Interesting Facts About The Environment

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  • Interesting Facts About The Environment

     Graham Soper updated 3 months, 1 week ago 1 Member · 18 Posts
  • Graham Soper

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    Read, learn and share interesting facts about the environment here. You’ll earn Credits for everything you do which will help add value to the donation set aside for your nominated cause as well as increasing the size of your own personal Wisdom Trust Grant Fund.

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    Only 3% of our planet’s water is drinkable. 97% of it is salt water. More than half The Earth’s fresh water can be found frozen in glaciers. Most of the rest is underground, leaving only about 0.3% of all the planet’s fresh water in our lakes, ponds, streams, rivers and other surface water.

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    Every 1 kWh of electricity from a UK plug socket takes almost 3 kWh to produce.

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    Switching from the font ‘Arial’ to ‘Century Gothic’ saves 30% of ink on printing.

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    It takes around 2,700 litres of water to make a single cotton t-shirt.

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    Eat Less Red Meat

    Beef is harmful to the environment. Red meat required 28 times more land to yield as compared to pork or chicken. Cattle ranching contributes to deforestation and overgrazing turns one-fifth of all pastures and ranges into deserts. And cow manure and urine can lead to acid rain in the local area.

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    The amount of water on Earth is constant, and continually recycled over time: so some of the water you drink will have passed through a dinosaur.

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    The total of wood/paper thrown away each year is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years.

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    If you go to the deepest part of our ocean, the pressure can be compared to a human being trying to hold 50 jumbo jets!

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    Our oceans have an average depth of 12,400 feet. This means that most of the living things on our planet live in total darkness.

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    Dolphins shed the top layer of their skin every two hours.

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    There is more water vapor in the atmosphere than all the combined rivers on the planet.

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    The Niagara Falls process 750,000 gallons of water every second!

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    It takes more energy to make 1kg of paper than it takes to make 1kg of steel.

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    It takes almost 500,000 litres of water to extract just 1kg of gold.

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