Interesting Facts About Environment

Environment Facts

42 unique and interesting facts about the environment;

  • Interesting facts about the environment is that on earth out of total available water, only 3% water is drinkable water, remaining 97% of it is salty water i.e water in oceans and sea.
  • Out of this 3% fresh water more than half can be found in the glaciers in frozen form. The remaining fresh water is underground.
  • 0.3% of fresh water is in our lakes, water streams, rivers, ponds and other sources of surface water.
  • As compare to water in all rivers on our planet, in atmosphere there is more water vapor.
  • 750,000 gallons of water every second is processed by the Niagara Falls.
  • 700 million people do not have access to get clean water.
  • Because of water borne diseases, 6 to 8 million people die annually in the world.
  • 70% of our global freshwater is used by our agricultural activities.
  • As world banned the use of chloro fluorocarbon and hydro fluorocarbon, ozone layer hole which is 29 million square kilometres, is predicted to be fully recover in the coming next 55 years.
  • We added 2.4 trillion tons of Carbon Dioxide gas into our atmosphere in the last 170 years.
  • 25% of our marine life depends on coral reefs, but we have already destroyed 27% of it.
  • We know much about our space, compare to our oceans.
  • The pressure in the extreme deepest part of our ocean can be compared to a human being trying to grip 50 jumbo jets.
  • There will be rise in our sea levels by 66 meters, if the whole world’s Ice is melted, .
  • Most of the living things on our planet live in total darkness because our oceans have an average depth of 12,400 feet.
  • The whole world uses 160,000 plastic bags every second, which is very much hazardous for our environment.
  • Plastic will remain always on earth. Like paper or wood it doesn’t bio-grade itself. It degrades itself in smaller pieces, but remains in environment and polluting it.
  • The US throw away more plastic bottles in a week, if we combine these bottles then we can encircle our planet 5 times.
  • Approximately every year 2.2 billion tons of waste we dump in oceans.
  • The coral reefs that we see now in oceans have been growing for the last 5,000 to 10,000 years. Coral reef grows at a rate of only 0.3 cm to 10 cm a day.
  • As per study, the United states is the highest trash-producing country in the world, which is nearly 1,609 pounds per person per year.
  • 5% people of the world generates nearly 40% of the world’s waste.
  • Annually we throw nearly two billion of plastic razors, 12 billion of disposable diapers and 1.5 million tons of paper towels in waste.
  • A average college student produces about 640 pounds of solid waste every year, which includes 500 disposable cups.
  • Transportation and housing related activities make up about 60% of the carbon footprint in the United States.
  • The United States, the European Union countries, China, Russia, Japan, Canada and India generates 70% of energy related CO₂ emissions.
  • Over 6 million people currently live in coastal areas vulnerable to sea-level rise at 1.5°C degrees, and at 2°C, climate change would affect 10 million more people by the end of this century.
  • For an average of 12 minutes we use plastic bag, but it will remain in the environment for 1,000 years before it decomposes.
  • 90% of the energy used during a washing machine’s cleaning cycle waste into heating the water.
  • 15% of global electricity used in the lighting.
  • By adopting a vegan diet agricultural emissions could be reduced by 70%.
  • Germany has the best recycling rate in the world.
  • With the rate of 100 acres per minute Rain-forests are being cut down.
  • World’s 20% of total oxygen is produced in the Amazon rain-forest, where 1% of tree species controls 50% of carbon emission.
  • Tropical forests are home of 50 percent of all living things on the planet, which covers up to 7 percent of Earth’s landmass.
  • One handful of soil includes billions of micro-organisms that helps to store gases, breaking and retaining the nutrients and growing the healthy plants.
  • Each day about 27,000 trees are cut down just to produce the toilet paper.
  • About 4% of American forests remains today, also these forests have the world’s oldest trees which is about 4,600 years old.
  • We can save 75,000 trees by recycling the one single edition of the New York Times newspaper.
  • One of the biggest reason of deforestation are cows, which requires 28 times more grazing land comparing to chickens or pigs.
  • Every year approximately five million tons of oil ends up in oceans.
  • Interesting facts about the environment is that a single cow releases approximately 400 pounds of methane gas by burps and farts every year.


Environment is very important part of our life. We are totally depend on our earth's environment. Without environment we will never exist. These interesting facts about our environment will motivate you to save our environment.

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