A growing number of chemicals had been detected on Long Island drinking water. A study conducted by EPA identified water in Long Island had the man-made chemical, 1,4-dioxane. This chemical was observed being prevalent in Long Island water as opposed to other regions around the nation. Its presence in the water sources of Long Island poses a health risk and danger to the residents, since its known to lead to increased risks of cancer in individuals consuming it(Dooley n.p). A survey done on the water of Long Island found out that the levels of 1,4-dioxane were so high in the water supplies, and that this generates heightened risk on the population that consumes the contaminated water.
The Clean Air Act is recorded as the most comprehensive air pollution control bill in the American history. This Act was created to reduce emissions and pollutants before they had become unmanageable. Since then smog, smoke stacks, and dirty water that had messages on saving the environment have become common. A few people were more aware of the Act and the regulations more than others. While being a large Act, it was an American public urgent call for action for what was seen as an environmental state of emergency.
Many countries like the United States have had over fishing crisis that have been resolved 1. Many countries such as Australia, Chile, Belize, Namibia, Denmark, and the United States, have faced similar problems but the fishing rights they have enforced have helped transform struggling fisheries. Which would be key for the lower status countries. 2. According to the Environmental Defense fund, “In the Gulf of Mexico, red snapper populations are three times what they were in 2007 when we helped reform that fishery” so if we use their methods many other countries might be able to re populate their fish.
I did my research on why I noticed an increase of garbage in the water and it was due to the fact that it rained the day earlier which allowed the runoff filled with garbage to seep into the ocean. I was able to notice an environmental issue just like Lisa was able to in the movie which is another reason why I believe Lisa & I are the most closely related. I believe Lisa’s role in the movie when it comes to environmental issues is most closely related to my life. We both have the ability and will to confront people when it comes to the environmental issues. We also deeply care about the environment more than anybody else and we take notice of an environmental issue when we see it.
Controversial Argumentative Essay Many people would agree with the claim that the passing of the National Minimum Drinking Age act was the responsible and moral decision to make. Since then, it has lowered drunk driving fatalities by 51% and the total of all traffic accidents by 20%. It has even managed to help make intoxication calls for hospitals less common. However, despite these great improvements for the fight towards traffic accidents and irresponsible drinking habits, it has ironically caused more harm than good towards our society in terms of the benefit of our economy, our constitutional rights as Americans, and the safety of young adults. It would be understandable to view the lowering of the current legal drinking age as irresponsible but it would also be unwise to try to fix one problem only to create more.
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.
The first lecture was by Dr.Bob Sanford on Water and Climate Security. Sanford’s lecture discussed how water and climate security are inseparable, and how the amount of people affected by climate disruption will continue to grow. I think this lecture was best summed by up the line “climate change is the new sex, a lot of people get it, but don’t want to talk about it.” I believe that this accurately demonstrates the way many people feel and think about climate change. Global warming is bringing increasing climate variability as the water cycle speeds up, causing more frequent floods as well as droughts. I found Dr. Sanford made a convincing argument for how climate issues could tear our society apart, and of the need to reframe the situation.
Furthermore, the authors studied numerous important environmental factors that may be harming Pacific salmon populations in various ways, making the results more precise and in-depth. They studied the effects of increased water temperature, changes in snow, and water flow on mature salmon as well as their reproduction and survival rates of fry. This article also gives suggestions on how to possibly decrease the negative impact ocean conditions are having on salmon, which is beneficial to know what action can be taken to make a
The drinking age in America has been unchanged over many years but I believe that this is one area of law that should stopped being overlooked as it may be the cause for many unforeseen negative effects. The amount of taxpayers money that is spent on the current law system is outrageous for many reasons, one reason is the number of people in jail or correctional facilities. As we move on to try and better our society in gender inequality and many other areas this is a area that deserves to be targeted as well. One of the ways we could limit the number of people in the law system is ridding the system of unjust laws. Another way is to try to teach people the effects of using alcohol in a responsible manner.
As the result of my experience this semester I can conclude that this experience was a life changing experience. The way I viewed things in the past about the environment has changed. In the past I was not aware of the importance of living a more sustainable life. Also, how protecting our environment is one of the today’s most serious issues. Some of issues and information that I learned throughout this semester was the web life, food web, overpopulation, mutualism & commensalism, climate change, pollution, rainforest & sea destruction, and the extinction of many animals and plants.
The reclamation of the San Joaquin River has improved the surrounding ecosystem drastically. With the river return came improvement in the aspects that were questioned before the restoration. Restoring the San Joaquin has revitalized the community, resurrected the salmon population, and catalyzed a change in California water management. The doubts of the people were settled by proving that the river renewal not only brought back salmon population, but rehabilitated the neighboring areas. Reconstruction of the San Joaquin river has been estimated to generate 11,000 new local jobs in the San Joaquin Valley this will help expand and strengthen the region’s economy.
Critics of this finding still have problems with this publication due to unanswered questions. Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, states that, “The EPA’s water quality study confirms what millions of Americans already know—that dirty oil and gas fracking contaminates drinking water” and that “the EPA chose to leave many critical questions unanswered” (Malewitz). It is critical that the EPA works with the general public to answer every question so that we can begin to work together to understand the complexity of this
Treating wastewater is extremely vital to the health and well-being of eco-systems all around the world. The treatment of wastewater is a fairly modern concept, though collection systems to remove foul-smelling water were common in ancient Rome, it was not until the 19th century that urbanized areas began to realize that removing the pollutants from the water that they were discharging into the environment was extremely important. (1) The reason that this became so relevant was a direct result of populations becoming so concentrated by the late 1800’s that outbreaks of life-threatening illnesses were being linked to bacteria found in the polluted water. (1) As a result of this, the practice of wastewater collection and treatment was developed
Health disparities have been an issue all over the world. In the United States, individual and community activism have been seen in an attempt to address the health inequalities of the underrepresented groups tracing back to 1781 (Mitchell, 2015). With the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the hope for social equality and justice through insurance for all remains complex. The legislation will certainly provide better health outcomes, but health advocacy remains an important aspect in changing the landscape of our health system. A study indicated that the overall rate of insurance coverage increased and a decreased in “coverage disparities related to race and ethnicity” was noted a few years after the ACA was passed (Buchmueller,
Tapped can use these numbers for the rest of the world, but when you really see what these numbers mean you really start to realize tapped is not completely right. "By 2030, two-thirds of the world will be lacking access to clean drinking water." According to who? This may seem like a fact, but truly it is a theory. Lets find the truth about bottled water and how it really helps the world and the people on it.