In 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico the largest oil spill that has ever happened occured. Not only did this spill cost 61.1 billion, but it hurt several humans and animals. A total of 11 workers died from the fatal explosion, and many marine mammals were washing up onto the shore dead. Scientist started to study the animals and noticed many were underweight, and started to develop many diseases caused by the oil spill. A grand total of 200 million gallons of oil was spilled into the Gulf of Mexico within 87 days.
Over one thousand otter carcasses were found and an estimated two thousand eight hundred died from the spill. As a direct result of the spill, roughly three hundred harbour seals died. The oil spill later on caused a collapse of the Pacific Herrings’ population because nearly half of their eggs laid in 1989 were exposed to the oil (Liszka 1-30). These deadly outcomes changed their environment
“Maquiladoras”: Environmental Health Injustice in the U.S-Mexico Border in the Last Decade Social injustice refers to a social unequal distribution of the environmental risks. In our U.S-Mexico region we can find many of them; poor communities, environmental hazards, high rates of chronic diseases and lack of affordable care. All of them coexist and make our border region a big environmental health injustice. Our region is also suffering from a big problem of structural violence which is a term use to describe a form of violence where some social structure may harm people by preventing them from meeting their basic needs. In this case, such structural violence is reflected in the poverty, marginalization and unhealthy situation of factory
Marine life affected by an oil spill are at risk for disrupted growth, development, and reproduction. They are prone to tissue damage, a disrupted immune system and a change in swimming ability and behaviors. The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was deemed the worst oil spill in US history. According to a study by NRDC, the BP oil spill killed more than 1,000 sea turtles, and left more than 2,000 stranded, compared to an average 240 stranded annually. Over 1 million birds, and up to 5,000 marine mammals also lost their lives in the disaster.
The plague impacted parts of Asia today and people are being killed by the disease. In Surat 100 people died from the plague and that affected tons of people(“Plague 1”). In India 4000,000 people fled which means left their homes and go somewhere saver(“Plague Occurs”).The plague was stressful and still is now. There were tons of issues from having the plague and having the causes it also impacted several of people in different
“ Natural gas industry has been identified as a major source of water pollution “ ( source 1 ). This quote from source 1 explains how out of all the ways of polluting the oceans, oil is always one of the worst. “ 8 million metric tons of plastic trash enters the sea from land every year “ ( source 4 ). This quote from source number 4 explains how every year tons and tons of plastic from land, gets into the oceans and continues to pollute. Garbage is polluting the oceans so much that the water is getting so bad, people are getting ill from drinking
Another thing that effects the blue crab 's ecosystem is its environmental threats. To begin, one of the environmental threats that blue crabs face is pollution. In the text, it states, “Approximately 6.4 million tons of plastic and other debris enter the oceans each year. And every year., more than 1 million marine animals die from eating or getting caught in this debris,” (Dignan 13). This shows that an environmental threat that blue crabs face is pollution because if about 1 million animals are dying each year because of pollution, we have a serious problem.
Also Humans Pollution: Environment said, “The vast majority of energy comes from the burning of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal). The increased use of fossil fuels has a negative effect on the health of the environment in terms of air and water pollution. Air pollution from greater coal use and vehicle exhaust has led to acid rain, which is particularly damaging to forests, lakes, and streams.” Most of our energy comes from the burning of fossil fuels which may cause air pollution. The last piece of evidence from Humans Pollution: Environment is, “Rising fossil fuel use also means a greater build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, higher greenhouse gas emissions, and global warming. The environmental costs of using fossil fuels have led to efforts to decrease their level of use.
Aditionally, mining activties also affected water pollution by increasing the amount of toxic elements released into the environment. When coal and other minerals were extracted from underground, they emited several metal waste which was harmful for the water. It is evident that the Indutrial Revolution caused a lot of evnviromental problems for individuals. Without social protest it is doubtful politicians would have responded to the environmental crisis…in the late 1960’s and ealry 1970’s (Halbert, par. 1).
One of the most important causes of Nile contamination is discharging of industrial facilities (Mohamed et al., 1998). Factory waste contains heavy metals such as, Zinc (Zn), Cadmium (Cd), Lead (Pb) and Copper (Cu), which cause toxicity. In this essay, the discussion will point to Nile contamination as a controversial issue and highlight some health problems which occur as consequences of using polluted water in Egypt. Likewise, the essay will raise some scientific methods to determine the percentage of heavy metal in water supported by example. Then it will suggest some chemical technical solutions to reduce the percentage of heavy metals in Nile and reuse it again for many purposes.