Plastic bag bans are becoming more prevalent. 1. Shoppers worldwide use approximately 500 billion one-time-use plastic bags a year (Plastic Bags Are Killing Us). 2. Mexico City, Burma, Bangladesh, Rwanda and many others have already implemented plastic bag bans (Plastic Bags Are Killing Us).
For instance people in a country controlled by genocide are scared to take action because they think they would be targeted. Before the genocide, there were 7 million people in Rwanda divided into three different ethnical groups. The three groups are the Hutus, Tutsis, and Twas. After the genocide the population decreased to 1.4 million people. As stated in Outreach programme Rwanda genocide and the United Nation, “Thousands died of waterborne disease and they continued to target civilian populations which caused deaths, injury and harm.” This shows that many people in Rwanda died from diseases and some died from being targeted during the genocide.
Over 1,700 people died and more than 50% of the people had family living further away from Lake Nyos who were left to grieve their terrible loss. Also, more than 3,500 livestock died which affected eating resources. This had an effect on companies who were buying those animals
WHO reports that there are about 1.3 million to 4 million cases of cholera reported around the world annually. The disease is also responsible for death of about 21,000 to 143,000 people per year. (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs107/en/) Cholera was once a pandemic disease, causing death of millions of people. Today, cholera exists in regions that are developing but is easily curable and is considered an endemic disease. The
The world is far from perfect. There are tons of problems that affect the world. Some of these problems include: human trafficking, modern day slavery, over population, lack of resources, religious tensions, and disease. Around 63 million people die every year, that is about 2 people every second. Many of the world’s problem stem from a lack of clean and sustainable drinking water for all.
Water Pollution Since Cuba is a primary tourist state with many industries, it creates tons of waste annually. In a year, roughly about 113.5 gallons of seawater are subject to the dumping of agricultural, industrial, and urban waste. Furthermore, 864 gallons of water in lakes and rivers throughout the country is also contaminated. A large part of the contamination comes from the ground after plants and trees have been soaked in fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides. The chemicals are absorbed into the ground and travel into surrounding bodies of water.
Bacteria and metals spread through the floodwaters, and the storm destroyed acres of forestry while leaving the Gulf Coast highly polluted with crude oil. According to Gale, “An estimated 6.5 million gallons of crude oil, as well as fuel from cars, boats, gas stations, and households, was spilled… Floodwaters also tested positive for E. Coli bacteria and heavy metals… The coastal marshes, which act as a natural barrier and protect the coastline from tidal surge, were also destroyed” (Gale). The oil spill, which was considered to be one of the worst oil spills in the country’s history, significantly destroyed the biodiversity of the Gulf Coast: beaches, marine animals, and marshlands that protected the coast from storm surges as a natural barrier. The spill of tons of industrial waste and raw sewage in the floodwaters contributed to the existence of E. coli and heavy metals, which had heavy impact on the heath conditions of the residents of the area. The storm also damaged about 1.3 million acres (5,300 km²) of forestland, 14.6 million cords (52,900,000 m³) of paperwood, and 3.2 billion board feet (7,600,000 m³) of sawtimber in Mississippi.
Jared Snow Ms. Carrell English 1 AP 9/15/15 Water Contamination Water pollution is any chemical, physical, or biological change in the quality of water that has a harmful effect on any living thing that drinks it, uses it or lives in it. I have spent many hours of many days to research this topic to find out facts of water pollution and how to prevent it. According to Food and Water Watch there are over 780 million people all over the earth that are living without clean drinking water. Another fact is every 20 seconds a child under five years old dies from illnesses that are waterborne. There is a lot of information about water contamination, the main topics are, effects of the percentage of water contaminated, ways it gets contaminated, and what to do in the after-math.
Many of the cancer victims are in their youth, and many of them have rare cancers of rectum, stomach and liver. The death rate is high and many patients can’t afford the money for treatment. There is a close link between the locations of cancer villages, factories and polluted river. Thousands of chemicals and petrochemical projects are located on the banks and shores of rivers lakes and reservoirs. Poor environmental regulations, weak enforcement and local corruption mean that factories can discharge their waste water directly into rivers and lakes.