Stories about everything from child labor to climate change

Facts about antibiotics

The Sophisticated Microbes

In our society we think of antibiotics as something that humans have invented. It's not. It was discovered by humans. Antibiotics have existed many many millions of years before we did. Microbes were competing for nutrients and thereby evolved sophisticated survival

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Natural resources for kids

Made by Nature, Not by Man

When you hear that we are using up the natural resources of our planet, and that we need 1 Earths to sustain our current population of 7 billion people, what do they mean?

Natural resources are everything that is provided for us by nature. They are not made by man. They can

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Environmental issues for kids

Do you know why we call our planet, Mother Earth?

There’s a blue little planet floating in outer space. It’s the 3rd planet from the sun. It’s very special. Right now, it’s the only planet in the solar system that shows signs of Intelligent Life. It has everything life needs to flourish: water,

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Climate change facts for kids

Interesting Facts about Climate Change

Over millions of years, and up to the present time, our climate continues to go through shifts. Some are more dramatic than others:

  • 800 to 600 million years ago, the Earth was so cold that it was covered with ice.
  • Every 40,000 years, the Earth changes positions
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Water scarcity facts

When the Well Runs Dry

Thinking of the many ways a human being can perish, one of the scariest I can imagine is being in the middle of the ocean and dying of thirst. Can you conceive of it? All that water and not a drop to drink?

Is it possible for our specie to die of thirst when we live in a Blue

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Overpopulation environmental problems

Is It Getting Too Crowded For Comfort?

According to one survey, every year, around 70 million people relocate to the cities from rural areas, creating an unprecedented migration that may have several undesirable repercussions to health, economy and environment. Last year, 54% of the world’s

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Global warming effects on weather

Is Extreme Weather the New Normal?

Scientists have continually warned about the increase in extreme weather conditions, and yet whenever a disaster happens, people ask – is this Climate Change? The writing on the wall seems to be blurry and unclear.

Recently, extreme heat waves, droughts and the

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Causes of non-communicable diseases

The Deteriorating Health of our Population (The Rise in NCD)

NCDs or non-communicable diseases are those conditions that are usually not passed on from one affected person to others, but are caused as a direct result of lifestyle and environmental factors.

These include a host of different

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Burning of fossil fuels effects

The Consequences of our Continued Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Currently, the worldwide demand for fossil fuels is on the increase more than ever. With many countries reporting higher consumption and demand, companies that work on the supply side are gladly investing more resources, in the building of

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What is pollution for kids?

It Affects the Environment and Your Health

Pollution is when gases, smoke and chemicals are introduced into the environment in large doses that makes it harmful for humans, animals and plants. Some forms of pollution can be seen, some are invisible.

Our Earth has an atmosphere that’s made up of

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Chemical pollution examples

The Different Kinds of Chemical Pollution

We are constantly advised to recycle and dispose of our waste in the proper manner, but only a very small percentage of the global population heeds this advice. The result is that they contaminate our environment, resulting in chemical pollution.

It is good

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What are toxic chemicals?

What doesn’t kill you… can make you sick

The Environmental Protection Agency descries a toxic substance as any chemical or mixture that may be harmful to the environment and to human health if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. Most toxic chemicals are man-made or synthetic, but there

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What is chemical pollution?

Chemical pollution definition

Thedefinition ofchemical pollution:

When chemicals are released into our environment and disrupts the balance of our ecosystems, threatening our health, polluting the air we breathe and contaminating our food.

There are many sources of chemical pollution. Our technological

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The hard truth about child slavery

Global Child Slavery Facts:

These child slavery facts may astound you, but in reality, what they show is encouraging although the results are too slow for comfort. There are still far too many children suffering from the worst forms of Child Labor.

  • There has been a 22% decrease in the number of child
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Child labour definition

What is classified as Child Labour?

Child labour is when a person below 15 years of age is doing work that is depriving them of their childhood, their potential and their dignity - when the work is harming their physical and mental development. When a child is forced to leave school or combine

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What pesticides kill bees?

Let me tell you about the Bees…

Bees are not just our suppliers of honey; they’re one of the most important pollinators of our crops. So it’s quite a concern when whole thriving colonies of bees started disappearing – flying off and never returning to their hives, abandoning their queen. It’s a

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Facts about atlantic trash island

The Pacific Garbage Patch is not alone

Unbelievably, there are is another floating island of garbage in the Atlantic Ocean, in the Sargasso Sea. It is not as big or as popular as the Texas-sized Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but it poses the same health risk to animals, birds, other marine mammals and

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Depletion of natural resources

The needs of 7 billion people…

Resources are depleted when it is being used faster than it can replenish itself. The industrial revolution is when it all began. As our culture advanced and our species invented many things that will make our lives easier, our demand for raw materials increased by

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Shocking facts about climate change

Keep calm… there’s a shift in the weather!

