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    Uranium Resources

    Uranium is a common element throughout the Earth’s crust, soils, and oceans. Uranium resources are naturally occurring deposits that may have a sufficient concentration of uranium to support mining operations. Canada has about 8% of the world’s unmined uranium resources, but accounts for some 25%...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    All Resource-reliant Communities, 2001

    There are nearly 2000 reliant-communities shown on this map. They represent all the communities that have a substantial economic reliance on activities directly related to one of five resource sectors – agriculture, energy, fisheries, forestry and mining.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Combined Resource-reliant Communities, 2001

    Each of the 84 communities shown on this map has a 30% or higher reliance on two of the resource sectors of agriculture, energy, fisheries, forestry or mining. The large majority of these communities are located in the four western provinces (48) or in Quebec (25). Most are small communities in...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Potential Impacts: Wind Erosion Risk and Climate Sensitivity

    Wind erosion risk for unprotected soils in areas sensitive to climatic change is shown on this map. The regions that would have the highest sensitivity to a warming climate are likely to occur in the southern and central Prairies and in the southernmost part of Ontario. This risk of wind erosion...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Potential Impacts: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise

    Sensitivity of the coastlines of Canada to the expected rise in sea level is shown on the map. Sensitivity here means the degree to which a coastline may experience physical changes such as flooding, erosion, beach migration, and coastal dune destabilization. Climate warming is expected to cause...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Human Components of Watersheds

    Apart from a source of drinking water, the water resources in watersheds supply water for irrigation and the production of hydroelectricity, and are a primary mode of transportation. Major water consumers are municipalities, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and thermal power generation. The...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Distribution of Freshwater - Wetlands

    Wetlands are lands permanently or temporarily submerged or permeated by water, and characterized by plants adapted to saturated-soil conditions. Wetlands are the only ecosystem designated for conservation by international convention because they absorb the impact of hydrologic events, filter...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Distribution of Freshwater - Drainage Patterns

    A drainage basin is an area that drains all precipitation received as a runoff or base flow (groundwater sources) into a particular river or set of rivers. Canada’s major drainage regions are the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico. A lake can be defined as...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Water Consumption: Hydroelectric Generation

    Hydroelectric generation is the predominant form of electric generation in Canada. A major part of the economic history of Canada consisted of the development of sites with large hydroelectric potential such as Niagara and Shawinigan. Hydro developments have had a substantial effect on rivers and...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Commercial Land Use: Arterial Strips

    This map shows how commercial activity is distributed within urban areas and the impact of commercial services on the urban landscape, by mapping what proportion of stores (hence jobs) in an urban area that are found in arterial strips. Arterial strips are those through streets that are lined...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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    • JP2
    • ZIP
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