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  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201400014117
    Description:

    The 2014 article “Agriculture in Canada” gathers together a variety of statistics describing agriculture from the perspective of ecosystem goods and services.

    The article addresses the ecological infrastructure supporting agricultural activity (Section 2), ecosystem goods and services from agriculture (Section 3), the main beneficiaries of these goods and services (Section 4) and the environmental impacts and management activities associated with agriculture (Section 5). Section 6 provides an example to illustrate how agricultural information can be integrated into a system of environmental accounts that follow international guidelines being developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Section 7 concludes with a short listing of areas requiring further research.

    Release date: 2014-11-13

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201200011679
    Description:

    This analytical article 'Waste management in Canada' gathers together a variety of statistics describing the generation and management of different types of waste. The report starts with an overview of waste generation in Canada (Section 2). The remaining sections cover solid waste (Section 3), wastewater discharges (Section 4), and air emissions (Section 5) in greater detail.

    Release date: 2012-06-05

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201100011438
    Description:

    This analytical article "Economy and the environment", provides information on the relationship between Canada's economy and environment. The report starts with a discussion of how the economy and the environment can be linked in conceptual terms (Section 2). It then presents Canada's environment in the international context (Section 3). Sections 4, 5 and 6 highlight Canada's endowment of natural resources and underlines their role in our economy with statistics on timber, energy, minerals, land and fresh water. Section 7 focuses on the flow of materials and energy between the economy and the environment with statistics on the intensity of energy use and resulting greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, Section 8 presents a selection of statistics on what households, businesses and governments are doing to reduce their impact on the environment.

    Release date: 2011-06-28

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100111420
    Description:

    The Fescue Grassland ecoregion profile is the sixth in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as statistics on selected socio-economic characteristics of the region.

    Release date: 2011-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201000411374
    Description:

    The Manitoulin-Lake Simcoe ecoregion profile is the fifth in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as statistics on selected socio-economic characteristics of the region.

    Release date: 2010-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201000311347
    Description:

    The Îes-de-la-Madeleine ecoregion profile is the fourth in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as statistics on selected socio-economic characteristics of the region.

    Release date: 2010-09-22

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201000211285
    Description:

    The St-Laurent Lowlands ecoregion profile is the third in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as selected statistics on the changing socio-economy in the region.

    Release date: 2010-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200900411031
    Description:

    The Lower Mainland ecoregion profile is the first in an upcoming series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as selected statistics on the changing socio-economy in the region. This ecoregion will be the site for many of the activities associated with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

    Release date: 2009-12-09

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X200900010878
    Description:

    The feature article, Food in Canada, begins with a brief historical perspective on fishing and farming in Canada and moves on to explore the impact of the food system on the economy, environment and society. It illustrates how the contribution of the food system to gross domestic product and employment has shifted over the past forty years, and investigates the impact of primary food production on land, water, air and climate. The article concludes with a characterization of what is on the Canadian table, and the greenhouse gas emissions and energy-use associated with household food purchases.

    Release date: 2009-06-09

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200800210625
    Description:

    Data from the Census are mapped by ecozone, showing how Canada's population changed from 1981 to 2006.

    Release date: 2008-06-25

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700310457
    Description:

    Data from the Census are mapped, showing how Canada's population changed from 1981 to 2006.

    Release date: 2007-12-10

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X20060009515
    Description:

    Our vast transportation system - roads, railways, airports, ports and vehicles - provides people and businesses with services that are fundamental to our standard of living and well-being.

    At the same time, transportation is a concern to Canadians from an environmental perspective. From greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from burning fossil fuels to the fragmentation of wildlife habitat by transportation infrastructure, transportation activities impact the environment locally and globally.

    This article examines transportation activity in Canada and its environmental impacts - and the efforts of governments, businesses and citizens to help mitigate them - by painting a statistical portrait of Transportation in Canada.

    Release date: 2006-11-09

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050037842
    Description:

    For the purposes of this study, eight environmental management systems (EMSs) were considered: whole farm environmental plan; manure management plan; fertilizer management plan; pesticide management plan; water management plan; wildlife conservation plan; grazing management plan, and nutrient management plan.

    The information on the use of farm environmental plans was obtained from the Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS) conducted in 2001 by Statistics Canada and sponsored in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

    Release date: 2005-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X20040007444
    Description:

    Canadians live in a vast country with an abundance of energy resources. This natural resource wealth has played an important role in our economy, enabling us to meet our own energy needs and at the same time become one of the world's leading exporters of energy.

    Canadians are concerned aboutthe supply of energy and available alternativesthe impacts of energy use on the environmentgovernment action to address energy-related issues.

    This article creates a statistical portrait of Canada's energy resources to examine these concerns.

    Release date: 2004-10-27

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X20030006667
    Description:

    Water is a basic necessity of life: access to clean water in sufficient quantity is an integral part of our well-being. It has had a strong influence on Canada's development as a country and remains a precious part of our natural resource wealth.

    While Canadians live in a country with a plentiful supply of fresh water, they are also concerned about a number of water-related issues. These include the availability, distribution, use and quality of water, as well as the controls placed on water usage. This article examines these issues by creating a statistical portrait of Canada's fresh water resources.

    Release date: 2003-12-03

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X19980034006
    Description:

    This study concentrates on the St. Lawrence River Valley, highlighting how the storm was dealt with and its aftermath.

