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Local air pollution sources and Canadian national parks

Local air pollution sources and Canadian national parks

an ecozone focussed summary

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Published by Parks Canada, [Atlantic Region] in [Halifax, N.S.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National parks and reserves -- Environmental aspects -- Canada,
  • Air -- Pollution -- Canada,
  • Air quality management -- Canada

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSources locales de pollution atmosphérique et les parcs nationaux du Canada :
    StatementRWDI West Inc. ... [et al.] = Les sources locales de pollution atmosphérique et les parcs nationaux du Canada : sommaire par écozone / RWDI West Inc. ... [et al.].
    SeriesParks Canada - ecosystem science review reports = Parcs Canada - rapports en matière de sciences des écosystèmes -- 20, Parks Canada - ecosystem science review reports -- rept. 20.
    ContributionsParks Canada. Atlantic Region., RWDI West Inc.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 85 p. :
    Number of Pages85
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14549869M
    ISBN 100662404041
    ISBN 109780662404040
    OCLC/WorldCa60957638

    CRC Press released a new book by E&S president, Timothy Sullivan, on “Air Pollution and it’s Impacts on U.S. National Parks”. The book represents the culmination of many years of research conducted by E&S for the National Park Service. Global Sources of Local Pollution examines the impact of the long-range transport of four key air pollutants (ozone, particulate matter, mercury, and persistent organic pollutants) on air quality and pollutant deposition in the United States. It also explores the environmental impacts of U.S. emissions on other parts of the world.

    Canadian perspectives on air pollution / by J. Hilborn and M. Still.: En/E. In this State of the Environment report, we discuss the causes of some of these local and atmospheric air pollution problems, as well as their general effects on both human health and the environment. We then detail the sources, emissions, levels, and.   In reality, they suffer from the same air pollution issues that major metropolitan areas do. In a study, the NPCA found that 85% of parks occasionally had air that was unhealthy to breathe, while in 88% of parks, air pollution was "damaging sensitive species and habitats." In , the report found, four parks—Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Joshua.

      Canadians have long been concerned about the state of our air quality and the belief that air pollution is a major problem seems to be widespread. This publication examines the evolution of air quality in Canada from the s onward and looks at how the current state of air quality compares to the stringent standards established by Canadian.   The groups, as the Environmental Protection Agency has as well, tied almost all of the air pollution from sources outside park boundaries — particularly coal-fired power plants, cars and.


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Most air pollution, harmful gases and particles in the air, affecting national parks is created outside park boundaries. Types of Sources. There are four main types of air pollution sources: mobile sources – such as cars, buses, planes, trucks, and trains ; stationary sources – such as power plants, oil refineries, industrial facilities.

Get this from a library. Local air pollution sources and Canadian national parks: an ecozone focussed summary. [Parks Canada. Atlantic Region.; RWDI Inc.;]. Air quality in parks can be as bad – or worse – than in some major cities due to emissions from outdated coal plants and other sources of pollution.

While progress has been made in reducing air pollution in national parks, pollution still damages air quality in all parks, most often during the busy summer season.

WASHINGTON – A new analysis, released today by National Parks Conservation Association, shows that every one of the 48 national parks with the greatest Clean Air Act protections are plagued by significant air pollution problems and climate change fact, air quality in parks can be as bad – or worse – than in some major cities due to emissions from outdated coal plants and.

"Poor air quality in national parks is disturbing & unacceptable. Nearly every single one of our + parks is plagued by air pollution. If we don’t take immediate action to combat this, the Author: Mark Kaufman. Air pollution is a mix of particles and gases that can reach harmful concentrations both outside and indoors.

Its effects can range from higher disease risks to rising temperatures. Unhealthy air that may pose negative effects on health was observed at parks, 87 of which exhibited ozone levels of significant concern. Similarly, a study found that many national parks had similar ozone values to 20 of the largest major cities in the U.S.

between and For example, Northern California's Sequoia National Park compared to Los Angeles for days when the air. Inthe U.S. Interior Department Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks recommended that air pollution permitting authorities in five neighboring states not issue permits for new major pollution sources within miles of the park unless measures are taken to prevent increasing impacts on park resources.

Data for the black carbon indicator, a component of PMcome from Canada's Black Carbon Emissions Inventory and are reported for by source at the national level.

Facility data for local air pollutant emissions reported in interactive maps come from the National Pollutant Release Inventory and are available for the years to Air pollution can significantly hurt the quality of soil and water resources.

When we pollute our air, we are also polluting the precipitation that falls into water bodies and soils. This is an overarching concern given that soil and water are cornerstones to all life on earth, as they provide the homes for most organisms and many of the nutrients, minerals and elements that are essential for.

A new study in Science Advances shows the importance of clean air regulations to prevent air pollution from reaching national parks.

The study found that, between andozone concentrations in 33 of the largest and most visited national parks were statistically indistinguishable from the ozone concentrations in the 20 largest U.S.

cities. Some parks are far removed from development, yet they are still polluted. This is true of Yellowstone National Park, where the primary source of pollution is park visitors. In the winter, snowmobiles emit toxic air pollutants, such as the VOCs benzene and toluene, plus CO and methane.

Winter inversions trap pollutants, further impacting air. Adverse health consequences to air pollution can occur as a result of short- or long-term exposure. The pollutants with the strongest evidence of health effects are particulate matter (PM), ozone (O 3), nitrogen dioxide (NO 2) and sulphur dioxide (SO 2).

Although most emissions of ambient air pollution are from local or regional sources, under certain atmospheric conditions air pollution can. Any combustion sources inside is a potential sources of indoor air pollution. Appliances that burn, for example, oil, gas, kerosene, coal, or wood need to be maintained in top working order.

Gaseous and particulate pollution can also come from chimneys and flues that are improperly installed or maintained and cracked furnace heat exchangers.

The development of national parks also illustrates the difference between early American and Canadian conservation action. For example, the first American national park —Yellowstone — was created inwhile the first Canadian national park — Banff — wasn’t formed until Moreover, the purpose of Banff (as well as Yoho and Glacier national parks, both created in ) was more.

Introduction. Clean air policies and innovations in automotive, power generation, and industrial technologies have substantially improved air quality in the United States of America and other high-income countries [].These efforts were largely motivated by the evidence on the health hazards of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM ) [2–7].

Air pollution levels are "definitely too high for the public" near major roadways in Canadian cities — especially at rush hour and in winter — and poorly maintained diesel trucks are largely. We can most effectively reduce pollution that comes from our own behaviours and activities.

Canadian governments, along with industry, non-government organizations, and individuals are all taking action and doing their part to reduce emissions of harmful air pollutants from human sources. The challenge is to balance the needs of Canadians for.

According to the National Park Service, pollution in national parks can come from many sources, including power plants, industrial sources, vehicle emissions and wildfires.

The National Parks Conservation Association published a page report last week about air pollution in U.S. National Parks. Like so much environment-related news these days, the. This edition of Health matters focuses on air pollution and discusses how local authorities, supported by national policies, have an important role in assessing and improving local air.

Assess if the air pollution is due to local or more distant regional sources such as Canadian tar sands development Track the change in air quality in the national parks over time Air.

According to AP, "the only way" to improve the park's air quality is to clean up the air throughout the entire San Joaquin air basin, "something that so far has proved elusive given the myriad sources of pollution."The National Park Conservation Association's Emily Schrepf said, "Ozone levels here are comparable to urban settings such as LA.