Environment 2014

  1. Introduction to Environment

    Niagara is known globally for its natural assets. People who live and visit here enjoy our environment and have a responsibility to protect it. The Niagara Escarpment; Great Lakes Erie and Ontario; the Niagara River and Niagara Falls; and the unique microclimate in the northern part of the region that...
  2. Air

    Air Quality The Air Quality Ontario website of the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change states: The contaminants that create smog are released during the combustion of fossil fuels in our vehicles, power plants, factory boilers and homes. They are also released by industrial processes, the evaporation of liquid...
  3. Climate Change

    Climate Change Planning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment...
  4. Land

    Agriculture Niagara Farm Facts, cited on the Niagara Region website include: Total Gross Farm Receipts            $511,395,019 Total number of census farms        2266 Area in Farms                               232,817 acres...
  5. Waste

    Costs of Garbage Disposal The following statistics are from the 2013 Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) Performance Measurement report. Results for Niagara are shown among a total of 15 Ontario municipalities. The Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) program is a performance measurement and reporting system introduced in 2000 by the...
  6. Water

    Quality Source Protection Plan for the Niagara Peninsula Source Protection Area Effective October 01, 2014, this plan, mandated by the province under the Clean Water Act, 2006 (Ontario Regulation 287/07), was approved by the Ontario Minister of the Environment. The goal of the plan is to protect drinking water quality...