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  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201600014361
    Description:

    The article "The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas" provides an analysis of land cover and land use change in Canada's largest cities. It focuses on the change in built-up area, arable land and natural and semi-natural land in and around CMAs from 1971 to 2011. The report includes CMA-specific geographical profiles that include tables, charts and maps as well as links to a wealth of other relevant information.

    The June 2016 update includes the addition of spatial data files (ArcGIS®, file extension: .shp) for each CMA that can be downloaded from the HTML version of the publication.

    Release date: 2016-03-22

  • 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-X201300011875
    Description:

    The article "Measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada" presents preliminary results achieved through a two-year interdepartmental project to develop experimental ecosystem accounts and the required statistical infrastructure. It provides an overview of ecosystem accounting and valuation and presents several measures of the quantity and quality of ecosystems and ecosystem goods and services (EGS). These measures focus on land cover, human landscape modification, ecosystem potential of the boreal forest, biomass extraction, marine and coastal EGS, and wetland EGS. The report also includes a case study on the Thousand Islands National Park exploring monetary valuation of EGS and concludes with a research agenda for future work on this topic.

    Release date: 2013-11-29

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100311549
    Description:

    Canada is endowed with substantial reserves of natural resources, from energy and minerals in the ground to accessible stands of timber in forests. This article provides a brief overview of recent trends in Canada's natural resource wealth, which reflects the current dollar value of selected natural resource reserves.

    Release date: 2011-09-20

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100111421
    Description:

    Operation and maintenance (O&M) costs associated with the acquisition and treatment of water will vary by treatment technology, annual production volumes and the type of source water processed. This study analyzes the data collected by the 2007 Survey of Drinking Water Plants to illustrate how O&M costs vary by these factors.

    Release date: 2011-03-23

  • 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: 16-201-X200700010542
    Description:

    The article "Climate Change in Canada" begins with an explanation of the science necessary to explore this topic. It continues to examine greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, investigating the driving forces behind those emissions and how those forces may have changed over time. It illustrates some of the impacts of climate change on our land, wildlife and peoples. The article concludes with a presentation of the activities that Canadians, industry and governments are undertaking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the changing climate, and also profiles some promising areas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future.

    Release date: 2008-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200800110540
    Description:

    Diverting organic waste is one way of reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfills. Materials such as food waste and leaf and yard trimmings are often composted at home using compost bins or they are collected curbside and processed at centralized composting facilities. The study examines composting in Canada using data from the Waste Management Industry Survey and the Households and the Environment Survey.

    Release date: 2008-03-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X200701110382
    Description:

    Exports to China in 2007 have risen faster than imports, reflecting its voracious appetite for resources. This has helped reduce Canada's dependence on US markets.

    Release date: 2007-11-08

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700110174
    Description:

    Access to recycling programs has improved since the mid-1990s and Canadian households are recycling larger quantities than ever before. The study also looks at factors affecting household recycling.

    Release date: 2007-07-13

  • 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: 16-201-X20050008657
    Description:

    Waste has always been a by-product of human activity. Indeed, all aspects of our lives - working, playing, eating - generate some form of waste. Managing it has been a challenge for millennia, more so since the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century gave rise to unprecedented industrialization and urbanization.Canadians are concerned today about many waste-related issues. These include:The generation of waste - how much garbage is produced in Canada, and is production going up or down? The impact of waste on the environment - has the way we deal with garbage changed over the years?What are governments and others doing to address these concerns?This article examines these issues by creating a statistical portrait of solid waste in Canada.

    Release date: 2005-12-02

  • 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

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  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201600014361
    Description:

    The article "The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas" provides an analysis of land cover and land use change in Canada's largest cities. It focuses on the change in built-up area, arable land and natural and semi-natural land in and around CMAs from 1971 to 2011. The report includes CMA-specific geographical profiles that include tables, charts and maps as well as links to a wealth of other relevant information.

    The June 2016 update includes the addition of spatial data files (ArcGIS®, file extension: .shp) for each CMA that can be downloaded from the HTML version of the publication.

    Release date: 2016-03-22

  • 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-X201300011875
    Description:

    The article "Measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada" presents preliminary results achieved through a two-year interdepartmental project to develop experimental ecosystem accounts and the required statistical infrastructure. It provides an overview of ecosystem accounting and valuation and presents several measures of the quantity and quality of ecosystems and ecosystem goods and services (EGS). These measures focus on land cover, human landscape modification, ecosystem potential of the boreal forest, biomass extraction, marine and coastal EGS, and wetland EGS. The report also includes a case study on the Thousand Islands National Park exploring monetary valuation of EGS and concludes with a research agenda for future work on this topic.

    Release date: 2013-11-29

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100311549
    Description:

    Canada is endowed with substantial reserves of natural resources, from energy and minerals in the ground to accessible stands of timber in forests. This article provides a brief overview of recent trends in Canada's natural resource wealth, which reflects the current dollar value of selected natural resource reserves.

    Release date: 2011-09-20

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100111421
    Description:

    Operation and maintenance (O&M) costs associated with the acquisition and treatment of water will vary by treatment technology, annual production volumes and the type of source water processed. This study analyzes the data collected by the 2007 Survey of Drinking Water Plants to illustrate how O&M costs vary by these factors.

    Release date: 2011-03-23

  • 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: 16-201-X200700010542
    Description:

    The article "Climate Change in Canada" begins with an explanation of the science necessary to explore this topic. It continues to examine greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, investigating the driving forces behind those emissions and how those forces may have changed over time. It illustrates some of the impacts of climate change on our land, wildlife and peoples. The article concludes with a presentation of the activities that Canadians, industry and governments are undertaking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the changing climate, and also profiles some promising areas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future.

    Release date: 2008-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200800110540
    Description:

    Diverting organic waste is one way of reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfills. Materials such as food waste and leaf and yard trimmings are often composted at home using compost bins or they are collected curbside and processed at centralized composting facilities. The study examines composting in Canada using data from the Waste Management Industry Survey and the Households and the Environment Survey.

    Release date: 2008-03-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X200701110382
    Description:

    Exports to China in 2007 have risen faster than imports, reflecting its voracious appetite for resources. This has helped reduce Canada's dependence on US markets.

    Release date: 2007-11-08

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700110174
    Description:

    Access to recycling programs has improved since the mid-1990s and Canadian households are recycling larger quantities than ever before. The study also looks at factors affecting household recycling.

    Release date: 2007-07-13

  • 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: 16-201-X20050008657
    Description:

    Waste has always been a by-product of human activity. Indeed, all aspects of our lives - working, playing, eating - generate some form of waste. Managing it has been a challenge for millennia, more so since the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century gave rise to unprecedented industrialization and urbanization.Canadians are concerned today about many waste-related issues. These include:The generation of waste - how much garbage is produced in Canada, and is production going up or down? The impact of waste on the environment - has the way we deal with garbage changed over the years?What are governments and others doing to address these concerns?This article examines these issues by creating a statistical portrait of solid waste in Canada.

    Release date: 2005-12-02

  • 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

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