Nauru Environment Stats


Current issues limited natural fresh water resources, roof storage tanks collect rainwater but mostly dependent on a single, aging desalination plant; intensive phosphate mining during the past 90 years - mainly by a UK, Australia, and NZ consortium - has left the central 90% of Nauru a wasteland and threatens limited remaining land resources 2011
Pollution > Ozone depleting substance consumption 0.01 2011 156th out of 164
Pollution > Ozone depleting substance consumption per million people 1.07 2011 108th out of 163
Sanitation > Population with improved sanitation > Urban and rural 65.61 2011 127th out of 188
Threatened species 2 1990 157th out of 158
Water > Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban and rural 95.99 2011 95th out of 194

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables


Nauru Environment Profiles (Subcategories)

Pollution 4

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