When topsoil becomes eroded during heavy rains, it washes away nutrient rich soil needed by plants for growth. This limits the amount of vegetation on an area which subsequently leads to further erosion of soil and therefore soil degradation. Animals may lose habitats and food sources due to lack of plants to feed on and this will affect the natural species population in these areas (Mack, 2017). When loose sediment is combined with water, natural disasters
The salt that ends up in the ponds, streams, and rivers adds a layer of salt water, which restrains nutrients away from underwater vegetation and organisms (Beaudry, Frederic). The chemicals cause many different reactions to the vegetation, which results in the plants dying. The harmful effects of sodium chloride and other chemicals can damage vegetations development and can cause plants to die. After road salt is applied to major highways, there is a considerable amount of salt left over and the residue can cause serious problems on the environment. When road salt is being used it should be more controlled and the amount should be managed so that there are no left-over chemicals on the road that could cause damage.
Acid Rain is a form of precipitation that has high levels of hydrogen ions, and minimum ph. Acid rain can be harmful to plants and animals. The terrible chemicals in acid rain is sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which happens when molecules of water in the atmosphere to make acids. The chemicals in acid rain can peel paint from cars and cause corrosion. acid rain is incredibly power and terrible for our eco system.
This documentary focuses on the main contributors of global climate change in three parts. In part one, the documentary deals with coal and electricity. It shows how mountain-top removal is ruining the mountains in West Virginia and how it affects the health of residents in the area. In this section, the documentary also addresses the issues of coal mining in China, including large emissions of greenhouse gases and smog. In part two, the documentary concentrates on oil and cars.
Introduction Pollution has been around since Ancient Rome and is described as the contamination of our natural environment that is caused by chemicals and gas (Stromberg). Because of pollution in the air, more damaging consequences such as the formation of acid rain are triggered. The largest contributors to pollution are humans through industrial factories that expel foreign chemicals into the atmosphere and cause the formation of acid rain. This topic was chosen to explore the effect of man-made acid rain as a result of pollution in the air on plants, human health, and much more. The effect of pH on oxygen (O2) consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) production is worthy of investigation because human-caused acid rain is at large at many countries and may give clarity to other events that acid rain triggers.
Nutrient pollution coming from agricultural runoff and other fertilizers allows for the growth of species that upset the balance of the ecosystem such as Cattail, harmful algae bloom, and duckweed. The sulfur in the agricultural fertilizers leads to accumulation of toxic mercury in fish, birds, and mammals. Also, exotic animals or invasive species displaced native and threatens to disrupt the ecosystem balance. The purpose of this experiment is to determine how the water quality affects the Everglades ecosystem and how water pollution impacts different species. Urbanization is a big threat that contributes to poor water quality in water pollution.
Our mother earth has now been harmed and injured with all these toxic gases that us humans have released into the atmosphere. These harmful gases have travelled all the way to the clouds and created a monster called acid rain. It may not be found everywhere, but it is living. Acid rain has destroyed crops and even houses all because of us and it won’t stop
Global warming is a serious problem that refers to having too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This problem interacts as a blanket, trapping the heat and warming inside our planet. Humans are used to burn fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal for energy or log and burn the forests for creating new other products. The atmosphere by that is overloaded with carbon dioxide emissions (Climate Hot Map, 2011). There are some specific waste and agricultural management practices that increase the burden on earth by releasing other global warming gases.
Acid precipitation can also adversely affects trees. There is speculation that sulfate and nitrate deposition affects the ability of trees to tolerate cold temperatures, and weakened trees are killed by cold conditions or become susceptible to diseases. Acid rain also affects a lake ecosystem by dissolving chemical elements necessary for life and keeping them in solution so they leave the lake with water outflow. It is also known that acid rain leaches metals, such as aluminum, lead, mercury, and calcium, from soils and rocks in a drainage basin and discharged them into rivers and lakes. The elevated concentrations of aluminum are particularly damaging to fish, because the metal can clog the gills and cause suffocation.