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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: 16-002-X201500114132
    Description:

    This study uses the Trucking Commodity Origin and Destination Survey to examine the dangerous goods transported by the Canadian for-hire trucking industry from 2004 to 2012, focusing on tonnage, types of goods and average distances.

    Release date: 2015-02-11

  • 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-X201100211503
    Description:

    This study based on data from the 2009 Households and the Environment Survey, looks at the characteristics and usage of air conditioning systems and other methods of space cooling by Canadian households.

    Release date: 2011-06-22

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201000411372
    Description:

    Potable water of sufficient quality and in adequate quantities is fundamental to human health and the economy. This article examines temporal and geographic variations in drinking water production volumes.

    Release date: 2010-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201000011295
    Description:

    This analytical article "Freshwater Supply and Demand in Canada", provides information on Canada's freshwater supply as well as the demands placed on it. New research done within Statistics Canada is complimented by information from other sources, including other federal government departments, international bodies and scientific journals.

    Section 1 of this article compares Canada's renewable water resources to those of other countries, introduces key highlights and presents a short water primer. Section 2 quantifies Canada's renewable water resources (annual water yield), shows how water yield has changed from 1971 to 2004, and presents graphs of water yield by month for four regions of the country. Section 3 quantifies economic and residential water use in Canada and concludes with an analysis of the relationship between supply and demand. A glossary of terms used in the publication is available in Section 4.

    Release date: 2010-09-13

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200900210889
    Description:

    Canada's renewable water resources are mostly the result of rain and melted snow that flow over the ground, eventually reaching our rivers and lakes. This article describes the results of a new methodology producing consistent national estimates of Canada's total annual average water yield from 1971 to 2000.

    Release date: 2009-06-18

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200800210624
    Description:

    This study extends the trend analysis and builds upon the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) ground-level ozone indicator. It presents two additional population-weighted ground-level ozone concentration trends from 1990 to 2005.

    Release date: 2008-06-25

  • 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-X200800110541
    Description:

    Water is an essential input for crop and animal production. This article, based on the study "Estimation of Water Use in Canadian Agriculture in 2001", maps agricultural water use across the country.

    Release date: 2008-03-27

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700210338
    Description:

    Data from the Industrial Water Survey are mapped, showing how the cost of acquiring water varies across the country.

    Release date: 2007-09-26

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700210335
    Description:

    This article provides an analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from a demand perspective. The analysis is based on the greenhouse gas emissions accounts and input-output accounts produced at Statistics Canada. It shows that domestic requirements for goods and services led to 54% of Canadian industrial emissions, while production to satisfy exports accounted for the remaining 46%. Between 1990 and 2002, emissions associated with domestic demand grew slowly at 0.4% while those associated with the production of goods for export grew by 50%.

    Release date: 2007-09-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20050049126
    Description:

    Using the Survey of Household Facilities and Equipment and the Survey of Household Spending, this article shows that, since the 1940s, Canadians have rapidly adopted new energy sources for household heating. It then shows how these important changes have affected greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the residential sector in recent decades.

    Release date: 2006-03-21

  • 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: 16-201-X20020006407
    Description:

    For millennia, changes in the earth's atmosphere were the result of natural forces. Over the past century, however, these changes have escalated as a result of human activities-mainly unprecedented growth in global population and consumption of natural resources to increase industrial production-that degrade and destroy the forests and other vital ecosystems essential to atmospheric processes. Such human activities produce large quantities of substances that are released in the air, where over time they can overload natural processes and eventually reach harmful levels. The result is poor air quality in urban and rural areas around the world.

    This article addresses the following questions: What is the condition of our outdoor and indoor air? What effects does air quality have on our health and our environment? And what are governments and businesses doing to address air quality concerns?

    Release date: 2002-11-06

  • 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-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: 16-002-X201500114132
    Description:

    This study uses the Trucking Commodity Origin and Destination Survey to examine the dangerous goods transported by the Canadian for-hire trucking industry from 2004 to 2012, focusing on tonnage, types of goods and average distances.

    Release date: 2015-02-11

  • 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-X201100211503
    Description:

    This study based on data from the 2009 Households and the Environment Survey, looks at the characteristics and usage of air conditioning systems and other methods of space cooling by Canadian households.

    Release date: 2011-06-22

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201000411372
    Description:

    Potable water of sufficient quality and in adequate quantities is fundamental to human health and the economy. This article examines temporal and geographic variations in drinking water production volumes.

    Release date: 2010-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 16-201-X201000011295
    Description:

    This analytical article "Freshwater Supply and Demand in Canada", provides information on Canada's freshwater supply as well as the demands placed on it. New research done within Statistics Canada is complimented by information from other sources, including other federal government departments, international bodies and scientific journals.

    Section 1 of this article compares Canada's renewable water resources to those of other countries, introduces key highlights and presents a short water primer. Section 2 quantifies Canada's renewable water resources (annual water yield), shows how water yield has changed from 1971 to 2004, and presents graphs of water yield by month for four regions of the country. Section 3 quantifies economic and residential water use in Canada and concludes with an analysis of the relationship between supply and demand. A glossary of terms used in the publication is available in Section 4.

    Release date: 2010-09-13

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200900210889
    Description:

    Canada's renewable water resources are mostly the result of rain and melted snow that flow over the ground, eventually reaching our rivers and lakes. This article describes the results of a new methodology producing consistent national estimates of Canada's total annual average water yield from 1971 to 2000.

    Release date: 2009-06-18

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200800210624
    Description:

    This study extends the trend analysis and builds upon the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) ground-level ozone indicator. It presents two additional population-weighted ground-level ozone concentration trends from 1990 to 2005.

    Release date: 2008-06-25

  • 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-X200800110541
    Description:

    Water is an essential input for crop and animal production. This article, based on the study "Estimation of Water Use in Canadian Agriculture in 2001", maps agricultural water use across the country.

    Release date: 2008-03-27

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700210338
    Description:

    Data from the Industrial Water Survey are mapped, showing how the cost of acquiring water varies across the country.

    Release date: 2007-09-26

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700210335
    Description:

    This article provides an analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from a demand perspective. The analysis is based on the greenhouse gas emissions accounts and input-output accounts produced at Statistics Canada. It shows that domestic requirements for goods and services led to 54% of Canadian industrial emissions, while production to satisfy exports accounted for the remaining 46%. Between 1990 and 2002, emissions associated with domestic demand grew slowly at 0.4% while those associated with the production of goods for export grew by 50%.

    Release date: 2007-09-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20050049126
    Description:

    Using the Survey of Household Facilities and Equipment and the Survey of Household Spending, this article shows that, since the 1940s, Canadians have rapidly adopted new energy sources for household heating. It then shows how these important changes have affected greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the residential sector in recent decades.

    Release date: 2006-03-21

  • 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: 16-201-X20020006407
    Description:

    For millennia, changes in the earth's atmosphere were the result of natural forces. Over the past century, however, these changes have escalated as a result of human activities-mainly unprecedented growth in global population and consumption of natural resources to increase industrial production-that degrade and destroy the forests and other vital ecosystems essential to atmospheric processes. Such human activities produce large quantities of substances that are released in the air, where over time they can overload natural processes and eventually reach harmful levels. The result is poor air quality in urban and rural areas around the world.

    This article addresses the following questions: What is the condition of our outdoor and indoor air? What effects does air quality have on our health and our environment? And what are governments and businesses doing to address air quality concerns?

    Release date: 2002-11-06

  • 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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