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Our Shrinking Earth Our Shrinking Earth
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Mobile phones, per 1 000 people, by region Mobile phones, per 1 000 people, by region
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Total primary energy supply by energy source Total primary energy supply by energy source
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Degree of protection of terrestrial ecoregions and large marine ecosystems (per cent) Degree of protection of terrestrial ecoregions and large marine ecosystems (per cent)
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Declines in carbon in living biomass and in extent of forest Declines in carbon in living biomass and in extent of forest
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Physical destruction of coastal aquatic ecosystems in Meso-America Physical destruction of coastal aquatic ecosystems in Meso-America
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global total equivalent carbon emissions from anthropogenic sources by sector Global total equivalent carbon emissions from anthropogenic sources by sector
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Per capita CO2 emissions at the regional level in 2003 Per capita CO2 emissions at the regional level in 2003
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Number of people affected by disasters of natural origin in SIDS Number of people affected by disasters of natural origin in SIDS
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Environment and security priority areas in Eastern Europe Environment and security priority areas in Eastern Europe
Environmental problems often compound external security tensions and worsen internal security challenges in Eastern Europe. Of particular concern are environmental hazards concentrated along national borders (including the borders with the EU, Russia and borders between the three countries).
29 Nov 2007 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Energy resources, production and transportation Energy resources, production and transportation
Energy is vital for the internal and external security of all three countries (see figure). A secure, affordable domestic energy supply is critical to economic development, particularly in energy hungry industrial sectors. It is also essential to meet social needs (heating, transportation, etc.) especially for vulnerable groups.
01 Nov 2007 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Energy - environment - security interactions Energy - environment - security interactions
Recently energy demand in the region has reached and surpassed the 1991 level at the same time as the world oil prices have increased dramatically. Russia, for its part, has started a reappraisal of the political and economic costs and benefits of providing indirect energy subsidies. These factors are forcing the three countries to urgently rethink their energy supply options.
07 Nov 2007 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Environment and security issues in Belarus and Ukraine Environment and security issues in Belarus and Ukraine
The Concept of National Security of Belarus focuses on both external and internal security issues. It directly refers to environmental problems such as global climate change, trans-boundary transport of pollution and the risk of serious accidents at industrial facilities located in Belarus and other countries close to Belarus borders, land degradation and radioactive contamination resulting from the Chernobyl.
01 Nov 2007 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Nuclear energy is not a clean alternative The legacy of the Soviet Union's nuclear activities Nuclear energy is not a clean alternative The legacy of the Soviet Union's nuclear activities
Even though the nuclear industry does not significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, it is a disputable alternative to fossil fuels. In the former USSR people and the environment still have to cope with the nuclear industry’s legacy.
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Life cycle emissions of a computer Life cycle emissions of a computer
“Manufacturing computers is materials-intensive; the total fossil fuels used to make one desktop computer weigh over 240 kilograms, some ten times the weight of the computer itself. This is very high compared to many other goods: For an automobile or refrigerator, for example, the weight of fossil fuels used for production is roughly equal to their weights. Substantial quantities of chemicals (22 kg), and water (1 500 kg) are also used.” Eric Wil...
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Some examples of the effect of individual behaviour on greenhouse gas emissions in France Some examples of the effect of individual behaviour on greenhouse gas emissions in France
The area of the squares is proportionate to the annual reduction in emissions in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. Estimated values calculated by France's Environment Institute (Ifen), drawing on various sources: Manicore; Ceren; Ministry of Works statistics department (Sesp); Insee; Ademe; Environment Ministry (MIES), climate plan 2004; Enertech; Citepa; Energy Observatory.
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Water Scarcity Index Water Scarcity Index
Water overuse is damaging the environment in many major basins. High overuse tends to occur in regions heavily dependent on irrigated agriculture, such as the Indo-Gangetic Plain in south Asia, the North China Plain and the High Plains of North America, and in areas undergoing rapid urbanization and industrial development. An estimated 1.4 billion people now live in river basin areas that are ‘closed’ (in that water use exceeds minimum recharge l...
13 Sep 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, February 2006
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The water cycle The water cycle
Environment water transport system. The water cycle consists of precipitation, vapour transport, evaporation, evapo-transpiration, infiltration, groundwater flow and runoff. Figure 1 explains the global water cycle, illustrating how nearly 577,000 km3 of water circulates through the cycle each year. A table of estimated residence times shows the approximate times that water resources exist as biospheric water, atmospheric water and so on. The w...
01 Feb 2008 - by Philippe Rekacewicz , UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Benefits of marine and coastal ecosystems to human wellbeing Benefits of marine and coastal ecosystems to human wellbeing
Besides the well-known economic value of fisheries, there are several other activities generating significant revenues in coastal and marine areas. Tourism has become one of the world’s fastest growing industries, providing a significant proportion of the GDPs of many developing countries. Small island states are particularly reliant on coastal and marine tourism. In the Caribbean, for example, the industry accounts for a quarter of the total eco...
26 Jan 2009 - by Phillippe Rekacewicz, February 2006
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World Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity World Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity
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06 Oct 2009 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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