How We Waste & Lose Water Everyday In Society (In Agriculture, Industry, & Households)

How We Waste & Lose Water Everyday In Society (In Agriculture, Industry, & Households)

There are three main sectors responsible for global fresh water withdrawals – agriculture, in industry, and households. In each of these three sectors, there are various ways we waste or lose water that we might otherwise be able to use, save or re-use. In this guide, we look at the different ways we waste and … Read more

How Much Water Common Household Appliances & Devices Use

How Much Water Do Common Household Appliances Use

We already put together a guide outlining how we use water at home, and how much. In this guide, we look at how much water common household appliances and devices use. These devices and appliances include dishwashers, washing machines, toilets, taps/faucets and so on. We also briefly outline outdoor water use.   Summary – How … Read more

Which Industries Use The Most Water

Which Industries Use The Most Water

Globally, the three main sectors that make up total fresh water withdrawals are – agriculture, industry, and the municipal sector. Different countries can withdraw water in different % shares for these different sectors. Developed and high income countries tend to use more water for energy generation and industry, whilst developing and lower income countries tend … Read more

The Potential Negative Effects Of Mining On The Environment, Animals & Humans

The Potential Negative Effects Of Mining On The Environment, Animals & Humans

Mining (oil and gas, coal, and metal ore mining in particular) is a controversial sector in society. On one hand, mining provides jobs, economic boost, and valuable resources for everyday life. On the other hand, there’s concerns over environmental effects like land degradation, water pollution and air pollution, as well as the impact on wild … Read more

Deforestation: Causes, Sources, Rates, Effects, & Solutions

Deforestation: Causes, Sources, Rates, Effects, & Solutions

Deforestation can have a range of effects on humans and wildlife. In this guide, we discuss what deforestation is, what causes it, where it occurs the most, rates of deforestation, the effects and problems, potential solutions, and how many trees we might really need on Earth. We also look into reforestation and afforestation.   Summary … Read more

Land & Soil Degradation: Types, Causes, Effects, & Solutions

Land & Soil Degradation: Types, Causes, Effects, & Solutions

Land and soil are some of the most important resources to humans on Earth. So, it’s important to learn about how they can be degraded (and conserved/protected). In this guide, we look at what land degradation is, the main types, the causes, the effects/impact, and the potential solutions to prevent it.   Summary – Land … Read more

Human Overpopulation: Causes, Effects, Problems & Solutions

Human Overpopulation: Causes, Effects, Problems & Solutions

Human overpopulation is an issue in it’s own right. But, it’s also an issue that contributes to other key environmental and social issues. The logic behind this is that more people generally means more consumption of resources (of food, water, natural resources etc.), and more consumption can lead to more waste generated, more pollution, and … Read more