2 Nov. 2014. The Environmental Magazine published an article about factory farming, and its impact on the environment and climate changes. While many people go uninformed animals from factory farms are major polluters emitting a large percentage of greenhouse gasses in recent years. The side effects of raising animals in factory farms for food have large impacts on the environment, and public health. With the need for more animal pastures, and grazing land deforestation is occurring globally.
Some sadness and truth in the video about over developed/ used soil leads to droughts, hunger, floods, and climate change. Coal strip mining is one habit that is contributing to environmental disasters due to chemicals being released and seeping into waterways and polluting areas. Combined with populated areas in California with large about of asphalt on the ground allows not runoff in to the ground leading to drought. Now humans are taking water from other parts of the country. Soil is also being affected by Agriculture and affecting family farms leading to high suicides and contaminated soils.
Threw many studies and research it has been proved that the meat industry is at fault for contaminating our oceans and rivers. It is been noted that the meat industry is at fault for the runoff that is dumped into the rivers and the millions of gallons of manure that is dumped into rivers, oceans and lagoons. As well as endangering the well being of sea creatures. According to the article Devil in the deep blue sea by Brian Palmer, the rainfall washes massive amount of fertilizers into the water “Rains wash excess fertilizer from farms into interior waterways, which eventually empty into the ocean.”. One of the waterways that has indulged the excessive amount of fertilizer is the mississippi river “At the mouths of rivers, such as the Mississippi,
When deforestation is committed, the green cover which helps in balancing the atmosphere is reduced and it leads to natural disasters such as global warming, flash floods and green house effect. The animal kingdom is also suffered as the habitat destruction caused by land clearing in such a way that their natural habitat is lost for human’s benefits. Animals are being forced to move further away and adapt new regions or die
A large part of the driving force behind my interest in both Catawba’s environmental degrees and the Environmental Stewards Program is frustration. All too often it seems like people don’t stop to consider the impact their actions can make on the surrounding environment. Well water in neighborhoods similar to my own is poisoned by new developments that spray chemicals in order to obtain the “perfect lawn,” power companies bulldoze entire areas of forests along creeks and rivers with no regard for the destruction of those waterways and the species that depend on them, and those same new developments I’ve mentioned inevitably doom themselves by increasing severe flooding. My goal is to research and raise awareness about issues while helping the
There are situations today where ethics have been compromised because of money or because its easier not to think about. Such examples are that of the cutting down trees for our many purposes which destroys animals homes and our environment. Also by powering factories to make products, releases toxic fumes into our atmosphere. I predict that in the future greed and denial will defeat moral when the government continues to dump oil into the sea which will completely contaminate it and kill all sea
Factory Farm Map states, “Factory farms produce millions of gallons of manure that can spill into waterways from leaking storage lagoons or fields where manure is over-applied to soil. Manure generates hazardous air pollutants and contains contaminants that can endanger human health. Neighbors of factory farms, as well as the workers in them, often suffer intensely from overwhelming odors and related headaches, nausea and other long-term health effects.” This reveals that farmers should not have lagoons because lagoons are bad for residents that live around the lagoons. Factory farms are can be good for any animal that they farm. I understand your point but, however, some factory farms do the right thing and do not hurt the animals but a lot of farms do hurt the animals.
It is also ruining the amazing marine biodiversity that South Africa has. Pollution not only comes from industrial sector such as oil companies, but also from littering and sewage. Plastic pollution is one of the types of pollution that effect the marine environment. It is impossible to give an accurate estimation of the amount of plastic that is being polluted into the ocean. However, in 1975 the global fishing fleet alone dumped approximately 135 400 tons of plastic fishing gear and 23 600 tons of synthetic packaging materials
Endangered specie populations in Mexico Introduction: Humans have drastically modified wildlife by polluting the earth we live in. Pollution is one of the major insidious threats to the environment, it ranges from obvious action, such as dumping in rivers and lakes to sprayed undetected chemicals. However, if the effect is permanent or short term the outcome does not change. Pollution changes the balance of ecosystems which causes numerous animals to become extinct. For example, the Bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and brown pelican all became endangered or extinct prior to scientists finding out that the chemical DDT, a chemical used largely in the United States as a pesticide.
This is a big problem that people face nowadays and they do not have any solution to fix it. The thing that we don’t know is that pollution is an old problem that humans faced many years ago and it only became worse nowadays. Humans bad use for everything they have leads to pollution like throwing waste in oceans and the sea, using chemicals for the plants and also factoring and car smoke that effect on the human life pollution effects animals that some of them may existed and some will be ill and that threatens human life that the virus may move to them also they may don’t have a therapy for it. That all comes from when people use factories smoke and also starting using the cars. In a website Causes and effects of environmental pollution- conserves energy future.(2009).