Did you notice a change in the weather? Maybe it’s a little warmer where you are or suddenly you experience snow? What about the crazy storms hitting the tropical countries like Typhoon Yolanda? Climate change is real and it’s upon us. Global warming is not

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Facts on the environment

Isn’t Nature Beautiful?

Can you imagine a world where there are no humans? Every living thing on this planet will be able to live its whole life cycle undisturbed. The land will have luscious forests and animals of all kinds will be roaming freely. The oceans will be teeming with fish and the air

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Earth counter

Is there another Earth for humans?

Our search for Earth-like planets continues, but even if we do find one orbiting another star, we still don’t have the technology that will enable our civilization to utilize its resources. It’s going to take too long for us to even get there. Let’s hope that the

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Temperature change over the last 100 years

Is it getting too hot, or what?

According to a continuous study conducted by the NASA’s Goddard institute, the Earth’s average global temperature has risen by 0.8 degrees Celsius or 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the thermometer readings have

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Interesting energy facts

The energy that fuels the world

There are 2 types of energy – Renewable and Non-Renewable. 75% of the energy we use comes from non-renewable energy such as oil, fossil fuels, coal, natural gas and nuclear energy. These are energy sources that cannot be replenished if they run out. Our wish is that

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2014 un climate summit: is it time for a change?

The Climate Summit is an annual get-together of government leaders, heads of the private sector, environmental organizations and civil society, upon the invitation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The purpose of this meeting is to unite the world towards one goal – lower our carbon emission. It

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Hazardous waste facts

Do you know what is Toxic?

Hazardous waste is any chemical or by product that can harm the environment and any living thing that gets exposed to it. These wastes are produced by manufacturing plants, agricultural processes and some household products. The latter is the most overlooked - those that

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Environmental impact of paper production

A useful but wasteful product…

With the improvement in technology and the advent of the printing press and the mechanical harvesting of wood, disposable paper became more affordable for the average consumer. This resulted in a drastic increase in consumption and of course, waste – which all

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Amazing facts about earth

An amazing place!

Take a journey with us as we highlight the most amazing facts about Earth – our Home. We may be separated by countries and continents, but the whole of humanity shares a common space. A little blue ball floating in space, accompanied by its sister moon – the Earth, the 3rd planet

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Child labor in chocolate industry

The dark side of chocolate

There’s a dark and sad side to Chocolate that few people know about. What can be dark about something that’s so delicious?

Child trafficking and slavery

The practice of child trafficking and slavery of children in the cocoa industry is very controversial.

It is said that up to

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Solar energy information and facts

Free and Renewable Energy

Every day, our powerful sun beams energy onto our planet – energy that can be harnessed to provide the planet with free, clean and renewable energy.

So, why aren’t we using it instead of getting our energy from dirty fossil fuel?

With the threat of Global Warming, you’d think

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Alarming facts about global warming

We need to do something now…

What will it take for us to take the dangers of Global Warming seriously? We read about it, hear about it and see the evidence all around us, but we shrug our shoulders when asked to do our share to fix the problem. Yes, it seems like a problem that’s too big for one

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How does pollution affect humans?

We live off the Earth…

Since we share everything on Earth with every living thing on the planet, what happens in one area affects everything too, no matter how far away. Pollution or the introduction of different forms of waste materials in our environment has negative effects to the ecosystem we

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Negative effects of coal mining

A cheap but dirty fuel source…

We have started to look for other sources of renewable energy, but to date, coal is still the number one energy source. Coal provides 40% of the world’s electricity and it produces 39% of global Carbon Dioxide emissions. It’s one of the drivers of our current issue with

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How to stop child labour

No one will produce what no one buys….

Child Labour continues to be a concern in this day and age but because of the efforts of labour groups, governments, companies and ordinary people like you and me, the number of companies employing child labour is going down.

