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Susannah Bunce

thJuly 15 lecture 10 GGRA03H3NotesGovernment assessment subsidies on HOV laneshigh occupancy vehicle lanes Minster proposed idea that if you drive hybrid you can drive by yourself in car pool lanes but this will have a conservation rebound effect and therefore will act as disincentivethe real problem is life style not technology Electric vehicle run 50 electricity by coalburning coal than gasoline is much worsewill need electric powering stations more coalmore PC smogPer capita age of carbonwhat really countsSUVs are ok if they hold 78 peoplemore efficient Bus by itself is bad street cars use less fuel but hold more people Motorcycles not allowed in HOV lanes but they are more efficient bc of its fuel efficiencyalso made from less materialonly 400 pounds Wetlands are important for reducing flooding so it is bad to build homes on wetlandsGreenbelt plan protected land To accommodate 3 million more people in southern ON using low density sprawl model you need twice the existing area of Toronto Low density model is not allowed in Holland Swiss land is protected in most western European countries Many municipalities in are negligent of protected sprawl because they make money from converting farm landMississauga was primes agricultural land by now there is no agricultural land only 7 natural habitat mainly on credit river Non native alien species are problem 1 removing habitat 2 replacing native species with nonnative species Need protection and to improve land left based on common principlesNorway maple weed displaced native speciesthis invasive species is replacing the native red maple tree
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