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Environment of Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 2% of the total energy use. Uzbekistan emits 3.9 metric tons per capita of CO₂.

Forest

Total land area of Uzbekistan is 447,400 km2 (approx. 172,741 mi²). 19690 km2 of Uzbekistan's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 4% of all the land in the country.

Issues Uzbekistan faces

Currently Uzbekistan faces various issues, including shrinkage of the Aral Sea as a result of growing concentrations of chemical pesticides and natural salts, these substances are then blown from the increasingly exposed lake bed and contribute to desertification, water pollution from industrial wastes and the heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides is the cause of many human health disorders, increasing soil salination, soil contamination from buried nuclear processing and agricultural chemicals, including DDT.