Henderson Island Got the World’s Highest Density of Plastic Pollution. 38 Million Pieces of Plastic Trash Cover This Remote Island Henderson Island lies in the South Pacific, halfway between New Zealand and Chile.
No one lives there. It is about as far away from anywhere and anyone on Earth. Yet, on Henderson’s white sandy beaches, you can find articles from Russia, the United States, Europe, South America, Japan, and China. All of it is trash, most of it plastic. Jennifer Lavers, co-author of a new study of this 38-million-piece accumulation, told the Associated Press she found the quantity “truly alarming.” Much of the trash consists of fishing nets and floats, water bottles, helmets, and large, rectangular pieces. The accumulation is even more disturbing when considering that Henderson is also a United Nations World Heritage site and one of the world’s biggest marine reserves. Henderson is one of the four-island Pitcairn Group, a cluster of small islands whose namesake is famed as the home to the descendants of the HMS Bounty’s mutineers. Recurso educativo 743788. Ir directamente al recurso Para darte un servicio más personalizado, Tiching utiliza cookies propias y de terceros.
Si sigues navegando, entendemos que aceptas su uso según nuestra política de cookies. Ayuda Compartir recurso. Validated monitoring data and air quality maps — European Environment Agency. Every year countries report air quality measurement data for a set of pollutants at a representative selection of stations.
Reporting follows the requirements of the Council Decision 97/101/EC, a reciprocal Exchange of Information (EoI) on ambient air quality. Airbase contains a large amount of data including calculated statistics on Europe’s air quality over the last decade. You can browse it in different ways: Interactive maps Map air quality statistics at reporting stations. See interpolated maps showing air quality in Europe. Data access Validated: you can download the complete set of AirBase data (station and network information, air quality measurements and aggregated statistics) from EEA data service. Air Pollution in Europe: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map. Spain MSW. Municipal waste statistics - Statistics Explained. Data extracted in January 2017.
Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database. Planned article update: June 2017. Municipal waste accounts for only about 10 % of total waste generated when compared with the data reported according to the Waste Statistics Regulation (tab env_wasgen). However, it has a very high political profile because of its complex character, due to its composition, its distribution among many sources of waste, and its link to consumption patterns. Figure 1: Municipal waste generated by country in 2005 and 2015, sorted by 2015 level (kg per capita).png ) - Source: Eurostat (env_wasmun) Table 1:Municipal waste generated by country in selected years (kg per capita),1995-2015 - Source: Eurostat (env_wasmun) Main statistical findings Municipal waste generated by country Eurostat has collected and published data on municipal waste since 1995. Figure 1 and Table 1 show municipal waste generation by country expressed in kilograms per capita. Definitions.
Forest data: Spain Deforestation Rates and Related Forestry Figures. 35.9% —or about 17,915,000 hectares—of Spain is forested.
Of this, 4.5% —or roughly 812,000 hectares—is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse form of forest. Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2000, Spain gained an average of 295,700 hectares of forest per year. The amounts to an average annual reforestation rate of 2.19%. Between 2000 and 2005, the rate of forest change decreased by 18.0% to 1.80% per annum. Forest area (% of land area) in Spain. Geo Briefing: Arctic Tension. As the Arctic heats up, so does the debate surrounding its ownership.
With so much at stake, the Arctic region is becoming an increasingly geopolitical hotspot While the UK’s House of Lords calls for an Arctic Ambassador, Russia vamps up its military presence in the region, and Dutch-Anglo oil giant Shell receives government approval for its Chukchi drilling campaign this week, the Arctic has never been busier. To help keep on top of it all, we explore some of the underlying reasons behind the recent tensions in the area.
The Arctic Council in its eighth session in Kiruna (Image: Jonas Karlsbakk)As a large body of water surrounded by so many coasts, the Arctic needs a large forum for any kind of political discussion. The Arctic Council does some of this legwork. What was once a rather quiet, internal forum is gaining an international presence. Home - Arctic Council. Climate Change Still at Center of Arctic Council Priorities — Arctic Deeply. Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years - Vance Kite. Starting with those first small farming villages, people have flocked to cities in ever increasing numbers.
Urban environments offer the promise of a higher standard of living. Most of the great technological innovations that make our lives what they are came out of the exchange of ideas that result from so many people and ideas being concentrated in one area. This concentration of ideas facilitated rapid, global improvements in living standards which allowed the human population to grow at an unprecedented rate. In 2011 the world population flew past 7 billion people. In recognition of this milestone, the National Geographic society produced a spectacular feature series on the global implications of 7 billion people. Living on a Dollar a Day - Documentary(2013)