What can be done to stop child labour

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Ocean facts for children

It makes the Earth blue…

When you look at a globe, 70% of our planet is covered with oceans. Humans are the most intelligent form of life on Earth, but we can only live in 30% of it! The ocean is a mystery to us; there is still so much about it that we need to discover. In fact, we know more about

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Global warming definition for kids

A threat to life as we know it…

There are certain conditions that allow for life to flourish on Earth. One of these conditions is that it is neither too hot nor too cold for all living things. It’s just right – and we easily adapt to it. In the past, there were changes in the Earth’s temperature that

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Recycle facts for kids

Say No to Mindless Waste…

Just imagine how much waste 7 billion people can generate. An average person throws away 4 pounds of trash every day and makes about 1.5 tons of solid waste a year. Multiply that by 7 billion and you know why we have environmental problems.

What’s ironic about it is that 75%

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Deforestation facts for kids

In 100 Years, there will be no Rainforests…

When you see paper and wood, what do you think of? Do you think of the tree that was felled to make the product?

Before we started to build cities many centuries ago, they say that 60% of the Earth was covered in Forests. Now, there is less than 10% left.

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Facts about the earth for kids

Blue Marble in the Middle of Nowhere…

Close your eyes and imagine a big dark and empty space. Now, put a blue marble in the middle and make it spin in place. That’s the Earth… home to you and me and all the other living things that share the planet with us. Among all the planets in the solar system,

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Poverty in the world today

What’s it like to be really poor?

More than 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day and an estimated 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty, making do with $1.25 or less daily.

Can you imagine what it’s like to not have enough food to eat and go to bed hungry at night?

Poverty is still a big

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Plastic bag pollution facts

The Bad Boy of Pollution

Plastic bags are one of the main causes of marine pollution, and the focus on plastic bag reduction is ongoing. Many supermarkets have stopped issuing plastic bags to customers, encouraging them to bring their own bags instead. Since we’ve become so used to the convenience of

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Child labor stories

On the street

In the Philippines, street children are common. You will find them begging on the streets playing on the pity of local folks and foreigners alike. The misconception is that these children come from nearby squatter areas just trying to come up with a few pesos to buy their food, very few

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World population counter

7.4 billion and growing

Did you know that 4.3 babies are born every second? It is expected that the world’s population will grow to 8 to 10 billion by 2050.

More: How Many Babies are Born Each Day?

If you look at the size of the Earth’s continents, you’d wonder why over population should be a problem.

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Facts about the environment

It’s everything around you…

You can see it, feel it, hear it, touch it, eat it and interact with it. You are surrounded by Life and Nature – you affect it and it affects you. This is your environment.

Lately, when you hear the word "environment", the word “problem” also comes to mind. The level of

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World oil consumption per day

Oil is a resource… it will run out

For decades now, the topic of when our oil will run out has been the focus of analysts and industry experts. The concern is real. Oil is a resource and will eventually be depleted. Once we discover and process all sources, there’s nothing else. It’s only a question

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Information about global warming

Believe it, it’s here…

From all corners of the globe, from the North to the South Pole and all the areas in between, the signs are showing - our planet is warming up. Our global temperature has increased by 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius). Most of the increase happened over the past 3

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Child labour in sweatshops

Your dress is pretty… who made it?

In recent news, a Welsh woman was looking at the label of a new dress for washing instructions. To her surprise, a message was on the label which said… “Forced to work exhausting hours.” This disturbing message is a fact that’s known all over the world. But when you

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Plastic island pacific ocean

Our Legacy of Trash

If you’re up to date with the news, you’ve probably heard about the floating islands of plastic in our Oceans. The Great Pacific Patch, the Eastern Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex are located between Hawaii and California. It’s in a high pressure area in the middle of

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What is plastic pollution?

It’s cheap… it’s disposable… it’s toxic

Since plastic is such a versatile and cheap material, most of today’s everyday products are made out of it or has some components made of plastic. The problem is, it’s disposable and that’s what we do on a daily basis – we throw them away. Not recycle, not

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Why do species become extinct?

We are in the middle of the 6th Extinction…

Mass extinction is a very rare event. The most well-known extinction is when the dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth, but prior to that there were other extinctions. In fact, before humans arrived on the planet, 99.9% of all species that have

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Rising sea level effects

We can only live on 30% of our planet

We might have the impression that we own the planet, but in reality, we can live only on 30% of it. That’s the total land mass of the Earth. We need dry land to thrive and plant our crops for food. This is the same for all land dwelling animals. Our survival is

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Ice cap melting facts

The Canary in the Gold Mine…

The Ice Caps are like the canary in the gold mine… It will tell you when it’s time to start worrying about Global Warming.

