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Adefolake: Did you know? electricity was generated from mushroom and bacteria

According to the United Nations Environment Programme:

  1. Scientists recently generated small quantities of electricity from a mushroom covered in bacteria. This shows a great potential of using bacteria for clean energy production!
  2. 70% of the world’s freshwater is used for agriculture
  3. It takes less than about 140 litres of water to grow and process the coffee beans for one cup of coffee.
  4. It takes 196 litres of water to produce one glass of pasteurized milk.
  5. It takes more than 38 litres of water to produce one slice of wheat bread.
  6. Brushing your teeth requires around 7.5 litres of water.
  7. An automatic dishwater uses approxiamately 34 to 45 litres of water while hand washing dishes can use up to 76 litres.
  8. About 97% of the Earth’s water can be found in the oceans.
  9. By walking or cycling, you are indirectly contributing to produce brightly coloured sunrises and sunsets. Vibrant sunsets are produced when air pollutant particles are minimal as the light doesn’t scatter as much. 
  10. Grevy’s zebras are the largest of the wild horse family and their unique stripes are as distinctive as human fingerprints. They are endangered due to hunting and loss of habitat and can only be found in Kenya and Ethiopia.
  11. Mountains cover 24% of the Earth’s landmass and support a variety of ecosystems. They are often called nature’s water towers. 
  12. A sustainable economy is worth $12 trillion and can create 380 million jobs. 
  13. All lakes are either open or closed. If water leaves a lake by a river or other outlet, it is said to be open. All freshwater lakes are open. But if water only leaves a lake by evaporation, the lake is closed. 
  14. 70- 90% of coral will be lost in the next few decades. #clean sea
  15. 50 billion tons of sand and gravel are used around the world every year. If not managed correctly, excessive sand extraction can lead to an imbalance in the environment. 
  16. Air pollution kills 6.5 million people prematurely every year. #clean energy
  17. 95% of our food comes from the soil.
  18. Seagrass can store up to 10 times as much carbon as the same area of healthy rainforest. It accounts for 10% of the annual carbon sink capacity of the oceans.


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