Current environmental issues in Trinidad and Tobago

Source: CIA
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Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, asphalt 

Land use: arable land: 14.62%, permanent crops: 9.16%, other: 76.22% (2005) 

Natural hazards: outside usual path of hurricanes and other tropical storms 

Current environmental issues: water pollution from agricultural chemicals, industrial wastes, and raw sewage; oil pollution of beaches; deforestation; soil erosion 

International environmental agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands. Signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements 

Source: The CIA World Factbook


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