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The Canadian Shield: Climate  Student Centre


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Acid Rain

Have you heard about acid rain? Acid rain is a serious pollution problem. It is threatening many parts of the Canadian Shield. You can learn the facts about acid rain at this Web site. Find out what causes it and what is being done to stop it. At the Kids' Corner, you can find easy-to-understand explanations about pH levels and the effect acid rain has on the environment and even people. You can even try some activities and experiments.

Ice Roads

The climate of the Canadian Shield is cold-so cold, in fact, that some places build special ice roads in the winter. Where do they build these roads? Why do they need to build them? Find the answers to these questions at this Web site. You can also find a map showing ice roads in the Northwest Territories. You can even find out how you can take a trip along one of these roads.