An invasive species is a species that goes into an unnatural habitat for the species and starts to produce into bigger numbers. Should the animal began to start producing into an area that does not have the species it will ruin the environment. The Nutria has invaded places like Michigan, and Washington. Fur farms failed in the 1940s because of the prices, and the Nutria could not produce well so they were released into the wild. This caused a huge impact in the Nutria invading many of the countries in the U.S.
The Indians were outnumbered by the every growing population of Americans trying to take their land. Unfortunate to the Native Americans, the settlers began forcing them into Reservations and stealing their land. Many Indians were slaughtered unnecessarily, even peaceful Indians that were not waging war. It was a difficult time for the Indians even after the Great Sioux War that they had won. They celebrated by continuing their hunting but not long after they were compelled to stop hunting, relinquish their goldfields and go onto a reservation.
The Asian carp should be removed from the Great Lakes as shown in the following paragraphs. The Asian carp are an invasive species because they are killing off many native species by either destroying their habitats or eating a large amount of food. Their population spreads very quickly, which makes it hard to stop or control them. Carp that are filter-feeder often compete with fish such as bigmouth buffalo and paddlefish, by taking away some of their food sources. They can also affect human lives; they have been known to jump up to 10 feet out of the water and even break bones.
They can consume up to one liter per day, some of the particles that are consumed are used for food but they mainly eat plankton. The other particles are combined with mucus,other matters which are deposited on the floor of the lake since they are useless to the Zebra Mussels. In this research we will be talking about how the Zebra Mussels Impacted the Great Lakes, and what the effects were and if they were positive or a negative effect. Results: 300-400 words Invasive species has always been documented to have negative harm to the environment but Zebra Mussels are invasive species that have a negative harm and also a positive effect to the environment. First we will be talking about the negative effect.
However, the Europeans took the Indians’ methods to increase soil nutrients and destroy plant diseases and pests, such as, “annual burnings” (Cronon 90) and drastically increased the intensity and speed at which they were performing it. As a result of this, there was a massive reduction in trees, animals, and farmland. Specifically, trees were at a loss, as they were used for many different things, such as, “ship’s masts” (Cronon 109). Due to the high demand for wood, much of the land was, “‘generally cleared’” (Cronon 113). This loss of trees and forests affected several other aspects of the environment.
Hoovervilles were little towns that people lived in during the Great Depression. They were named Hoovervilles because Hoover caused the crisis by not caring. Okies were refugee farm families who migrated to California to find new jobs and essentially a new life in the 1930s. The Okies took all the feasible jobs and Californians got mad. The Dust Bowl affected people in the same times as the book To Kill A Mockingbird by destroying all their crops.
These diseases harmed all who were diagnosed by it, and wiped out a countless number of the Indian population. Though these diseases did bring lots of death and loss in population, the discovery of certain crops created a stronger impact on the world than deaths of others by disease. The American’s had given crops from the New World like squash, potatoes, and tomatoes to the Europeans from the Old World who had been unfamiliar with these newly exchanged items. For example, potatoes were a crop in which Americans felt were a necessity to always have, and decided to share with this with the Europeans. Soon enough the potatoes traveled and reached Ireland.
Frogs and koalas have been endangered for a long time. Like some reasons of why they are endangered is that people have been destroying their homes. Like frogs have been living in the water but humans dig up the dirt right next to the dirt and koalas humans have been cutting down the trees to make houses for themselves and not keep the koalas home their. Frogs have been dying because people destroy their homes and take all of their food so they can’t survive. Also with why more people in the world they can live in the rain forest where the frogs live and with the koalas the people take the homes by cutting down trees and not growing new ones for the
Forest fires have eaten away at wild life for years and will continue to run their course through the vastness of the United States, however the idea that humans should simply leave the forests alone to burn how they please is not a smart one.The United States Forest Service should continue thinning out forests and setting small fires to decrease the effect that these fires have on the nation. The fire that rushes through the nation when the weather gets dry and warm is not only destroying the forests, but is also destroying American homes. This year alone over five million acres of land have been destroyed by wildfires. Although that is a large amount of area, that number has decreased from the year before which spouts over nine million
According to the Center for Wildlife Damage Management (2013), rabies are a highly contagious and often fatal virus that are most commonly characterized by madness and convulsions, this disease in 2012 alone affected almost 40% of all raccoons and close to 3% of all other species in America. Another major disease that is affecting and harming the population of deer, elk, and moose is chronic wasting disease. According to the chronic wasting disease alliance, chronic wasting disease is a highly transmittable neurological disease that causes the degeneration of the brain, often leading to abnormal behavior and death (2005). While both of these diseases tend to affect certain animals rather than the whole animal
If there is too much of one thing in an ecosystem other things suffer. The overpopulation of deer isn’t only hurting people, but they are hurting other plants and animals in the environment. All these deer are causing more and more car crashes “About 150 people per year are actually killed due to car collisions with deer” (White-tailed deer Overpopulation). All of these deer need something to eat. First they are going to eat up all the plants in the forests which “harms biological diversity of vegetation” and makes a lot of the plants in the area go extinct (White-tailed deer Overpopulation).
The Current Problem Pueraria montana, commonly known as Kudzu, once introduced into an environment kills other vegetation and takes over a landscape. According to Bergmann, (2016), “Kudzu kills surrounding plants by suffocating them under a cover of its leaves, encompassing the area with woody stems and tree trunks, and breaking branches or evacuating entire trees and shrubs.” Not only does Kudzu kill plant life around it; it also grows at an alarming rate of about one foot per day. Mature vines can grow to about 60 - 100 feet in length and spreads by vines that stem at the nodes to arrange new plants (Bergmann, 2009). The researcher proposed several solutions aimed at destroying, limiting growth, or creating a new market for controlled use.
In the period that it was used, agricultural lands were sprayed with Agent Orange in an attempt to starve the enemy by destroying the main crop in the region, rice. While it did kill any plant life exposed to it, Agent Orange also destroyed the lives of many
When eggs break too soon , bird embryos die . Therefore the effects of these chemicals cause incredible drop in the population of the white tailed eagle . The second main issue the white tailed eagle passing through is the the increase of the amount of haunting them . People never will realize how dangerous it is haunting almost vanished
Ill being a disease which infected the megafauna and ultimately killed them off. Kill is where humans come in and hunt down the megafauna until extinction. Finally chill is climate change, which means megafauna couldn’t handle the change in climate. Climate change is the main reason why megafauna became extinct. When megafauna were alive the climate was changing.