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Unformatted text preview: 14 | P a g e 1 1 / 3 / 2 0 0 8 C A N A D A A N E N V I R O N M E N T A L S L O U C H , S T U D Y SA Y S TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's environmental record is among the worst in the industrialized world, due in part to its poor performance fighting global warming, according to a report from the Conference Board of Canada on Monday. Canada placed 15th among 17 peers, beating only Australia and the United States. Greenhouse gas emissions, high garbage production, and rampant overuse of fresh water were its biggest environmental problems. "Without serious attention to environmental sustainability, Canada puts its society and its quality of life at risk," the independent research organization said in the report. Canada's government has been widely criticized for being soft on greenhouse gas emissions, which have been on the rise, partly due to booming development of the Alberta oil sands.Alberta oil sands....
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2011 for the course BIO 1A taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Casper College.
- Fall '09