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Pollution and Climate Change
This sub-section examines the effects of air pollution on forests and of greenhouse gases on climate, the danger of insecticides for birds and human health, and the pollutants in our rivers.
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Children Playing on Farmland
2001, production : Sylvie Dauphinais
When pesticides are applied to fields, the chemicals drift...
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Landfill Garbage, Vancouver
1999, production : D. Demille
The massive quantities of garbage at landfills result in...
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Seagulls
1999
A large flock of sea gulls squawk, creating a cacophony of...
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Eiders at the Shoreline
1999, production : Robert J. Long
All water birds are affected by the long-term effects of...
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Did you know?
In 2000, in Walkerton, Ontario, seven people died and 2,500 became ill due to waterborne pathogens that originated from a contaminated well and entered their drinking water.

Environment Canada. "Threats to sources of drinking water and aquatic system heath in Canada." National Water Research Institute Scientific Assessment Report Series No. 1., Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Canada, 2001. Burlington, Ontario.