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Environment of Australia

In Australia, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 1.7% of the total energy use. Australia emits 16.5 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Australia is 585.


Total land area of Australia is 7,692,024 km2 (approx. 2,969,893 mi²). 1470832 km2 of Australia's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 19% of all the land in the country.

Issues Australia faces

Currently Australia faces various issues, including soil erosion from overgrazing, industrial development, urbanization, and poor farming practices, soil salinity rising due to the use of poor quality water, desertification, clearing for agricultural purposes threatens the natural habitat of many unique animal and plant species, the Great Barrier Reef off the northeast coast, the largest coral reef in the world, is threatened by increased shipping and its popularity as a tourist site, limited natural fresh water resources.