What if urban sprawl is worse than we thought it would be. Urban sprawl is the movement of cities outward into the natural land. People think that urban sprawl is bad for our environment because it leads to more pollution and transportation usage.Other people think that urban sprawl is bad because it disturbs the natural land and animal habitats. Some people even think urban sprawl is good, because we can build more buildings and that means more jobs. While there are many perspectives on urban sprawl, there is one that is convincingly better.
The major sources of water pollution in the Philippines are inadequately treated domestic wastewater or sewage, agricultural wastewater, industrial wastewater, and nonpoint sources such as rain- and groundwater runoff from solid waste or garbage deposits, which is also known as leachate. (The Problem) Water pollution in the Philippines can cause waterborne diseases by drinking polluted water: Typhoid, Amoebiasis, Giardiasis, Ascariasis, and Hookworm. Water pollution may also result from interactions between water and contaminated soil, as well as from deposition of air contaminants (such as acid rain) (Pollution Effects On Humans, Animals, Plants and The Environment) The World Bank estimates that exposure to water pollution and poor sanitation account for one-sixth of reported disease cases, and nearly 6,000 premature deaths per year. The cost of treatment and lost income from illness and death due to water pollution is pegged at PHP 6.7 billion (US$134 million) per year (PEM 2006). (Lohani, B. N., and T. M. Roblo) (Lohani, B. N., and T. M. Roblo) The area in the Philippines that are affected by water pollution are: According to data from the Philippine Environment Monitor and the EMB, four regions had unsatisfactory ratings for their water quality criteria.
Similar to the demographics in Brampton, Mississauga is also defined as suburbia due to its large amount of density housing and cars owned per every working person in a household. In the suburban city of Mississauga there are 228,000 housing units, out of that number of unit 180,000 of them are detached or semi detached houses (Statistics Canada 2011) that is more than 70% of housing. This high percentage of both detached and semi detached houses puts a strain on the roads this is because low-density housing decreases road size. In addition the city of Mississauga also has a very prominent traffic congestion problem this is due to the amount of people that drive their cars to work on a regular basis. In Mississauga 72% of the employed population commute to work by car.
Another place where the pollution of water is at the critical point is Sungai Klang where the pollution really affected the community at that place due to the stinky smell that come from the river, the smell that come from the river is caused by the rubbish that block the flow of water. The pollution in Klang also cause the water source not safe for the daily use such as for washing and drinking. Industrial waste come from the industrial, the waste from the industrial such as paper, an example of industry that give impacts to the water is paper industry as it write words, drawing and printing which they used ink. Inside the ink was the ink pigment which the pigment was not soluble in water, by taking example of white ink contain titanium oxide as the pigment. The last factors that contribute to water pollution is the ballast water tank where the ships carried water together with the organism that were placed in the ballast water tank
One of the major issues sprawl has seemingly encouraged is an automobile dependant environment. The more sprawled out a city becomes, the more dependence we have on our vehicles to get us to work, school, home and places of leisure. This pushes us away from having an effective public transportation system because of its inaccessibility and poorly routed schedules that are inconvenient for many. This is why “smart growth” has progressively been promoted as an alternative method to sprawl because it focuses on public transportation and walking as main sources to building a better environment. However, Robert Bruegmann does not believe that “smart growth” is an effective alternative because heavily dense areas require longer commuting times.
One problem is that water sources are being polluted. When drinking water is compromised, it causes major health concerns. An example would be the water borne diseases that spread through contaminated water. Cholera has caused many people to get sick in the past, and the disease has spread greatly. Humans are also struggling with large amounts of pollution in some cities which is affecting the environment on a large scale.
The Flint water crisis includes supplying insufficient water treatment to the people. The water was contaminated and included high level of leads which put people’s live in danger. The city switched into Flint River to overcome financial shortage to the city. Based on CNN, Flint River had poor quality and it degraded because of presence of fecal coliform bacteria presence, low dissolved oxygen, and toxic substances (CNN). These issues with lake should have been prevented the authorities to switch the water source of the city.
Unfortunately our oceans are suffering from many types of pollutants that are prominent in our environment. One of the main distributors of pollution is sewage. Sewage and other polluting substances flow into the world's rivers and drainage pipes until all of the substances dump out into the ocean. In addition to sewage, other chemicals finds its way to the oceans, which leads to the reduction of oxygen being released into the atmosphere. With this in place, the waters become murky and filled with substances that can harm marine life.
The excess water flowing along the streets picks up litter, oil and other materials, which is then carried into the sea. Majority of the pollution entering the sea is from storm water drains; this is dangerous to the marine life as the water flowing through the storm water is also carrying harmful chemicals that can result in death the creatures. Impacts on the marine life There are a many ocean pollutants that threaten marine life. Pollution leads to unhealthy oceans and even death to the creatures living in it. The concern on ocean pollution is a growing problem that has no clear resolution insight.
Addition to these, disposal of dead bodies, discharge of industrial and sewage wastes and agricultural runoff, which are major cause of ecological damage and pose serious health hazards (Meitei et al., 2004a). The pollutant from agricultural lands such as fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides and from anthropogenic activities such as mining, disposal of toxic metals, human and animal faeces, industrial, domestic, municipal wastes are continuously discharged into river, such as Vaigai, are the major casues for deterioration of water quality (Karet al,2008 and Amman et al, 2002). In order to maintain the quality of drinking water, an essential component to humans and other living
The Puget Sound is polluted, largely because of people’s actions. Efforts to clean up pollution are already underway, but the problem of pollution still persists. The Department of Ecology says that “a major contributor of these toxic pollutants entering the Sound is the stormwater that runs off our highways, roads, driveways, roofs, parking lots, disturbed soils, and other developed surfaces” (“Threats to Puget Sound”). When there is rain, the rain
The buses can be extremely loud and travel on roads/have stops serviced by San Francisco’s Muni buses. The noise and inconvenience of these buses on narrow residential streets have caused inconveniences for citizens. Another negative externality the tech companies are creating is the effect of driving up rental prices within a walking distance of their company city bus stops. Lower-income people should not bear the brunt of the negative externalities of economic
The water carried the debris through the Sacramento Valley, the Delta, and the San Francisco Bay. Rivers, clogged with sediment, would overflow into the floodplains of the lowland. Floods were destructive for the environment and for residents especially in the Central Valley. Recognizing the importance of managing the water levels, residents along the river attempted to build levees. These levees proved ineffective in solving the flooding problem.