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English Research Links

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Q3.1 CAN – The Canadian Encyclopedia provides insight into Canada’s transportation history, highlighting the five principal modes of transport used in Canada: Link 1 L1

CAN – Learn more about the history and current state of pipelines in Canada: Link 2 L1

CAN – From the Government of Canada, here’s a look at the primary modes of transportation people can use to get around: Link 3 L1


Q3.2 INT – Learn more about some of the environmental impacts from freight transport. Page 21 discusses the impact of the trucking industry. Link 4 L1

INT – Here’s a more in depth look at the environmental impacts of Rail Transportation: Link 5 L2

INT –  Aviation is growing faster than any other transport sector. Learn about when and how emissions leave aircraft engines: Link 6 L2

CAN – Take an in depth look into environmental considerations of pipelines: Link 7 L2

INT-US – Find out more about the environmental impact of the marine transport industry: Link 8 L2



Q3.3 INT-US – Let’s take a look at the impact of the ingredients of air pollution from transportation: Link 9 L2

INT – This video provides further insight into the toxins released from vehicles Link 10 L1


Q3.4 CAN – Forcing oil out of sands comes at great costs. See here what they are: Link 11 L2

CAN – H2Oil is a documentary telling the stories of those fighting against the tar sands in Alberta and those that have been directly affected by them. The trailer does a good job of summarizing the issues: Link 12 (2:10) L1

CAN – Take a look at how the oil sands industry impacts the land, water and air: Link 13(5:03) L1


Q3.5 US – From How Stuff Works, here’s a list of their Top 10 Alternative Transportation Methods that can help reduce your transportation footprint: Link 14 L1

INT – Here are some ways to help your community collectively reduce their carbon footprint: Link 15 L1

INT – Take a look at how and why reducing food miles can be a great way to reduce our transportation footprint: Link 16 L1


Helpful Optional Links

INT – What kind of carbon footprint are you leaving on the environment? Try out this handy carbon footprint calculator. When they ask if you fly within Europe, replace that to within North America. Is your footprint what you expected? Do you need more than one planet to support yourself? Link 17 L1

CAN-BC – In many places you can get around by walking, biking or using transit. You can also sign up for a “car-share” for when you feel a car is needed. We know we need to cut back on the amount North Americans are driving – imagine how many cars we can take off the road by simply sharing vehicles! If you live in a city, check out car co-ops in your area. Here are two common car-shares, using slightly different models: Link 18 L2 or Link 19 L2

INT-US – Here is a short tutorial on tuning up your bike for the spring. Give your bike some attention and hit the road! Link 20 (5:47) L1

INT-US – Here is a picture essay to represent climate change impacts: Link 21 (3:57) L1

INT – Satish Kumar discusses the real cause of climate change and what should be done: Link 22 (3:51) L2

INT – Here in Canada we are extracting oil in an intensive way and this feeds our transportation and consumption needs, The Washington Postreports: Link 23 (5:04) L2


Stakeholder Links

CAN – Here's a look at why some Indigenous groups feel few people are listening to their concerns on environmental contamination and health problems related to the Oil sandsStakeholder 1 L1


Current Events

CAN - 2017 June 8th - BC Local News - With the new NDP-Green deal, we can be sure to expect substantial spending on new rapid transit lines, more buses and replacement of the Pattullo Bridge: Event 1

INT – 2016 February 29th Construction Review Online  “First solar powered airport in South Africa opens” This one of a kind airport in Africa is paving the way for South Africa’s Green Economy Strategy to be a low-carbon, high efficiency country: Event 2

INT – 2014 June 12th - The Bloomberg  “Why Elon Musk Just Opened Tesla’s Patents to His Biggest Rival” Elon Musk CEO of Tesla, a international electric car manufacturer has released the patents to his electric vehicle technology in hopes of encouraging more companies to begin building electric cars: Event 3

CAN – 2015 June 2nd - CBC News “Voters say NO to new Metro Vancouver tax, transit improvements” 61% of voters said no to a new tax that would help fund over $75 million in transit improvements across Metro Vancouver. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson who championed the plan says “there is no Plan B”: Event 4

CAN – 2015 June 1st - Business Vancouver  “Market slowly plugging into the advantages of electric vehicles” There are financial benefits to consider over the life of your vehicle when thinking about going electric and this has become a big part of marketing these vehicles: Event 5

CAN – 2015 Jul 2nd - CBC News “Transit referendum: Voters say No to new Metro Vancouver tax, transit improvements” Climate change experts and environmental groups are looking to the Metro Vancouver Transit referendum as a strategy for lowering BC’s greenhouse gas emissions: Event 6

CAN – 2018 March 27 - Global News “B.C. fails to be on track for 2020 greenhouse gas emission target: audit”: Event 7

Liens de Recherche en Français

Ces liens informeront vos Questions de Recherche et vos Réflexions Critiques 

CAN - Le transport est l’une des plus grandes causes de notre empreinte carbone.  À travers ce lien, tu analyseras les problèmes actuels causés par les transports et des moyens par lesquels nous pouvons réduire l’usage des autos pour nous déplacer. Lien 1 

CAN – Apprenez quel est l’impact des automobiles sur l’environnement! L2 Lien 2

INT – Quelles sont les sources de CO2? L1  Lien 3

CAN – Découvrez comment réduire votre empreinte écologique! L1 Lien 4

CAN – Prenez connaissance de l’exploitation des sables bitumineux en Alberta! L2 Lien 5

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