Posts Tagged ‘Coal’

Stop Coal Exports

Greenpeace has put out this great video to encourage people to stop coal exports. This is American campaign but could easily be directed towards Canadians as well.  Coal is Bad for Americans,and bad for Canadians, therefore it is bad for everyone, no matter what shore they live on! Learn about this “Coal Conspiracy” who will benefit, and who takes the risks.

Black Carbon

from Ecojustice Canada

Soot, also known as “Black Carbon” is a major contributor to pollution around the world. Soot is microscopic airborne particles that are redeposited reeking havoc on the ecosystem and  causes major problems in the Arctic.  Soot comes from diesel engines, industrial smokestacks and residential cooking and heating stoves.

When black carbon falls on snow and ice, it reduces reflectivity and speeds up melting, the absorption of sunlight by soot heats the atmosphere. In addition to faster melting ice, many respiratory problems have been directly linked to pollution caused by soot.

Tighter regulations on soot producing practices around the world are needed.  Visit StopSoot.Ca to find out more about what can be done to curb the amount of soot in the atmosphere.

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