The country chosen for this project was Ukraine, no specific interest just a random choice. Located in southeast Europe, Ukraine consists mostly of fertile black soil plains. Mountainous areas include the Carpathians in the southwest and the Crimean chain in the south. Ukraine is bordered by Belarus to the north, Russia on the north and east, Black Sea on the south, Moldova and Romania on the southwest, and by Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland on the west. Ukraine is near the Mediterranean but only on the southern Crimean coast, the precipitation is pretty spread out its very high in the west and north of Ukraine and less in the east and south. Winters fluctuate from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland while summers are warm across the greater part of the country but hot in the south. Ukraine’s current population is 42,675,172 forty six percent males and fifty four percent females.
Ukraine's environmental problems start with the nuclear contamination which resulted from the 1986 Chernobyl accident. One-tenth of Ukraine's land area was affected by the radiation. Approximately one million people were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation through the consumption of food. Approximately 3.5 million of agricultural land and 1.5 million of forest were also contaminated. Pollution from other sources also poses a threat to the environment. Ukraine releases polluted water, heavy metal, organic compounds, and oil-related pollutants into the Black Sea. The water supply in some areas of the country contains toxic industrial chemicals up to ten times the concentration measured to be within safety limits. Air pollution is also a major environmental problem in the Ukraine. In 1992, Ukraine had the world's seventh-highest level of industrial carbon dioxide releases. The pollution of the nation's water has resulted in large scale elimination of the fish population, particularly in the Sea of Azov.
Ukraine declared its independence from Russia on January 28,...