WWF Two decades ago it took one ton of wild fish biomass to produce one ton of farmed fish biomass; these days it only takes a little over half a ton, according to a study in the journal PNAS.
Forannual average soil loss by sheet, rill and wind erosion on non-federal US land was estimated to be Resource use has social consequences too The myriad social consequences of resource use are related to issues such as the distribution of raw materials, ready access to clean water, and worldwide food security.
The missing link is to involve policymakers across government and to accept that biodiversity affects every area of the economy. It inevitably generates emissions and other untoward environmental effects across the entire lifecycle of each and every product.
We build roads, hunt animals, cut down trees destroying forests and just litter the planet like crazy. Complex societies have collapsed.
Focusing on soil properties, Oldeman estimated that about 19 million square kilometers of global land area had been degraded; Dregne and Chou, who included degradation of vegetation cover as well as soil, estimated about 36 million square kilometers degraded in the world's dry regions.
Pollution is the number one threat to all aquatic life and is lead cause of reduced biodiversity. Forests are cleared to make way for new humans, which in turn, makes more humans, you can see the problem. Improper product use provokes noxious emissions that can end up in our water, soil and air.
But unfortunately — and inevitably — resource use across the entire supply chain generates environmental pollution; plus worldwide resource use is growing steadily.
As they deal with ongoing destruction, conservationists in Indonesia, which has the third-most tropical forest of any country in the world, are unlikely to be comforted by the fact that global deforestation rates have eased.
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