In the last 100 years, the world’s global temperature increased by degree Celsius. What’s the big deal? On a global scale, it’s not easy to make the

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Plastic waste facts

What happens to the Plastic you throw away?

Plastic is one of the most widely used and cheapest materials in the world today. You can find it anywhere. If it’s not made from plastic, it’s wrapped in plastic. We use around 5 trillion plastic bags a year worldwide! The US alone throws away enough

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Child labor working conditions

Blistered small hands…

Awareness of child labor and its health and mental consequences to children has resulted in the decreased number of child laborers – but we still have a long way to go.

Child labor has declined by 1/3 since the year 2000. The International Labor Organization estimates that from

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Effect of growing population

A billion planets, One Earth…

How will our continuously growing population affect our way of life, our planet, our environment? No matter how you look at it, we have a big problem

At the rate we’re going, we are already using up the available resources of 1 Earths, even though this planet is all we

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How many babies are born each day?


Be Fruitful and Multiply!

That is exactly what we’ve been doing for the past century.

It is difficult to come to the exact number of births every day since not all births are registered or recorded.

The UNICEF estimates that an average of 353,000 babies are born each day around the world. The crude

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What does carbon footprint mean?

One small step for Man, One giant leap for Mankind…

Carbon footprint is the amount of energy, greenhouse gases and waste that is generated to support the lifestyle of a country, group or individual. You have your own carbon footprint.

If you live in a small cottage in the countryside, for example, you

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Impact of ecosystem destruction

Everything relies on everything else…

An ecosystem is a community of plants, animals and other living organisms that share the benefits of a particular space or environment such as air, food, water and soil. It’s no different from our human community where every citizen of a city relies on its own

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Global climate change facts

How much trouble are we in?

The last report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5 years ago painted a gloomy picture of our planet’s future – our future. They predicted that global temperature will rise by 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the next century! The next report is due

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Facts about child slavery

It’s no life for a child…

While it’s an appalling fact that slavery still exists in this day of information and worldwide communication, the number of child slaves are going down. This is due to the determination of groups, governments and individuals to stop this practice.

Here are some facts about

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Causes of extinction of species

The 6th Mass Extinction is Here

When we talk about extinctions, we need to understand that it’s not just about the disappearance of a single specie but also the effects of its disappearance to the environment that it interacts with. It’s a broad topic. Concerned groups and governments are trying to

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Interesting environmental facts

We make the world we live in…

People often close their eyes to issues they don’t want to worry about for a couple of reasons.

They feel helpless or they don’t know where to start making a difference. When you hear about slavery and global warming or deforestations, we think these issues are too big

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Why are coral reefs in danger?

60% can disappear in the next 30 years…

To date, we still have around 74% of our coral reefs left. The continuously growing human population and global warming is threatening our coral reefs – where 25% of marine animals live and where 90% of them rely on for one reason or another. The whole marine

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Chemicals used in daily life

A Chemical World

There is currently an estimated 79,788 artificial chemicals in the market today. And this number keeps growing.

We have toothpaste, cosmetics, processed food, pesticides, air fresheners, shampoo, soap and many other consumer goods that we enjoy. They’re everywhere! We live in a world

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Global warming temperature change

Earth has a Fever

...It’s at 14 degrees Celsius and rising. We cannot cope with a further 4 degrees Celsius increase in temperature.

Global warming is a controversial issue with some scientists saying that it’s real and some say that it’s nothing to be alarmed about. The debate is on whether human

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Environmental facts and statistics

Look around you… What do you see?

You hear news from different countries every day. We practically know about an event the moment it happens! We are so interconnected now, but there are still lots of issues that are not being highlighted – for one reason or another.

The World Counts brings these

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How can we stop deforestation?

The Trees have no Tongues…

We’ve heard about how we’re losing vast tracts of forests each year – for many reasons. We’ve also learned about the negative effects. Trees are a very important part of our biodiversity. It is vital to life on Earth. So how come we’re killing them? How can we stop

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Animals that are becoming extinct

Going… Going… Gone

Here’s a list of other animals that are becoming extinct. We didn’t include the Panda which has hugged the spotlight for years.

  • Polar Bears – are losing their environment. Global warming has caused changes in the Arctic landscape where the polar bears live. There are now only
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Coal mining effects on the environment

Black as Coal…

We mine enough coal to give 1 ton to every person on the planet. To date, we have mined an estimated 2.7 billion tons of coal globally and it’s not even half of the year yet.

