Implications of Development on the Northern Environment This paper looks at the implications of development upon the northern environment. Even someone who is not well-versed in the matter can quickly apprehend that there are certain undeniable problems associated with resource development in the Canadian north. Those problems or negative implications can be defined as follows: the destruction of natural habitat frequented by native wildlife; the pollution of streams and rivers that house local marine species and that nourish local wildlife; and the spread of effluents into the natural habitat that end up compromising the health of local residents through poisoned drinking water or through the presence of elevated levels of carcinogenic...The end:
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