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Trends in fertilizer use Trends in fertilizer use
Shows estimated growth in fertilizer use around the world. Compares statistics from 1959-1960, 1989-1990 to the prediction of 2020. Published in, 'GESAMP Report and studies number 71, Protecting the oceans from land-baesd activities...'
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global fertilizer consumption 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 crops they are not all taken up by the plants immediately. There is also concern that some farmers might be applying inappropriate quantities of fertilizer. The main fertilizers having adverse effects on the environment are nitrate, p...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Energy consumption, current and estimated trends, by region 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 to reduce the over-all energy demand.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Signatories to Aarhus convention (2001) 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 can be achieved only through the involvement of all stakeholders. It links government accountability and environmental protection. It focuses on interactions between the public and public authorities in a democratic context and i...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Acid rain in Europe 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 rain.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Deforestation in the Amazon region 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 destroyed.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Human Development Index for the World regions in 1994 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 countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Fynbos ecoregion in South Africa 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 are evergreen with needle-life leafs.
28 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Long range transport of air pollutants to the Arctic 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 increase of pollutants in the biosphere of the Arctic.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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CO2 emissions from coal, gas and oil for selected regions 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 Europe and the former Soviet Union and Africa is included.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Billion Tree Campaign Billion Tree Campaign
01 Nov 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global environmental trends 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 degradation issues.
01 Jan 1998 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Access to safe drinking water 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 available through unprotected sources. The target, under the Millennium Development Goals, is to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
28 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global atmospheric concentration of CO2 1870-1990 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 largest emitter, but has very low emissions per capita. Over the last 20 years, industrial development has led to a rapid rise in the volume of emissions from Asia, but on a per capita basis, emissions in this region are still at ...
28 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global International Water Assessment tools (GIWA) 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 exploitation of fisheries and other living resources and global change.
28 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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World consumption and prognoses of primary energy 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 to increase in all regions, except for Western Europe where it will stay relatively stabil. Natural gas will also increase, especially in north America. The use of coal will decrease in most regions except for North America.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Coral reefs at risk from human activities 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 that increase sedimentation of rivers and then of reefs, and over-exploitation of reef resources, often in combination with practices such as harvesting with dynamite and poison, all degrade reefs.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Regional alkalinity trends 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 alkalinity measured in milligrams per litre, for the years 1976 and 2000.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Water poverty index, by country in 2002 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. The index is calculated based on five components: resources, access, capacity, use, and environment, using indicators describing these.
28 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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