How the mining of coal is harmful to the environment

We were so happy with this cheap fuel source that we didn’t

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Cool facts about earth

Our Earth is special!

There was a time when we thought everything revolved around our planet and that it was flat! Being at the center of everything played into our desire to be special, and we liked that idea. In fact, we liked it so much that even when Copernicus proved that we, along with other

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Paper waste facts

Paper comes from Trees…

In today’s electronic age, people are starting to consider going paperless. But there’s still a long way to go before we lose our dependence on this very important human product.

From our newspapers to our paper wrappings, paper is still everywhere and most of them are ending

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Ecological footprint definition

What do you Affect?

You hear the term Ecological Footprint thrown here and there – but what does it really mean? Why should you care about it?

The Ecological Footprint definition is simply a way to measure how much we use and consume, in relation to our environment’s capacity to provide and support

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Food waste facts

What’s for Dinner?

We love to eat! So why do we throw away almost half of our food?

Eating is one of the things that we humans need to do to survive. But it’s not just for survival – it’s for enjoyment. We satisfy our cravings and our palates and the act of eating makes us happy. It’s one of life’s

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Pollution from plastic

Plastic is Forever

From bottled water alone, the US throws away enough plastic bottles in one week to encircle our planet 5 times!That’s just 5% of the global population.

Globally, we use 160,000 plastic bags every second!

These plastics when thrown in landfills or elsewhere, find their way into our

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Interesting facts about the ocean

The big blue marble..

71% of our planet is made of ocean and it is home to around 80% of life.

We land dwelling mammals are actually a minority. Since we cannot easily explore our oceans, we know so little about it and much of it is left to be unexplored. It is only now that we are developing vehicles

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Environmental awareness facts

Knowing is half the battle

The World Counts was created to make a difference and raise awareness on our current global challenges.

In this era of communication, it aims to share information to as many people as possible and inspire people to do their share and correct the mistakes that are affecting

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Facts about environmental issues

Are you hungry for information?

In this information age, more and more people are becoming aware of what’s happening around us. The more we know, the more we wonder and our hunger for information grows.

The World Counts provides facts about environmental issues.

Did You Know that..?

  • Every year, an
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Amazing facts on earth

What’s going on with our Mother Earth?

Have you ever wondered about the world we live in?

We’re sure you have. That’s the beauty of this age that we live in. Now more than ever, information is in your fingertips. You can find out anything about everything, anytime.

Just as you’d be interested to know

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How to reduce our ecological footprint

We need one and a half Earths… We only have one…

At the rate we’re using up our planet’s resources, by 2030 we will need 2 Earth’s to sustain our ever growing population. But we only have one.

This means that we are using up our planet’s finite resources, faster than it can replenish itself. We use

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Electronic waste facts

Electronic Revolution = E-Waste

The electronic revolution has changed how we lived, communicated and has brought people around the world closer.

We are in a great era of technological advancement and we are a generation obsessed with technology. We have gadgets of all kinds – from our appliances to

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Child labor facts and statistics

From the Sweat of our Children

It’s heartbreaking to think that in this age of technology and communications, where we know everything that’s happening in the farthest corner of the world, child labor is still allowed to exist.

This is one of the biggest roadblock to human rights worldwide.

Child labor

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Parabens and cancer

What are Parabens?

Parabens are used as a preservative in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. They are also used as food additives. Due to their low cost and their efficiency as a preservative, they have been used for a long time without any issues.

Lately however, Parabens have become increasingly

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How pollution affects the environment

Do you like Seafood?

Seafood is delicious and nutritious and we have relied on the bounty of the ocean as far back as we can remember. But if you know that the fish you love to eat is eating mercury, plastics and other contaminants – will you still eat it? What will it be like to have an ocean devoid

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Population of the world clock

7.2 Billion People – and Only One Earth

How awesome it would be if our astronomers found another planet just like the Earth, and we can move some of our population there.

The resources of this planet will be untouched and the people who will be relocating there will be wiser. They will probably

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Environmental degradation facts

Are we destroying our environment?

We may not be doing it on purpose, but our presence is having a negative effect on our environment.

When we say environment, it means everything around us – our air, our water, the land, our natural resources and even the animals. What we do affects them all.

What is

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Household hazardous waste statistics

Is your Home a Safe Place?

Household Hazardous Waste is any product that you use at home regularly for cleaning, which contains chemicals that are harmful to human health and our environment.

All the products that we have in our homes seem pretty harmless, and they do keep our homes clean. It will

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How does water pollution affect humans?

