By Mary Louise McAllister
Read Online or Download A Stake in the Future: Redefining the Canadian Mineral Industry PDF
Best forestry books
For millions of years, wooded area biomass or wooden has been one of the major power assets of people around the globe. because the business revolution, fossil fuels have changed wooden and develop into the dominant resource of power. using fossil fuels has the downside of accelerating atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs), specially carbon dioxide (CO2), with the resultant warming of world weather and adjustments in precipitation.
Why will we declare to price sustainability whereas appearing in an unsustainable model? How do we lessen our intake vastly and movement towards a sustainable social method whilst our society is in particular in response to intake? those associated questions are on the middle of this significant ebook, the results of a four-year interdisciplinary examine of British Columbia’s reduce Fraser Basin.
- Forest Ecosystems, Second Edition
- Remote sensing : an introduction
- Insects, Fire and Conservation
- Forest Ecosystems. Analysis at Multiple Scales
- Selling Forest Environmental Services
- Forest Genetics
Additional resources for A Stake in the Future: Redefining the Canadian Mineral Industry
45 On the other hand, environmental groups (as well as tourism-based operators) were deeply concerned about the ecological implications of development and did not wish to see the deposit developed. Environmental groups produced their own array of concerns when examining the proposed Windy Craggy development and questioned the reliability of the company's statistics and plans for minimizing environmental damage. In addition to their reservations about serious hazards associated with acid-mine drainage, opponents to the project voiced their concerns about the earthquake safety of the tailings dams, the possible impact on the largest eagle sanctuary in the world (the Chilkat Bald Eagle Reserve), and the grizzly bear population.
Land-Use Policy and Mining: The Case in British Columbia Land-access issues, referred to in the previous section, highlight the difficulties inherent in the Canadian federal system, as governments attempt to formulate acceptable policy approaches to resource development. Although all provinces are confronted with similar issues, some of the most contentious areas lie in British Columbia. 64 billion per year solid mineral industry (excluding Assessing the Situation 33 petroleum and natural gas) produces commodities that constitute over one-fifth of British Columbia's total exports and generates considerable spin-off economic activity.
12 These 'pull' factors are clearly important and should not be underestimated. On the 'push' side, in Western liberal democracies in general, political institutions and the public 24 A Stake in the Future policy environment have been changing, creating a less hospitable environment for resource-based activities. Canada is no exception. Public Perceptions Much has been said in the popular media about the economic benefits of the so-called sunrise industries that compete for space on the electronic highway to the future.