The environments of the different regions of the world vary incredibly. Levels of economic development, unique culture, and the political situation within each region all impact the environment. These areas of the world also have distinct histories that help to account for present-day environmental differences.
Covered in this section are Africa, Eastern Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Western Asia.
Among the issues discussed for each part of the world are biodiversity, marine environments, urban areas, industrial processes, and more. Resources discussed here include forests, land and water. The factors that influence the environment
are economic, environmental, political, and social. Each region is searching for solutions to its environmental problems, and is involved in regional and national projects aimed at protecting the environment through cooperation.
There are a total of 65 Articles
in this section. The articles cover those issues that are most important topics for each region.
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A bibliography for each article in this section is available on the
CIESIN – The web site for the Center for International Earth Science Information Network provides scientific data on the changing global environment.UNEP's GEO Report – A report by the United Nations Environment Program that discusses major issues in regions around the world.