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Hazardous Waste and Other Wastes Generated per Capita in 1997 in Kilogrammes Hazardous Waste and Other Wastes Generated per Capita in 1997 in Kilogrammes
This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous waste and other wastes, in kilograms, that were generated per capita in 1997 by parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal.
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Grain production in the world, 1950-1995 and projection for 2050 Grain production in the world, 1950-1995 and projection for 2050
Shows the grain production in the world from 1950 to 1995 and predicts trendsuntil 2050. Inconsistency in production over the last several years has resulted in declining inventories as annual consumption has exceeded annual production. Current forecasts make 2003-04 the fifth consecutive year that annual world consumption of coarse grains will exceed production.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Potential renewable energy by region Potential renewable energy by region
In million tonnes of oil equivalent: wind, solar energy, biomass and hydroelectricity, comparison between different regions. All these energy sources stand as possible renewable alternatives to nuclear power and fossil fuels
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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World production of wheat, corn and rice World production of wheat, corn and rice
The graphic shows the global production of wheat, corn and rice from 1960 to 1994. The graphic demontrates the definete increase in production of all three types of crops, wheat overall being the most widely produced.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Evolution of the world grain production, comparision with China and United-States Evolution of the world grain production, comparision with China and United-States
The graphic compares the evolution of the grain production of China and the United States to world statistics from 1960 to 1995. the graphic demonstrates the overall increase in grain production globally, as well as Chinas leading role as the worlds dominating grain producer from 1960 to 1995.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Grain production in selected countries Grain production in selected countries
Trends in grain production 1950-1996 for Africa, China, Europe And United states, in millions of tonnes. Grains represent a basic food resource, and is a good indication on the relative production and food supply in the regions.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in tourism Trends in tourism
Shows the amount of international tourist and the amount of tourist receipts from 1950 to 2000. Tourism, which has expanded dramatically over the past 50 years, looks set to continue growing, as societies become more mobile and prosperous.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Grain production, comparison in time between continents Grain production, comparison in time between continents
Illustrates the growth in grain production, by continent, with the average annual production in the sixties in comparison to the average annual production in the early ninties. The production has increased in all parts of the world.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends and projections in rural and urban population in developing regions and high-income countries Trends and projections in rural and urban population in developing regions and high-income countries
Shows the population growth rate of both rural and urban areas from around the world from 1960 and predicting total for 2025 using World Bank projections. The level of people living in cities are constantly increasing, according to the trends.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Wind power generation per region Wind power generation per region
Wind energy generating capacity, trends in the time period 1980-1995, in megawatts for Asia, Europe And Northern America. Wind power remains one of the cleanest alternatives to fossil fuels and nuclear power.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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World grain production World grain production
Grain production in the world, millions of tonnes, from 1950-1995. Cereals represent a staple food and the basis of most diets, and is a key to achieving food security and food for all people on the planet.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in wind generating capacity Trends in wind generating capacity
Global development of wind in the form of wind power plants between 1980-1995, in megawatts. Wind power represents one of the most attractive and clean alternative and renewable power sources, utilizing the inhert power in the atmosphere.
01 Oct 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Grain production in Rwanda Grain production in Rwanda
The graphic shows the grain production in Rwanda in metric tonnes from 1960 to 1995. the graphic shows the dramatic reduction in grain production in the 1990s to one third of peak levels. The main grain crops produced are corn and sorghum.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Regional trends in wind power generation Regional trends in wind power generation
Wind power remains one of the cleanest alternatives to fossil fuels and nuclear power. Wind energy generating capacity, trends in the period 1980-1995, in megawatts for Asia, Europe And Northern America.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in wind energy generating capacity Trends in wind energy generating capacity
Net annual addition to global wind energy generating capacity, general trend 1980-1995, in megawatts. Wind power represents a possible energy source to replace fossil fuels, like oil and coal, as well as non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear power.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Evolution of the world grain production, comparison World, Europe, China, Africa Evolution of the world grain production, comparison World, Europe, China, Africa
The graph Compares the amount of grain production of Europe, China and Africa to the world. It shows Europe as both the leading grain producer and as the region with the most dramatic increase in grain production since 1950.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in the ice-breaking date in the Tornio river, Finland Trends in the ice-breaking date in the Tornio river, Finland
The icebreaking date for the Tornio River in Finland has been recorded since 1693. With the increased greenhouse effect, impacts on the cryosphere are likely. One impact will be less ice on rivers and lakes. Freeze-up dates will be delayed, and break-up will begin earlier. The period of river-ice could be shortened by up to a month. Many rivers within the temperate regions could become ice-free or develop only intermittent or partial ice coverage...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Development of fossil fuel resources in the Arctic, 2005 Development of fossil fuel resources in the Arctic, 2005
Barents Sea: The 2004 lifting of an embargo on offshore hydrocarbon exploration in the Norwegian Barents has renewed activity there. Regulation of exploration is animportant political issue. Debate in 2005 focused on environmental protection and establishing areas free of oil development. In Russia five companies were selected as finalists in the joint development of the Shtokman gas field, in the Barents Sea. This field is estimated to hold twic...
13 Feb 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic sea routes - Northern sea route and Northwest passage Arctic sea routes - Northern sea route and Northwest passage
Sea routes along the edges of the Arctic ocean, or rather along the coasts of Northern Canada and Russia, holds potential for decreasing the number of days in shipping goods from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts in Europe and North America, and vice versa. In addition, this could provide a means to transport natural resources, such as oil and gas, extracted in the Arctic. Currently these routes have not been possible to use this, due to the ice con...
13 Feb 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Wetlands in the Baltic Sea drainage basin Wetlands in the Baltic Sea drainage basin
Percentage of wetlands out of total land area (by grid cell) for the Baltic Sea drainage basin. Wetlands acts as buffers in cases such as antropogenic nutrient releases (which leads to eutrophication) and acidification. The ratios have been estimated from various sources, and resembles the situation at approximately 1990.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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