Transboundary pollution

Major pollution events affecting more than one country – Description, consequences of and responses.

Transboundary pollution: This is any type of pollution which spreads across more than one country. Acid rain is a classic example of a transboundary pollution because it can be blown anywhere by the wind. See below for case study material.

1. Acid Rain

2. Chernobyl nuclear accident

3. Chinese air pollution in Japan

Environmental Awareness

The role of Greenpeace in fostering improved environmental management.

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Greenpeace France nuclear action prompts security alert – BBC article

Greenpeace activists close down BP stations in London – BBC article

Greenpeace Plan to build Fortress on HEathrow runway site – Guardian article

Greenpeace’s role in the BP Deepwater Oil Spill:

Greenpeace: FAQs About the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill [16 June 2010]

Greenpeace: Free “print & play” game: Big Oil Vs Greenpeace to save the Arctic [15 December 2010]

Greenpeace and the Electronics Industry [How have they promoted environmental management?]

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Greenpeace: Guide to Greener Electronics

Greenpeace: Guide to Greener Electronics Campaign Timeline

Exam style question:

Explain how global interactions can foster environmental awareness. [10 marks]

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