EnviroStats, Spring 2009

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Transportation in the North

Joseph Patrick Dunlavy, Monica Lipai and Gord Baldwin

Canada's northern residents face different transportation challenges than residents of the rest of the country. Only a small proportion of Canada's road and rail network is located in the North. Businesses in the Northwest Territories and in Nunavut make use of marine shipping to transport goods. Northern residents tend to have higher household expenditures for air travel and recreational vehicles such as boats, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles. Full article: HTML

Production of nitrogen and phosphorus from livestock manure, 2006

Nancy Hofmann

This article presents information on nitrogen and phosphorus generated through manure production and maps the intensity of nitrogen and phosphorus production by sub-sub-drainage area. In 2006, Canadian livestock manure contained 1.1 million tonnes of nitrogen and 300 thousand tonnes of phosphorus, up by 17% and 21% respectively from 1981 levels. Full article: HTML

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