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Global fertilizer consumption
In recent years, there has been concern that the quantity of mineral fertilizers used in agriculture having adverse effects on the environment. Attention has been drawn to the fact that when nutrients are applied to crop...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Energy consumption, current and estimated trends, by region
The graphic shows energy consumption of oil, coal and natural gas in various regions around the world from 1990 to 2002 and predicts future consumption until 2020. Over the last decade developed countries have attempted...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Signatories to Aarhus convention (2001)
The Aarhus Convention is a new kind of environmental agreement. It links environmental rights and human rights. It acknowledges that we owe an obligation to future generations. It establishes that sustainable development...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Acid rain in Europe
Acid rain become a major transboundary enviromental issue in the late twentieth century. In Europe there were varying levels of the threat from acid rain. Poland were almost entire covered by medium to high risk of acid ...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Deforestation in the Amazon region
The amount of deforestation in the Amazon region is increasing at an alarming rate. This graphic compares the amount of deforested areas in the Amazon region to region in Norway in order to show how much is being destroy...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Human Development Index for the World regions in 1994
The UNDP Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative benchmark indicator of living standards and development, taking into account poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, childbirth, and other factors for countr...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Fynbos ecoregion in South Africa
The Fynbos ecoregion of South Africa stretches out in a coastal belt on the Western cape. This region is characterisied by heath- and shrubland and a mediterranean climate. Many of the plants inhabitating this ecoregion ...
28 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Long range transport of air pollutants to the Arctic
The major industrial areas of the Northern Hemisphere are a source for long range transport of pollutants. The main air currents are taking industrial air pollution and circulating them with the end result being an incre...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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CO2 emissions from coal, gas and oil for selected regions
Graph showing the amount (in millions of metric tonnes) of CO2 emissions from coal, gas and oil. Covers the years from 1990-2000 and predicts the trend to 2020. Information on the United States, Western Europe, Eastern E...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Billion Tree Campaign
01 Nov 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global environmental trends
Environmental degradation trends from all the continents are alarmingly increasing. This graphic presents the status by world regions, in four different categories, and for seven different types of environmental degradat...
01 Jan 1998 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Access to safe drinking water
There are currently more than 1000 million people in the world that lacks access to an easily accessible and safe water source, such as a connection to water mains or a protected well. Instead, water access is limited or...
28 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global atmospheric concentration of CO2 1870-1990
Historically the developed countries of the world have emitted most of the anthropogenic greenhouse gases. The U.S. emits most in total, and is one of the countries with highest emissions per capita. China is the second ...
28 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global International Water Assessment tools (GIWA)
The graphic shows the process of GIWA's assessment methodology and list the five main concerns dealing with water resources, which are freshwater shortage, pollution, habitat and community modification, unsustainable exp...
28 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World consumption and prognoses of primary energy
The graphic shows the world oil, natural gas and coal consumption from various regions in comparison to the world totals. It Shows trends from 1990 to 2001, and predicts the patterns to 2020. The use of oil is predicted ...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Coral reefs at risk from human activities
Population growth and technology: operating together these two factors account for the major causes of coral reef decline - excessive domestic and agricultural waste pouring into ocean waters, poor land-use practices tha...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Regional alkalinity trends
Measuring alkalinity determins a stream's ability to neutralize acidic pollution from rainfall or wastewater. Alkalinity refers to the ability of water to resist change in pH. The graphic shows global comparison of alkal...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Water poverty index, by country in 2002
Freshwater, as a natural resource, represents a fundamental key to sustainable livelihoods - for health, economy and development. The water poverty index (WPI) is an aggregate index, describing the lack of freshwater. Th...
28 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic pelagic food web
The marine animal food chain is very complex and multilayered as are most food chains. This is a quick reference to represent the complete food chain in regards to pelagic crustaceans and invertebrates.
28 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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