Water pollution is one of the leading environmental and social issues in the world. Water pollution includes pollution of both fresh water sources (lakes, rivers and groundwater aquifers), and also ocean/marine water pollution. In this guide, we’ve outlined what water pollution is, the different types of water pollution, along with causes, sources, examples, effects … Read more Water Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Solutions
There’s two main types of air pollution – indoor air pollution, and outdoor air pollution. This guide focuses on outdoor air pollution (also called ‘ambient air pollution’). We look at what outdoor air pollution is, along with potential causes, sources, examples, effects, and potential ways to prevent, reduce or solve it. (Note – outdoor air … Read more Outdoor Air Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Solutions
There’s two main types of air pollution – indoor, and outdoor air pollution. This guide focuses on indoor air pollution, and specifically in parts of the world where it causes the most harm – which is mostly lower income countries and regions. We look at some causes, sources, examples, effects, and potential ways to prevent … Read more Indoor Air Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Prevention/Solutions
There are different phrases used to describe the different water issues in the world. Different organisations or individuals may describe different things when using these phrases, and may use them in different contexts. To clear up some of the potential uncertainty or confusion, what we’ve done in this guide is unofficially describe each phrase individually, … Read more Phrases For Different Global Water Issues, & What They Each Mean
This is a guide about how much land there is on earth. Below we’ve outlined some of the more important land quantity and land usage stats such as total land, habitable land, agricultural land and arable land. We’ve also noted what arable land is used for, and countries that have the most cultivated land in … Read more How Much Land Is There On Earth, & What Is It Used For?
A large portion of the Earth’s water is in the ocean. Fresh water is distributed unequally in much smaller amounts amongst different countries. Not all fresh water is drinkable though. In this guide, we outline the % share of each water type on Earth. *Note – these numbers are estimates, and are to be used … Read more How Much Water Is There On Earth? (Ocean Water, Fresh Water & Drinkable Water)