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Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Determination

Categories: Canada,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

Lists the reasons for the denial of the permit for TransCanada to build the pipeline across the U.S. From the State Department


Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents in the United States and Canada

Categories: Canada,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Finds higher prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents aged 3-19 in the U.S. than in Canada.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Canada,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Russia,Science/Technology

Reviews climate and political changes relating to the Arctic, the scramble among Arctic countries for mineral rights, and other potentially destabilizing issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


NAFTA at 20: North America’s Free-Trade Area and Its Impact on Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Canada,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Treaties

Examines the integration of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican  agricultural and food markets as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Also reviews important changes in production and consumption and recent disputes among the partners. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Taking Stock: North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers: Exploring Changes in PRTR Reporting, 2005-2010

Categories: Canada,Environment,Manufacturing,Mexico,Statistics

Documents pollutant releases and transfers reported to the three country commission over a six year period by about 35,000 industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.   Shows an increase in industrial pollution of 14% in the six year period.  From the Commission for Environmental Cooperation


Summary: North American 2014 HFC Submission to the Montreal Protocol

Categories: Canada,Environment,Mexico,Treaties

The amendment proposal, submitted by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico,  is a starting point for discussions to adopt an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are being used as replacements for other ozone-depleting substances.  From the State Department


Value of 2013 U.S.-NAFTA Freight on Surface Modes Rose From 2012; Declined on Air and Vessel

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Transportation

Provides trends in freight transportation among NAFTA countries by mode of transportation, including pipeline.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


U.S. – NAFTA Trade Exceeds $100 Billion for First Time on Record

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics

Press release with statistics on trade volume between the U.S. and Canada/Mexico which hit all-time high in October 2013.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


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