Is Your Water Clean?

Humans have established communities and flourished around sources of clean, drinkable water since the beginning of time. It’s vital to our survival.

Do you know that you can survive several days without food but not without water? It’s heartbreaking to know that millions of people

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Average daily water usage

Water, water everywhere… but not a drop to drink

Our planet is 75% covered by water – that’s why we’re called the Blue Planet But 97.5% of that water is salt water. We only have 2.5% of freshwater to drink.

Yet, on a daily basis, we use 10 billion tons of freshwater worldwide.

A lot of organizations

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Temperature changes due to global warming

The Debate on Global Warming

Global warming is the term used to describe the increase in our average global temperatures, which can cause our planet’s climate to change.

It is being debated if global warming is a fact, or if it’s just a hoax that’s meant to scare people. There are differing views on

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Deforestation facts and statistics

Our Blue and Green Planet

What makes our planet so different from the rest?

It’s the only one tinged in green… thanks to our forests. Our rainforests were here long before we humans ever existed on our planet. It is home to thousands of species of plants, animals and home to indigenous forest people.

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Interesting facts about plastic bags

What’s the problem with plastic bags?

How can such a flimsy thing cause so many problems? We are so used to using plastic bags to carry things around that we have taken it for granted… but you should start paying attention to how you use plastic bags… and start finding something else to carry your

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What causes air pollution in the world?

What are you Breathing?

Breathing is so natural to humans that we take it for granted.We breathe 11,000 liters of air a day and it’s essential to our continuity as a species.

Hundreds of years ago, before the industrial age, we didn’t worry about our air, but with the industrial boom, humanity’s

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Facts on overfishing

There’s plenty of fish in the sea

This is a favorite expression which means that there’s an abundance of supply. But the truth is different now. If we don’t do something about it, by 2048, there will be no more seafood in our oceans. That’s a very grim prediction… and it’s not very far away.

Why is

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Earth population counter

A short history of our population boom

Before the advances on health and safety measures and before the industrial boom, the human population grew very slowly. We were threatened by many factors that we couldn’t fight yet such as diseases and changes in the weather. Our life expectancy was short.

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Consequences of depletion of natural resources

Are we using up more than what is available?

Our current global population is 7.2 billion and growing. (1) Earth’s total resources are only good for 2 billion people at the current demand. Let’s do the math, and it is obvious that the result is a negative.

The way we’re living, we are already using 2

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Garbage islands in the ocean

Can you imagine islands of garbage with the combined size of India, Europe and Mexico, floating in our ocean?

The rise in population has increased the amount of garbage that we generate. Sadly, inefficient waste management and the indifference of humanity created these toxic islands.

Where are they

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Ozone layer depletion facts

Is there really a hole in our Ozone Layer?

It’s called a hole but it doesn’t really look like a hole. But there’s an area in Antarctica where the ozone layer in the atmosphere is severely depleted.

Life flourished in our planet for millions of years because we had an ozone layer that protected us

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Amazing environmental facts

Earth is amazing!

Our world is a beautiful place and it has sustained everything living on it for millions of years. Although our presence has done much damage to it, we still have a chance to change it.

The wonderful thing that’s happening today is that people are becoming more aware of the needs of

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Bottled water waste facts

Bottled history

There was a time when it was safe to drink the water from our faucets. But for the past 50 years, pollution has become a concern that people became afraid that the toxins were seeping into our water system, especially in the cities. The past 20 years has seen a surge in people’s

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Threats on coral reefs

Can you imagine a world without Coral Reefs?

Corals may look like big chunks of rock but they are actually living organisms. The coral reefs that you see in the oceans are all composed of living things –and this ecosystem is being threatened like never before. To date, 27% of coral reefs have been

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What is an eco footprint?

We only have this planet to call our home

Until we find other Earth-like planets that we can go to, what we have here is all we’ve got. What’s concerning is that we live as if the Earth’s natural resources can never be depleted.

The truth is that humanity is using up 50% more natural resources that

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Current world energy consumption

These are hot topics these days...

...Energy Consumption, Energy Savings and Global Warming. What do they mean and how do they affect us? World Energy Consumption in a nutshell, is the total energy consumed by our civilization. It is measured per year, across all countries. It computes the total

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Badge slavery still exists

Modern day slavery statistics

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Slavery still exists?

You might find it hard to believe since we are all supposed to be a modern and sophisticated species. Slavery is still as brutal and inhuman today as it was In history. It affects the lives of millions of people across the world. The good news

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