Fracking Company gave millions of American new job opportunity. Although Everett argues that it’s not hard to properly release gas from shale without polluting waterbeds, Studies have showed the methane in drinking water near drilling areas. Fracking seems an example of negative externalities and missing business sector signs, to which the suitable reaction is unrealistic to be either forbiddance. Rumpler kind of agrees towards the end of reading that the banning would not be a great idea but surely we should not think of expanding this business. If they do ban, price on natural gas, heating price will all go up as Everett
While the quality of water is important for many individuals, wasting water in the matter they do can seem like a major crime. The Congressional Digest also says that fracking is a huge waste of water, and is one of the biggest wastes of water around. Millions of gallons of water are dumped into the soil to pop up these natural gases, and its no longer useful once it comes back. In fact the water that goes down into these holes, does come back up, however once it comes back up with the gas and oil, it is no longer the water we thought it was. The “flow back” or water that returns to the surface, does not always come back up,“…less than 30 percent to more than 70 percent of the original fracture fluid volume” is brought back up, and is rendered unusable (Congressional Digest).
The Chinese citizens living below the Three Gorges Dam are constantly in fear of their land being destroyed and submerged, and their culture being ripped away piece by piece, all caused by the rising waters of the nearly 600 foot tall dam. The Three Gorges Dam is multi billion dollar project that spans the Yangtze river, and is China 's largest project since the great wall. The dam will drive over 2 million villagers out of their homes and will demolish over 1,000 acres of farmland. The Three Gorges Dam is an overall unsustainable project that will affect millions of people socially and will hurt the environment tremendously. The first reason as to why the Three Gorges Dam is an unsustainable project is because the dam is driving around 2 million Chinese people out of their homes, and will sweep away the hard work and and culture of the villagers.
Water contamination and pollution has been a major problem throughout the nation due to the fact that it’s being done all over. Especially of the most recent contamination in Colorado all in the Animas River from the EPA spilling. Within the last couple of month there has been a mere excessive amount of water being polluted and having toxic waste carelessly dumped. The Animas River of Colorado and flowing through Utah, New Mexico, and high Northern Part of Arizona. But it’s not just the that, there are plenty of lakes and rivers that are being contaminated with toxic waste all the time.
Why does Mexico have such a strong pollution rate? Mexico is surrounded by mountains on three sides, it is also 2,240 meters above sea level, this causes Mexico to have less oxygen, this causes pollution to increase rapidly. Diesel fuels do not burn in the correct form in this altitude, which causes high amounts of black carbon. This investigation will aim to test the effects of air pollution on endangered specie populations in Mexico, this is a very serious global issue since many of the beloved animals that are living in our world are despairing due to human mistakes and carelessness. To test air pollution Research Question: What is the effect of air pollution on endangered species population in Mexico?
Red Tide: How it affects Marine Life Red tide in Florida is a reoccurring problem that threatens marine life every year. Red tide in Florida waterways has a negative impact on marine life because it produces toxins that are harmful to marine species. It lessens the amount of oxygen in the water which ultimately leads to the migration and death of many different marine animals. Millions of dollars are poured into red tide research and prevention every year to help predict when and where a red tide is going to form. All the while, millions of dollars are being lost due to a drop in tourism and bans on fishing as red tide wreaks havoc on businesses and marine life.
Water is a resource that is necessary for human survival. It is something that all of us come into contact with on a day to day basis and we never really think of where it comes from or its consequences. Many people believe that water should be able to be freely used because of this necessity, however there are those who view water as a vehicle for profit due to its high demand. Pollution, increased population growth, and scarcity have caused the value of water to skyrocket and almost surpass the need and demand for oil. Majority of the freshwater on earth is not accessible by man, causing the small amount that we can access to be fought over by global corporations and local governments.
Wells can take water from millions of acres away. “Even if that means you are drawing water from beneath your neighbor’s property into your well.”(Khokha 3). People that don’t have wells feel like farmers are stealing most of their water. They are mad because they struggle to get their water and people with wells have more than enough. “You’ve got to put reasonable restrictions so people are only pumping out a reasonable amount of water that underlines their land.”(Khokha 3).
Companies like Pepsi and Coke spend millions of dollars to convince that there bottle is better than the tap and it’s not true. Commercials are meant to mislead consumers to steer away from tap water. They use words like “pure” that imply tap water was impure. An example of a water bottle company that misleads its consumers is Dasani. It’s packaging has images of mountains when in fact Dasani water comes from various municipal tap waters.
Volcano Monitoring We should not continue to predict volcanoes for these reasons: it will cost a lot to pay for the items which will be expressed later on. Volcanic eruptions will happen over and over again and no amount of predictions will stop the damage. Finally, it takes up time and effort and money which we can use to fund many other things like projects in space or other locations which can improve our intelligence of this planet and solar system or maybe even this universe we call home. These are the reasons why we should not continue to predict volcanoes. Another argument is if we should continue to predict earthquakes.