Canada’s boreal forest spans across the most easterly part of Newfoundland and Labrador to the far reaches of Yukon, making it one of the world’s largest carbon sinks and is home to an abundance of wildlife species. According to an article written by Ainslie Cruickshank, reporter for the Toronto Star, called ‘U.S. environmental group raises alarm on clear-cutting in boreal forest’, details that Canada’s logging industry has significantly increased net total of carbon emissions equivalent to 5.5 million car emissions annually.
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The WWF is pushing Transport Canada; an organization that controls access to the Arctic Northwest Passage (NWP), to enforce new international shipping regulations that would significantly benefit the Canadian Arctic. The threat of a large oil spill in the Arctic would pose catastrophic outcomes for not only the pristine Canadian Arctic, but also the thousands of northern community residents that rely on these waters for survival.
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