    Release date: 1998-12-14

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  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201400014117
    Description:

    The 2014 article “Agriculture in Canada” gathers together a variety of statistics describing agriculture from the perspective of ecosystem goods and services.

    The article addresses the ecological infrastructure supporting agricultural activity (Section 2), ecosystem goods and services from agriculture (Section 3), the main beneficiaries of these goods and services (Section 4) and the environmental impacts and management activities associated with agriculture (Section 5). Section 6 provides an example to illustrate how agricultural information can be integrated into a system of environmental accounts that follow international guidelines being developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Section 7 concludes with a short listing of areas requiring further research.

    Release date: 2014-11-13

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201200011679
    Description:

    This analytical article 'Waste management in Canada' gathers together a variety of statistics describing the generation and management of different types of waste. The report starts with an overview of waste generation in Canada (Section 2). The remaining sections cover solid waste (Section 3), wastewater discharges (Section 4), and air emissions (Section 5) in greater detail.

    Release date: 2012-06-05

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201100011438
    Description:

    This analytical article "Economy and the environment", provides information on the relationship between Canada's economy and environment. The report starts with a discussion of how the economy and the environment can be linked in conceptual terms (Section 2). It then presents Canada's environment in the international context (Section 3). Sections 4, 5 and 6 highlight Canada's endowment of natural resources and underlines their role in our economy with statistics on timber, energy, minerals, land and fresh water. Section 7 focuses on the flow of materials and energy between the economy and the environment with statistics on the intensity of energy use and resulting greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, Section 8 presents a selection of statistics on what households, businesses and governments are doing to reduce their impact on the environment.

    Release date: 2011-06-28

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100111420
    Description:

    The Fescue Grassland ecoregion profile is the sixth in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as statistics on selected socio-economic characteristics of the region.

    Release date: 2011-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201000411374
    Description:

    The Manitoulin-Lake Simcoe ecoregion profile is the fifth in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as statistics on selected socio-economic characteristics of the region.

    Release date: 2010-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201000311347
    Description:

    The Îes-de-la-Madeleine ecoregion profile is the fourth in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as statistics on selected socio-economic characteristics of the region.

    Release date: 2010-09-22

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201000211285
    Description:

    The St-Laurent Lowlands ecoregion profile is the third in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as selected statistics on the changing socio-economy in the region.

    Release date: 2010-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200900411031
    Description:

    The Lower Mainland ecoregion profile is the first in an upcoming series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as selected statistics on the changing socio-economy in the region. This ecoregion will be the site for many of the activities associated with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

    Release date: 2009-12-09

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X200900010878
    Description:

    The feature article, Food in Canada, begins with a brief historical perspective on fishing and farming in Canada and moves on to explore the impact of the food system on the economy, environment and society. It illustrates how the contribution of the food system to gross domestic product and employment has shifted over the past forty years, and investigates the impact of primary food production on land, water, air and climate. The article concludes with a characterization of what is on the Canadian table, and the greenhouse gas emissions and energy-use associated with household food purchases.

    Release date: 2009-06-09

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200800210625
    Description:

    Data from the Census are mapped by ecozone, showing how Canada's population changed from 1981 to 2006.

    Release date: 2008-06-25

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700310457
    Description:

    Data from the Census are mapped, showing how Canada's population changed from 1981 to 2006.

    Release date: 2007-12-10

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X20060009515
    Description:

    Our vast transportation system - roads, railways, airports, ports and vehicles - provides people and businesses with services that are fundamental to our standard of living and well-being.

    At the same time, transportation is a concern to Canadians from an environmental perspective. From greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from burning fossil fuels to the fragmentation of wildlife habitat by transportation infrastructure, transportation activities impact the environment locally and globally.

    This article examines transportation activity in Canada and its environmental impacts - and the efforts of governments, businesses and citizens to help mitigate them - by painting a statistical portrait of Transportation in Canada.

    Release date: 2006-11-09

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050037842
    Description:

    For the purposes of this study, eight environmental management systems (EMSs) were considered: whole farm environmental plan; manure management plan; fertilizer management plan; pesticide management plan; water management plan; wildlife conservation plan; grazing management plan, and nutrient management plan.

    The information on the use of farm environmental plans was obtained from the Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS) conducted in 2001 by Statistics Canada and sponsored in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

    Release date: 2005-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X20040007444
    Description:

    Canadians live in a vast country with an abundance of energy resources. This natural resource wealth has played an important role in our economy, enabling us to meet our own energy needs and at the same time become one of the world's leading exporters of energy.

    Canadians are concerned aboutthe supply of energy and available alternativesthe impacts of energy use on the environmentgovernment action to address energy-related issues.

    This article creates a statistical portrait of Canada's energy resources to examine these concerns.

    Release date: 2004-10-27

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X20030006667
    Description:

    Water is a basic necessity of life: access to clean water in sufficient quantity is an integral part of our well-being. It has had a strong influence on Canada's development as a country and remains a precious part of our natural resource wealth.

    While Canadians live in a country with a plentiful supply of fresh water, they are also concerned about a number of water-related issues. These include the availability, distribution, use and quality of water, as well as the controls placed on water usage. This article examines these issues by creating a statistical portrait of Canada's fresh water resources.

    Release date: 2003-12-03

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X19980034006
    Description:

    This study concentrates on the St. Lawrence River Valley, highlighting how the storm was dealt with and its aftermath.

    Release date: 1998-12-14

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