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  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X20050008657
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    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-X20050068759
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    Zero tillage is a relatively recent innovation on Canadadian farms however, it may not always be suitable for all crop and soil conditions. Zero till practices matched appropriately to crop and field conditions have the potential to reduce agriculture's impacts on the environment and lower energy and labour costs. The main sources of data are from Statistics Canada's 2001 Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS) and the 2001 Census of Agriculture.

    Release date: 2005-11-21

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050037842
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    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: 11-010-X20050057894
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    The share of resources in our value-added exports is greater than in gross exports, because they use fewer imported inputs than manufactured goods.

    Release date: 2005-05-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2005023
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    This study examines the increase of energy consumption in Canada, in the provinces and the northern territories between 1990 and 2003. The increase is compared with the consumption of energy per capita and the economic activity. The energy types examined are refined petroleum products (motor gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil), natural gas, coal and electricity.

    Release date: 2005-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 21-021-M2005001
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    Grazing Management in Canada presents information on various characteristics of livestock grazing management as practised on Canadian farms. Canadian farmers are actively involved in environmental initiatives and are adopting farming practices that minimize pollution risks to air, water and soil, while contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. The FEMS results presented here provide an overview of grazing practices. However, management practices that could be protective or detrimental to the environment and that relate to grazing systems are much broader than those included in this bulletin. Further, regional differences in climate and soil quality mean that there is no "optimal" or "correct" grazing practice that is applicable throughout the whole country or even within an individual province.

    In this paper, discussion focuses on farms with grazing cattle that derive 51% or more of their gross farm receipts from either beef or dairy production. Results show that grazing management practice varies by region of Canada and by farm size.

    Release date: 2005-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 21-006-X2005001
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    This bulletin examines the trends in agricultural and non-agricultural land use across Canada from 1951-2001. The analysis updates the earlier reports by Hofmann(2001) and Statistics Canada (2001).

    Release date: 2005-01-31

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