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Canada's Natural resources
Transcript of Canada's Natural resources
Copper is a nonrenewable resource because it is a limited resource. Copper is a metal that is malleable and ductile. It has high thermal and electric conductivity. It is used for decoration such being used as roofs on public buildings like the Parliament Building in Ottawa. Negative impacts are that copper produces a large quantity of waste and contaminates our water
Gold is a nonrenewable resource because it is a limited resource extracted from the ground. Gold is a bright and shiny metal that is valued for its sheer beauty and it scarcity. In the early 1900s many essentials gold mines started to pop up in Canada. Canada's mining for gold has made a tremendous amount of environmental damage. When miners mine in Canada they release toxic mercury and cyanide into the environment.
Canada's Natural Resources
Canada's Natural Resources
Wildlife is a renewable resource because as long as they don't become extinct, they will continue repopulating. Wildlife is an essential natural resource in Canada. People use it for food, to sell to others or to keep for themselves. The animal pelts can also be used as clothing, which can be imported to other areas for money. If the wildlife is not protected than there will be a decrease in population of the animals and Canada's income from the wildlife will decrease.
Lead is a non renewable resource because it metal that cannot be replaced. Lead is obtained using mines. In the ore that iron is found in, the ore also contains zinc, silver, and small traces of copper. Lots of lead is recycled. Lead was used to glaze potter almost a decade ago and was one of the first smelted metals.
Canada's natural resources help
them gain money, food and power (electricity). Canada is home to many natural resources that are renewable and nonrenewable.
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Timber is a renewable resource because it comes from trees which can be replanted. Timber is used for many things. It is used for construction purposes and to make paper and it is also used for firewood.
Fish are a renewable resource because they can reproduce. Canada uses fish for a source food, to make fish oil, and as a fertilizer. If the all of the fish are killed for food, the grizzly bears will have no food and all of the fish will die from being killed by humans and the grizzly bears will also die from starvation.
There can be a major problem if Canada uses too much timber. If Canada cuts down all of the trees for timber, then the trees will not be able to grow back as rapidly as they were cut down. There will be a chain reaction if all of the trees are cut down and they cannot grow back, first, the trees are used by many animals as a place to live. If the trees are cut down then this will drive all of the animals away because they do not have a home. After all of the animals are driven away then people will not be able to hunt because there are no animals to kill and sell. This will make parts of Canada not be able to sell goods to other areas for a source of income. Other areas that were used to getting goods imported from Canada will not be able to sell the same clothing in stores because Canada is not able to give the goods to them making the sales in the store possibly plummet.
Why Can't Canada
Cut down all of the
By: Saket Thakrar (Public Relations/Environmental Policy Expert),
Ronnie Milor (Environmental Biologist),
Tony Shi (Geologist).
Slowing Down on Natural Resource Collection
If Canada takes all of the natural resources from the environment then there will be a big problem. If there is no oil, then there will be no fuel. If there is no trees, then there will be no animals or construction tools, etc. Canada needs to thrive, but the environment also needs to thrive. If Canada moderates how much they hunt and how many natural resources that they take from the environment, they can sell and gain money while the renewable resources can reproduce and then there will also be other trees to cut down because if Canada doesn't take one of the natural resource there will be a lot left over for them to take. If Canada moderates their natural resource collecting, then they can be successful as well as the environment. In addition to that, the federal government of Canada needs to add some new regulations in obtaining resources, such as non-renewable resources and hydropower in Canada. The federal government should collect taxes for obtaining some non-renewable resources such as gold, iron, copper, lead, rare earth materials, and natural gas. There should even be private lands in where only the owners can mine others cannot. Therefore, this would reduce the amount of resources mined. Copper waste should not be dumped in the Pacific Ocean and therefore, should be placed wisely. Since the federal government is limited in making laws for hydropower, the amount of hydropower distributed equally should be reduced because it is causing many difficulties in building. Lastly, this would improve Canada’s environment.
Hydroelectric power is a renewable natural resource since it comes from running water. Hydroelectric power is obtained from running water such as Niagara Falls and is used to generate electricity. The negative impact of producing hydroelectric power is that when bodies of water such as rivers are dammed the water builds up algae and weeds which can crowd the underwater animal and plant life.
Vein of gold in the drift wall at Red Lake Mine
Oil is a nonrenewable, liquid resource because it replenishes after a long period of time. There are many uses for oil. Oil can be used as a source of fuel for different forms of transportation. Oil has many other uses that are very helpful and that people use daily. Oil can also have a very negative effect on the environment. Oil is used in fuel such as gasoline which pollutes the air. Also, if oil is spilled into the ocean like it has many times before then this will harm the animals and kill many of them.
Oil spill in Canada
Natural gas is a non renewable resource because it does not replenish in a sufficient rate. Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed when buried plants, gases, and animals are exposed to heat and pressure which takes thousands of years. Canada is the world's fourth largest natural gas producer. A lot of the natural gas that Canada obtains is imported to the U.S. Natural gas is used for cooking, heating, and electricity generation. Natural gas is a reliable energy choice for buildings and communities, power generation, and transportation. Natural gas is a cleaner source of energy than most fossil fuels but still isn't a very clean alternative. Wells of natural gas give off methane and pollutes the atmosphere.
Map of uranium in Canada
Policies/laws in regards to obtaining renewable resources
“Timber Regulations” are regulations, created from the government, allowing not to cut or remove timber. The public has an important role to play in conserving and protecting natural resources.
Environment Canada contributes in conserving and protecting wildlife and their habitat by adding more wildlife legislatives and regulations. This will be involved through education and awareness to advance this program.
The federal government of Canada improves the fisheries management, which includes using better technology, and collecting tax dollars from fishers.
The federal government is limited in improving the use of hydroelectricity because it is evenly distributed across Canada.
Policies/laws in regards to obtaining nonrenewable resources
Ministers in Canada have decided that the basic policy will be ensuring a level of resident ownership in uranium-mining properties of at least 51 per cent named The Investment Canada Act.
Gold, iron, copper, lead:
Mining resources such as gold, iron, copper and lead are given access and priority over people’s land which includes their private property.
The federal government collects corporate income tax from oil companies.
Prices reflecting economic factors, including transmission and transportation costs are established within the market.
Iron is a nonrenewable resource because there is only a finite amount of it and cannot be regenerated. Iron ore is a common metal and is found in the earth's crust. Iron was one of the first minerals found that is a resource. Iron ore can be smelted to get the iron out, which can also be casted which are used for making many different products, such as cast iron skillets. Negative impacts include erosion, mine dumps, and contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by chemicals from mining processes.