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Calorie consumption in selected regions of the world (1975-1995) Calorie consumption in selected regions of the world (1975-1995)
Most of the world has increased in daily calorie intake expcet for Europe and Central Asia. This graph is comparing per-capita calorie consumption in North America, Europe and Central Asia, Africa, and the world average from 1975-1995.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Phosphate levels in major basins Phosphate levels in major basins
A comparison of the major watersheds between the two decades showed that Northern Europe and North America had lower phosphate concentrations, while the Ganges and Brahmaputra watersheds in South Central Asia had higher concentrations. Nutrient control programmes in municipal and agricultural activities may be key factors in the observed reductions in phosphate concentrations.
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Coastlines under threat Coastlines under threat
Out of the coastlines of the world, the coasts in Europe, Asia and Africa are of highest concern, and where extra care needs to be taken to ensure that measures are taken to protect the coasts in all aspects (erosion, biodiversity, buffering capacity etc). The graphic shows the ratio of coastlines around the world that are facing moderate or significant threats.
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Poland, topographic map Poland, topographic map
Poland is located in Central Europe, east of Germany, comprising of 312,685 sq km. It has a population of 38,635,144 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air pollution is serious because of sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, and the resulting acid rain has caused forest damage; water pollution from industrial and municipal sources is also a problem, as is disposal of hazardous wastes; pollution levels should continue to d...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Topographic map of Bosnia and Herzegovina Topographic map of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Croatia, comprising of 51,129 sq km. It has a population of 4,025,476 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air pollution from metallurgical plants; sites for disposing of urban waste are limited; water shortages and destruction of infrastructure because of the 1992-95 civil strife; deforestation.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Croatia, topographic map Croatia, topographic map
Croatia is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, comprising of 56,542 sq km. It has a population of 4,495,904 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air pollution (from metallurgical plants) and resulting acid rain is damaging the forests; coastal pollution from industrial and domestic waste; landmine removal and reconstruction of infrastructure consequent to 1992-95 civil stri...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Hungary, topographic map Hungary, topographic map
Hungary is located in Central Europe, northwest of Romania, comprising of 93,030 sq km. It has a population of 10,006,835 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: the upgrading of Hungary's standards in waste management, energy efficiency, and air, soil, and water pollution to meet EU requirements will require large investments.
17 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Kazakhstan, topographic map Kazakhstan, topographic map
Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural River in eastern-most Europe, comprising of 2,717,300 sq km. It has a population of 15,185,844 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: radioactive or toxic chemical sites associated with former defense industries and test ranges scattered throughout the country pose health risks for humans and animals; industrial pollution is severe in some cities; becau...
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Landcover - Europe and Central Asia Landcover - Europe and Central Asia
The Western part of the Eurasian continent, has some of the most populated and fertile parts of the World. Central Europe is densely populated, with few remaining fragments of undisturbed habitat, except for the mountain ranges. In the north - Scandinavia and Northern Russia, there is the taiga belt, with vast expanses of confierous forest, and further north, there is tundra and glaciers. Central Asia and Caucasus is a diverse region, with desert...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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South Africa topographic map South Africa topographic map
South Africa is located in Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa, comprising of 1,219,912 sq km. It has a population of 44,344,136 (July 2005). Major environmental concerns are: lack of important arterial rivers or lakes requires extensive water conservation and control measures; growth in water usage outpacing supply; pollution of rivers from agricultural runoff and urban discharge; air pollution resulting in acid rain;...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Estonia, topographic map Estonia, topographic map
Estonia is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland, between Latvia and Russia, comprising of 45,226 sq km. It has a population of 1,332,893 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air polluted with sulfur dioxide from oil-shale burning power plants in northeast; however, the amount of pollutants emitted to the air have fallen steadily, the emissions of 2000 were 80% less than in 1980; the amount of unpurified was...
24 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Iceland, topographic map Iceland, topographic map
Iceland is located in Northern Europe, is an island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the UK, comprising 103,000 sq km. It has an estimated population of 296,737 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: water pollution from fertilizer runoff; inadequate wastewater treatment.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Yugoslavia, topographic map Yugoslavia, topographic map
Now known as Serbia and Montenegro. Serbia and Montenegro is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Major environmental concerns are: pollution of coastal waters from sewage outlets, especially in tourist-related areas such as Kotor; air pollution around Belgrade and other industrial cities; water pollution from industrial wastes dumped into the Sava which flows into the Danube.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Slovenia, topographic map Slovenia, topographic map
Slovenia is located in Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia, comprising of 20,273 sq km. It has a population of 2,011,070 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: Sava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste; pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals; forest damage near Koper from air pollution (originating at metallurgical and chemical plants) and resulting acid r...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Slovakia, topographic map Slovakia, topographic map
Slovakia is a republic located in Central Europe, south of Poland, with an area of of 49 000 sq km. It has a population of 5.4 million (2005). The country shares borders with the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungaria and Austria.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, updated by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Czech Republic, topographic map Czech Republic, topographic map
Czech Republic (Czechia) is located in Central Europe, southeast of Germany, comprising of 78,866 sq km. It has a population of 10,241,138 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air and water pollution in areas of northwest Bohemia and in northern Moravia around Ostrava present health risks; acid rain damaging forests; efforts to bring industry up to EU code should improve domestic pollution.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Norway topography and bathymetry Norway topography and bathymetry
Norway is located in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden, comprising 324,220 sq km. It has a population of 4,593,041 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: water pollution; acid rain damaging forests and adversely affecting lakes, threatening fish stocks; air pollution from vehicle emissions.
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) - topography and administrative regions The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) - topography and administrative regions
Macedonia (FYROM) is located in Southeastern Europe, north of Greece, comprising of 25,333 sq km. It has a population of 2,045,262 (2005). Major environmental concerns are air pollution from metallurgical plants.
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Finland topographic map Finland topographic map
Finland is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia, comprising 338,145 sq km. It has an estimated population of 5,223,442 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain; water pollution from industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals; habitat loss threatens wildlife populations.
01 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Greenland (Denmark), ice cap, topography and bathymetry Greenland (Denmark), ice cap, topography and bathymetry
Greenland is located in Northern North America, a large island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada, comprising 2,166,086 sq km. It has an estimated population of 56,375 (2005) and is managed with self-rule under Denmark. The world's largest island, Greenland is about 81% ice-capped. Major environmental concerns are: protection of the arctic environment; climate change and preservation of the traditional way ...
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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