural environment. It decreases the oxygen supply in our oceans, makes it harder for plants to grow, and contributes to climate change..."

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Company ‘shocked' by Ottawa's decision on proposed coal mine in southwestern Alberta

"...He said while mining is important to the economy, coal can include significant adverse environmental effects..."

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Ottawa blocks development of controversial proposed Alberta coal mine Globalnews.ca

"...Wilkinson says the decision was based on information including the findings of a joint review panel report. He says the project would have likely caused harm to surface water quality, threatened species including the westslope cutthroat trout and whitebark pine trees, and the physical and cultural heritage of the Kainai, Piikani and Siksika First Nations. Story continues below advertisement..."

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Company wants to appeal decision that rejected proposed Alberta open-pit coal mine

"...In the June decision, the review panel said the significant adverse environmental effects on westslope cutthroat trout and surface water quality likely to be caused by the mine outweigh the low to moderate positive economic impacts of the project..."

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Why Coal Mines Always Get Approved

"...Despite constant claims that Alberta has a “world-class regulatory regime,” environmental protection in this province is weak, which may be why we don’t have our own environmental impact assessment legislation. The provincial Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act does include an “environmental assessment process” to evaluate “plans to mitigate any adverse impacts from the proposed activity,” but it’s worded in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with our Coal Conservation Act (or our Oil Sands Conservation Act), the purpose of which is “to ensure orderly, efficient and economic development of Alberta’s coal [or oil sands] resources in the public interest. ” In short: The starting point of AER hearings is that coal mines are de facto in the public interest..."

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Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

"...The report concludes the government has failed to consider the cascade of environmental effects that coal mining would create, especially in combination with forestry and energy development. The report, requested by the Livingstone Landowners Group, has been filed with the government's coal consultation committee..."

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Soaking up the sun: Artificial photosynthesis promises clean, sustainable source of energy

"...Wind power and solar power, harnessed by photovoltaic cells, are the two major forms of clean energy available. Adding a third -- synthetic photosynthesis -- would dramatically change the renewable energy landscape. The ability to store the energy easily, without requiring bulky batteries, would dramatically improve humans' ability to power society cleanly and efficiently..."

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‘Unacceptable environmental effects:' New federal policy restricts thermal coal

"...Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Ottawa. The federal government is bringing in a new coal policy saying new or expanded thermal coal mines create unacceptable environmental impacts..."

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Condition Monitoring Analyst

"...application, design, functionality and understanding the environmental effect on the equipment performance..."

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Environmental Specialist, Biologist in Oakville, Ontario | Careers at

"...We believe that the key to protecting the environment begins with understanding it..."

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Senior Environmental Scientist - Impact Assessment/Permitting (Mid-Senior Level)

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Senior Environmental Coordinator -- Environmental Review (#93/20)

"...Environmental ReviewThe Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of Canada's largest port, and our vision is to the world's most sustainable..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about environmental effects.

Does the GTA Need New Highways? | The Agenda

"...Premier Ford says everyone is asking for the new highway, but who is everyone? Is it what the province needs now? And what are the concerns around environmental effects to Ontario's Greenbelt..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about environmental effects relevant to the latest news.

Toxic metals in oil sands: review of human health implications, environmental impact, and potential remediation using membrane-

"...In the process of exploiting unconventional oil resources such as oil sands, priority pollutants such as heavy metals are released into the environment..."

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How can the effects of EIA procedures and legislation foreseen for the mining operation activities to mining change positively i

"...In this direction, according to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), it is determined whether mining projects will be carried out or not..."

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Tourism growth and environmental sustainability: trade-off or convergence?

"...Consequently, policies geared towards minimizing the adverse environmental effects should be integrated with countries tourism management policies to enable the transition to sustainable tourism sector development..."

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Environmental effects of tourism and its seasonality on Mediterranean islands: the contribution of the Interreg MED BLUEISLANDS

"...The awareness of detrimental side effects of tourism together with the importance to take into account social and economic facets has led to the concept of sustainable tourism, which, however, represents a goal far from being attained..."

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Additive, subtractive, and formative manufacturing of metal components: a life cycle assessment comparison

"...To compare each method from the sustainability standpoint, a life cycle assessment was conducted on a double cardan H-yoke, as a case study, focusing on environmental metrics such as water consumption, energy requirements, and CO2 emissions..."

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Applications of Blockchain Technology for a Circular Economy with Focus on Singapore

"...CE aims to detect, recover, sustain or increase value by transitioning from a ?take, make and waste? approach of production system to an ecosystem economy, thus restraining the environmental effect and waste of resources throughout the product economy, providing profitability and flexibility and creating value of what is considered a waste..."

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Optimal Sizing and Energy Management of Hybrid Energy Storage System for High-Speed Railway Traction Substation

"...This paper studies a hybrid energy storage system (HESS) for traction substation (TS) which integrates super-capacitor (SC) and vanadium redox battery (VRB)..."

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GIS-Based Multi-Criteria and Multi-Objective Evaluation for Sustainable Land-Use Planning (Case Study: Qaleh Ganj County, Iran)

"...Considering the 7 land uses and a lot of defined criteria, MCE and MOLA provided an automatic and flexible way of dealing with qualitative multi-dimensional environmental effects, factors, constraints and objectives..."

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An approach to evaluation of environmental benefits for ecological mining areas based on ant Colony algorithm

"...Then taking the ecological mining area of China Pingmei Shenma Energy Chemical Group as an example, the simulation software MATLAB is used to evaluate the environmental benefits from four aspects: system structure, resource utilization, environmental effects and economic results, thus the environmental benefits grades of the mining area before and after ecological construction are confirmed..."

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Trends in science on glyphosate toxicity: a scientometric study

"...As part of the most used herbicides, glyphosate is the most successful ingredient of agrochemical companies..."

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Life cycle cost analysis of contaminated site remediation using information technology tools

"...Contaminated oil and gas well sites, disposal of chemical substances, and polluted landfills all result in environmentally hazardous conditions that plague our society today..."

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