Monday July 17, 2017


This bilingual map, "North Circumpolar Region", produced by NRCan, shows the geography of the northern circumpolar region, north of 55 degrees, at a scale of 1:9,000,000.

It shows international boundaries, as well as provincial and territorial boundaries, and Canada's 200 nautical mile offshore exclusive economic zone.\

The map also displays National capital areas, cities, towns, and hamlets. Median sea ice extent, tree lines, undersea relief, land relief, the Magnetic North Pole, glaciers, ice fields and coastal ice shelves.

A copy of this map is up on display in the Map Collection, first floor of the Carleton University Library.

(Source: NRCan)
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Wednesday July 12, 2017

Rivers and lakes in cities: past and future challenges is a 2016 report published by the European Union.

This report aims to describe water management issues related to rivers and lakes and outline the ways in which European cities develo strategies and measures to cope with the key challenges they currently face in relation to their inland surface waters.

The strategies, initiatives, and specific restoration measures presented in the report can serve as sources of inspiration and lessons learned.

(Source: European Union)

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Tuesday June 20, 2017

The cost of air pollution in Africa is a 2016 report by the OECD.

This paper is a first attempt at calculating the cost of air pollution in Africa. More precisely, it is a calculation of the major part of this cost: namely, the cost of premature deaths attributable to air pollution. It draws on the epidemiological evidence base assembled in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, in order to detail results for the health impacts of air pollution – in absolute terms and relative to selected other major risk factors, per country and for Africa as a whole. And it draws on the economic analyses developed by the present author, among others, in recent OECD work on the value of statistical life, in order to establish results for the economic cost of the health impacts of air pollution

(Source: OECD)

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