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Environment of Russia

In Russia, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 8.1% of the total energy use. Russia emits 12.6 metric tons per capita of CO₂.


Total land area of Russia is 17,098,242 km2 (approx. 6,601,638 mi²). 8149300 km2 of Russia's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 48% of all the land in the country.

Issues Russia faces

Currently Russia faces various issues, including air pollution from heavy industry, emissions of coal-fired electric plants, and transportation in major cities, industrial, municipal, and agricultural pollution of inland waterways and seacoasts, deforestation, soil erosion, soil contamination from improper application of agricultural chemicals, scattered areas of sometimes intense radioactive contamination, groundwater contamination from toxic waste, urban solid waste management, abandoned stocks of obsolete pesticides.