EnviroStats, Summer 2007

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In this issue

Latest indicators
2005 to 2006
percentage change


Gross domestic product
February 2007 to March 2007
percentage change


Greenhouse gas emissions
2004 to 2005
percentage change


Particulate matter  (PM2.5)
2000 to 2004

No significant trend

Ground-level ozone
1990 to 2004
median percent change per year



Recycling in Canada

Avani Babooram and Jennie Wang

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. [Full article in HTML]

Canada's growing population and its environmental influence, 1956 to 2006

Nancy Hofmann

Canada's population doubled between 1956 and 2006. Human population growth is an important factor in determining society's influence on the environment. One example of our growing population's influence on the environment is illustrated vis-à-vis the increasing number of motor vehicles registered over time. [Full article in HTML]

Land cover map of Canada, 2005

Hugo Larocque and Nancy Hofmann

[Full article in HTML]



Read about recent and upcoming releases, and new activities in the areas of environmental and sustainable development statistics. [Full article in HTML]


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