ENVIRONMENT YUKON






 

Temperature

 

 

 

The Arctic is warming more quickly than other regions, and the warming trend in Yukon is expected to continue.


 

Air quality and emissions

 

 

In 2014, the annual mean for particulate matter levels in Whitehorse was 6.7 micrograms per cubic metre (well below the ambient air quality standard).


 

 

Yukon’s overall GHG emission levels have been decreasing since 2011.

 

The transportation sector accounts for the largest share of Yukon’s GHG emissions.


 

 

Human-made chemicals, such as flame retardants and pesticides, are monitored at Little Fox Lake. Regulated flame retardants show a declining trend from 2011 to 2014, but new flame retardants are being detected.