The North American node of UNEP's Global Resource Information Database (GRID), designated as GRID-Sioux Falls, is located at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center of the United States Geological Survey in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. GRID-Sioux Falls has been operational since 1991 and functions as a partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Sand and gravel are mined world-wide and account for the largest volume of solid material extracted globally. Formed by erosive processes over thousands of years, they are now being extracted at a rate far greater than their renewal.
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This spectacular video created by Bella Gaia, in cooperation with UNEP, shows environmental issues occurring around the world within the last few decades.
This 2013 Emerging Environmental Issues publication presents the 12 monthly GEAS bulletins in a single document, allowing readers to note and assess significant environmentalevents that took place that year.
Kigali is home to 10.8 percent of Rwanda’s total population (one million people) and is one of Africa's fastest- growing cities. With this success comes challenges that include inadequate water and energy infrastructures, liquid and solid waste management, air and water pollution as well as unsustainable production and consumption lifestyles.
This Arab Region Atlas of Our Changing Environment uses evocative imagery and informative descriptions to tell a story of prominent environmental change across 22 Arab countries over the last 50 years. While this atlas documents the commonalities shared by these nations, it also highlights the unique challenges each country faces in the 21st century.
Complete with up-to-date maps, recent and historical satellite images, ground photographs, data tables, graphs and compelling storylines, the Kenya Wetlands Atlas provides a vivid depiction of the state of Kenya's wetlands.
This assessment study uses multiple sources of data to study the potential hydrological impact of the Gibe III dam in Ethiopia on Lake Turkana water levels.
The Atlas of Rwanda's Changing Environment is a visual account of Rwanda's state of natural resources revealed through maps, current and historical satellite images, aerial and ground photographs as well as narrative based on extensive scientific evidence.
At a time of global changes, the world is striving to face and adapt to alteration. A global multi-hazard early warning system is needed to inform us of pending threats. This report presents an assessment of existing monitoring/early warning systems (EWS) and identifies current gaps and needs for developing a global multi-hazard early warning system.