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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
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
Defining and measuring biodiversity
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28 Mar 2006 - by and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Water - cooperation or conflict?
History shows that conflicts over water often emerge and give rise to political tensions, but that most disputes are resolved peacefully. However, the absence of conflict is, at best, only a partial indicator of the dept...
26 Jan 2009 - by GRID-Arendal
Freshwater resources: volume by continent
Glaciers and ice caps cover about 10% of the world’s landmass. These are concentrated in Greenland and Antarctica and contain 70% of the world’s freshwater. Unfortunately, most of these resources are located far from hum...
01 Oct 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique)