The oil spill caused monumental environmental damage to the Alaskan coastline where some species are still recovering from today. The impact of the spill on flora and fauna, human life and the economy was staggering which was caused by human error, lack of adequate resources and insufficient support from external systems. The oil spill tested the preparedness and response to a disaster of this magnitude, which revealed many shortcomings. Due to this historical event, numerous important lessons and recommendations emerged to prevent or mitigate the impacts of future
People complain about pollution from factories, cars, global warming, and the melting of polar ice caps, yet many people disregard the dangerous that come with fracking. Fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, and/or boreholes to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas. Fracking is causing an epidemic economically and environmentally. Fracking is continuously destroying the earth day by day. From the endless fracking today’s economy is depleting.
Fracking involves drilling a hole into the ground and injecting a combination of fluids and chemicals into the shale. The fracking fluid contains upwards of 600 different chemicals (David). The pressure of the fluid is what causes the shale to fracture, then releases natural gas. That fracking fluid is what is really dangerous, as this is what poses the biggest threat, since many of those chemicals are extremely dangerous and some are completely unknown by the public. After the fracking process is complete, the fracking water, known as flowback, which includes water, chemicals and additives, is either collected and transferred to holding-tanks or it is injected back into the ground for storage
Have you ever seen a yellow river? Golden river, not so golden after all. In Colorado there was a mine spill in the Animas River that affect many people, animals and their land. The Animas River was polluted with with toxic chemicals that have left an environmental disaster and people can get diseases, from the water, leaving people to wonder if their way of life will ever be the same. The Animas river flowed a yellow color through several states contaminating hundreds of miles of land and the biggest indian reservation in the nation.
Hydraulic Fracking is a process of using miniature earthquakes inside of bedrock, to extract natural gases through the cracks it creates in the ground. While effective for removing our abundance of natural gas we carry underground in the United States, we did not start using this method until the mid 2000s. However a problem emerged from this genius idea of blowing natural fuel from the ground, a major problem that causes thousands of people unexplained water damage. Fracking has created a great deal of job opportunities, and created local investments in the area, what they didn’t foresee was the damage it would cause to the ecosystem, and more specifically the water around the fracking towers (Green Gazelle). When fracking takes place around a neighboring city, the water used by the residence becomes corrupted, brown, flammable and horrid to smell, but somehow is still safe.
The environmental tragedy that occurred in the small neighborhood of Love Canal in 1978 shocked thousands over the country, affected the lives of hundreds, and became known as one of the most catastrophic environmental disasters in the world. The Love Canal originally began with the idea of being a canal that would generate energy throughout the city. Over the years, the canal gained new ownership through the Hooker Chemical Company and turned the space into a chemical dump site. The company lacked proper maintenance and dumped tons of chemicals that seeped into the new homes of civilians. Exposure of toxic chemicals caused many miscarriages and birth defects in children.
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.
In a website Causes and effects of environmental pollution- conserves energy future.(2009). There is an article the writer says that ''acid rains can change the composition of the rivers and the sea, making them toxic for fishes, because the quality of ozone in the thower plants of the atmosphere can causes lung to all animals". that’s shows that what people do it comes back to them in bad effects that they may kill all the animals that they need them for therapy and they may cause a diseases that ends human life . Also as we know that also the plants damaged from the pollution that they may be extinct and people cannot have a good healthy and fresh air that they maybe be sick from it and also the soil will be not good to plant in it and
In recent years more poor, minority communities have been contending that their rights are being violated in disputes over where a plant or waste treatment facility will be built. Such environmental racism lawsuits rarely succeed. But now a federal appeals court in Philadelphia has upheld a group of citizens ' right to go as high as the federal bench to raise the issue. Other solution to this cause is to pass an act regarding its interest in environmental equity and by having EPA officials markedly it clear to oil refinery companies and command greater attention to their surroundings. Having greater regard for the environment will decrease the health concerns for the minority colored
Oceans are polluted by oil daily from oil spills, routine sea shipping, runoffs, and dumping oil straight into the ocean. An oil spill is the discharge of petroleum into habitats by vehicles, vessel or pipelines. It occurs extensively and it mostly takes place in water bodies. It happens due to human carelessness. Spilled oil can harm marine animals because its chemical components are poisonous.