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Pesticides and heavy metals in sediments Pesticides and heavy metals in sediments
Often, once the oil extraction activity stops, waste remains and constitutes a hazard. In Kazakhstan there are 19 oilfields with 1485 oil wells in the coastal zone of the Caspian Sea, including 148 in the flooded zone. Drilling technology in the 1960s to 1980s did not account for the corrosive nature of seawater and its effects on metal casing and lay head. Over time, wells have become considerable sources of marine pollution. Some 600 000...
07 Mar 2012 - by Original cartography by Philippe Rekacewicz (le Monde Diplomatique) assisted by Laura Margueritte and Cecile Marin, later updated by Riccardo Pravettoni (GRID-Arendal), Novikov, Viktor (Zoi Environment Network)
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Loss of biodiversity with continued agricultural expansion, pollution, climate change and infrastructure development Loss of biodiversity with continued agricultural expansion, pollution, climate change and infrastructure development
Figure 27: Loss of biodiversity with continued agricultural expansion, pollution, climate change and infrastructure development. (Source: GLOBIO; Alkemade et al., 2009).
01 Feb 2009 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Les réservoirs de SAO dans le monde, par secteur Les réservoirs de SAO dans le monde, par secteur
Les « réservoirs » correspondent à la quantité totale de substances contenues dans les équipements industriels, les stocks de produits chimiques, les mousses et d’autres produits, qui n’ont pas encore été émis dans l’atmosphère ou détruits à l’aide d’installation de dépollution.
26 May 2010 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Consumption of Nitrogen fertilizers in EU 15 Consumption of Nitrogen fertilizers in EU 15
The graph shows Consumption of Nitrogen fertilizers in EU 15 from 1970 to 1992. The main source of nitrogen in soils is from organic matter. Nitrogen also comes from sources such as factories. A common concern with these forms of inorganic nitrogen is the incremental amount of nitrates they add to the nitrogen cycle, which may threaten groundwater, inland waters and fisheries.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Development of organic matter, phosphorus and nitrate in EU 15 rivers Development of organic matter, phosphorus and nitrate in EU 15 rivers
The graphic shows the development of organic matter, phosphorus and nitrate in EU 15 rivers. Water resources in Europe have been profoundly influenced over the past century by human activities, including the construction of dams and canals, large irrigation and drainage systems, changes of land cover in most watersheds, high inputs of chemicals from industry and agriculture into surface and groundwater, and depletion of aquifers. Some of the most...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in groundwater nitrate concentrations Trends in groundwater nitrate concentrations
The graph shows the development of Nitrate concentration in groundwater from 1980 to 1995 in France, Britain and Denmark combined. Nitrate is a naturally occurring compound and is normal in small amounts, but excess amounts can pollute supplies of groundwater. Nitrate travels through soil contaminated by fertilizers, livestock waste and septic systems, carried by rain or irrigation water into groundwater supplies.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Consumption of ozone depleting substances Consumption of ozone depleting substances
Graphics from the year 2000 Baltic 21 biannual indicator-based status report on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic 21 Series No 1/2000). This graphic shows the consumption of the ozone depleting substances Halons and CFCs.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Industrial CO2 emissions Industrial CO2 emissions
Graphics from the year 2000 Baltic 21 biannual indicator-based status report on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic 21 Series No 1/2000). The graphic shows industrial emissions of CO2, which includes Mineral products, chemical industry, metal production, Other production, Production of Halocarbons, Sulphur Hexafluoride and consumption of Sulphur Hexafluoride and Halocarbons.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Yearly applied phosphorus by mineral fertilizers Yearly applied phosphorus by mineral fertilizers
Graphics from the year 2000 Baltic 21 biannual indicator-based status report on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic 21 Series No 1/2000). The graphic shows a decline in yearly applied Phosphorus by mineral fertilizers.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Yearly applied nitrogen fertilizers Yearly applied nitrogen fertilizers
Graphics from the year 2000 Baltic 21 biannual indicator-based status report on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic 21 Series No 1/2000). The graphic shows a decline in yearly applied nitrogen fertilizers.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Industrial NO2 emissions Industrial NO2 emissions
Graphics from the year 2000 Baltic 21 biannual indicator-based status report on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic 21 Series No 1/2000). The graphic shows industrial NO2 emissions from combustion in manufacturing industry and industrial production processes.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Transport CO2 emissions Transport CO2 emissions
Graphics from the year 2000 Baltic 21 biannual indicator-based status report on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic 21 Series No 1/2000). This graphic shows transport CO2 emissions from 1990 to 1998 in Baltic countries.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Transport NO2 emissions Transport NO2 emissions
Graphics from the year 2000 Baltic 21 biannual indicator-based status report on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic 21 Series No 1/2000). This graphic shows transport NO2 emissions in Baltic countries from 1990 to 1998.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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BSR CO2 emissions since 1992 BSR CO2 emissions since 1992
Graphics from the year 2000 Baltic 21 biannual indicator-based status report on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic 21 Series No 1/2000). Emissions of CO2 in the Baltic region have remained constant from 1990 to 1997.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in Nitrogen loads and concentrations, Baltic Sea, 1900-2030 Trends in Nitrogen loads and concentrations, Baltic Sea, 1900-2030
The graphic show trends in Nitrogen loads and concentrations in the Baltic Sea from 1900 to 1995 with projections to 2030. The main source of nitrogen in soils is from organic matter. Nitrogen also comes from sources such as factories. A common concern with these forms of inorganic nitrogen is the incremental amount of nitrates they add to the nitrogen cycle, which may threaten groundwater, inland waters and fisheries.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in Phosphorus loads and concentrations, Baltic Sea, 1900-2030 Trends in Phosphorus loads and concentrations, Baltic Sea, 1900-2030
The graphic shows trends in Phosphorus loads and concentrations in the Baltic Sea from 1900 to 1995 with projections to 2030. Phosphorus is an agricultural fertilizer. Phosphorus is produced in nature, but never in its pure form. As an agricultural fertilizer or from sewage released into water, it can cause excessive algae growth.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Environmental trends Nordic countries ( I ) Environmental trends Nordic countries ( I )
The graph shows environmental trends in Nordic countries (I). It describes negative and postive developments in different areas such as climate change, emissions of CO2, Ozone layer depletion and emissions of various other direct or indirect greenhouse gases.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Environmental trends Nordic countries ( II ) Environmental trends Nordic countries ( II )
The graph shows environmental trends in Nordic countries (II). The graph demonstrates negative and positive environmental developments in areas such as marine water and discharges of Nitrogen, fresh water resources, and inland water.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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CO2 air emissions by sources in 1995 CO2 air emissions by sources in 1995
The graph shows CO2 air emissions from selected countries by various sources in 1995. Among the anthropogenic sources of CO2 air emissions are fossil fuel combustion, cement production and land-use conversion.
13 Feb 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Danish emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases Danish emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases
The graph shows emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases in Denmark from 1990- 1995 and projections to 2020 according to second national communication to UNFCCC. Greenhouse gases are largely results of human activities, including industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and changes in land use, such as deforestation.
06 Nov 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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