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EnviroStats, Summer 2010

In this issue

Table Latest indicators
2008 to 2009
Percentage change
Gross domestic product, monthly
March 2010
Percentage change
Greenhouse gas emissions
2007 to 2008
Percentage change
Particulate matter (PM2.5)
2000 to 2007
No significant trend
Ground-level ozone
1990 to 2007
Median percent change per year
Natural resource wealth
2008 to 2009
Percentage change


Public transit in Canada, 2007

A. Munro

This study looks at access to and use of public transit in 2007, using data from the Households and the Environment Survey. Many Canadian households reported that they lived within five minutes of public transit, and four out of every ten households with nearby public transit had used it regularly. Full article: HTML

Natural resource wealth, 1990 to 2009

Kazi Islam and Patrick Adams

Natural resources such as oil and gas, timber and minerals are an important component of Canada’s wealth, generating income, employment and exports. This article examines growth in resource wealth. From 1990 to 2009, the current dollar value of Canada’s natural resource wealth, on average, grew by 6% per year. Full article: HTML

Ecoregion profile: St-Laurent Lowlands

Hugo Larocque, Doug Trant and Giuseppe Filoso

The St-Laurent Lowlands ecoregion profile is the third in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as selected statistics on the changing socio-economy in the region. This is Canada’s third most densely populated ecoregion. Full article: HTML