The Indian River Lagoon is a beauty to Florida, and a natural landscape, but, it is at risk from pollution. Chemicals, algae blooms, and harmful things that humans do to pollute it, it also puts the animals living in the lagoon at risk of dying, and becoming endangered. The causes of the Indian River Lagoon take effect greatly. Freshwater is also very important, it is a vital life source.
There is a debate about using prescribed fires. Prescribed fires are fires that help reduce the catastrophic damage that wildfire creates. prescribed fires work most of the time, but they can be faulty at some points. That's why some people don't agree with using prescribed fires. Even though they sometimes don't work, they can be really helpful when they do work.
It is important to the environment that there be controlled fires for any number of reasons such as, putting the nutrients back into the soil, and clearing out debris that could be hazardous if a wildfire were to occur. This does not come with out it 's faults, sometimes the fire becomes to big to handle and they become near misses or wildfires. Prescribed fires are great for the ecosystem and the overall well being of forests. They make ecosystems more diverse and replenish the soil for new plant growth.
Maintaining healthy waters are crucial to the human life. Water is needed by all life on earth. Over 1.1 billion people live without access to safe drinking water. In the Elizabethan Age, the concept of treating wastewater had not yet crossed the minds of a society that was dangerously unaware of the potential for the diseases and ill health they faced by exposing themselves to household and personal wastes. With the growth of world population nature cannot always treat all the wastewater created. Each person uses up to 100 gallons of water every day for drinking, cooking, bathing, flushing toilets, laundry, washing cars, and watering lawns. The water that we have used in our homes that goes down the drain is called wastewater. This includes water from baths, showers, sinks, dishwashers, washing machines, and toilets.
Water is always contaminated because of mining industries. There has never been a sulfide mine that hasn’t polluted nearby water resources.There never was a metallic sulfide mine that hasn’t polluted its watershed. While, the water is contaminated humans, animals, and plants would be ill. If they drink that contaminated water for awhile they could end up
Many unknown micro-contaminants are present in water. Some of the micro-contaminations might pose a risk to drinking water and human health. In many countries, surface water is one of the main sources of drinking water. The quality of the drinking water is influenced by many factors, such as agricultural and industrial waste, and is monitored regularly. Stated by the Journal of Chromatography, there are many techniques such as gas and liquid chromatography in order to detect the pollutants. However, there are many unknown compounds present in water, which could pose health risks if not removed. Identification of unknown compounds is based on comparison of the mass spectra of the peaks in the sample with mass libraries or interpretation of the fragmentation. The identification of water contaminations is interesting and similar to the Unknown White Compound lab by making comparisons to other compounds to help identify the
Jamestown was a colony that was established along and around the James River or current day Virginia, by England in 1607. They believed that coming here would bring them riches, be able to convert Natives to Christianity. But between 1607-1610 lots of the colonists did not survive to live a long life in the New World. I believe the reason several Jamestown colonists died was due to the lack of food, lack of water, and the conflict with the Native Americans.
I have seen instances where some of my colleagues have become sick from drinking tap water around the city. No matter where it is such as at their schools such as Pensacola State College or the University of West Florida, at their homes, or in public spots such as restaurants people have noticed that the water is extremely unsanitary. A quote from the DailyFinance article portrays this exactly “Of the 101 chemicals tested for over five years, 45 were discovered. Of them, 21 were discovered in unhealthy amounts. The worst of these were radium-228 and -228, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, alpha particles, benzine and lead. Pensacola 's water was also found to contain cyanide and chloroform” (DailyFinance 2011). When I read this article and saw this quote I searched of the chemicals and how they would impact us if we consumed them and this was a found. Drinking water with
Chemical compounds that are available to determine are CaCO3, CaCl2, Ca(NO3)2, mgCl2, MgSO4, KCl, HCl, HC2H3O2, KNO3, K2SO4, NaC2H3O2, Na2CO3, NaCl, Na2SO4, HNO3, H2SO4, HNO3, H2SO4, NH4Cl, (NH4)2SO4, K2CO3, 0.1 M AgNO3, 0.2 M BaCl, Mg(s), NaOH, and KOH. To start this experiment, start with the flame test by gathering a Bunsen burner and a Nichrome wire. Connect the Bunsen burner with a rubber tube to a laboratory gas. To prepare solutions for the flame test, weigh out 0.205 gram of Unknown Compound using an analytical balance and mixed it into a 140 mL beaker filled with 20 mL ionized water. Ensure that solid is completely dissolved using a stirring rod. Next, a 10 mL beaker is filled with 3 mL of HCl and measure 10 mL of ionized water into a 140 mL beaker. Carefully turn on laboratory burner and start cleaning the Nichrome wire by dipping it into concentrated HCl acid. Hold the Nichrome wire on top of the flame and repeat the step until the wire doesn 't show any color. When the wire is clean, dip the wire again with some of the acid and dip it into the solution with the unknown compound in it. Place the wire back into the flame again and observe the color of the flame. Compare the color of the unknown substance with a flame color chart. Record down the observations into
I organized four different tests; pH paper, alkalinity tests, the number of rocks neutralizing acid, and the number of rocks that don’t neutralize acid. The average for pH paper was seven. The pH is the numeric scale used to specify the acidity or alkalinity of an aqueous solution. The pH scale measures acidity and alkalinity. the pH scale goes from zero, which is an acid reading, to fourteen, which is an alkaline reading. A stream with a great abundance of life would probably have a measurement of or near seven, which is near neutral, or the measurement may be a little higher. For a stream that is not as productive, the pH measurement may be higher or lower than seven. For the alkalinity test, the average was thirteen. An alkalinity test tells you if there are limestone, which neutralizes acid. The average amount of rocks that did neutralize acid was sixty five, while the average amount of rocks that didn’t neutralize acid was twenty nine. Seventy percent of rocks in the stream neutralize
This article presents the impact of climate change in the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists predict climate change will increase the water temperatures, CO2 levels, and stream-channels which will affect the Chesapeake 's physical, chemical, and biological processes. Greater CO2 levels will increase the water temperatures and the precipitation amount and precipitation intensity. Excess precipitation will create stream-channels to the bay, and increase the fluxes of NPS sediment, phosphorus pollution, and nitrogen. Stream-channels deliver sediments and nutrients to the bay, driven to non-point sources. Nutrient-loading will increase the dissolved oxygen, which high levels will harm aquatic life and affect the water quality. Fish and other species will
Starting with the food chain in Chesapeake bay, the plants and algae play the basis role in food chain. They make their own food by sunlight. These plants and algae are bay grass and free floating algae. The plants and algae not only feeds all other organisms in the water but also gives homes and shelter for other organisms. Frogs lay their eggs on the bay grass, giving the tadpoles a home. Fish use the grass for shelter, to hide and protect themselves. Next in the food chain are copepods, which are very small organisms in the animal community, which are mostly referred to as zooplankton. These zooplankton consume the algae and bay grass. The next link in the food chain are anchovies. Anchovies consume the zooplankton. The anchovies are then eaten by tertiary consumers, which are the bigger fish. The last link in the food chain are humans. We then eat the bigger fish (Food Web).
The drought will negatively impact our environment. Drought is a cause of wildfire in California. Wildfires will affect to environment quality, property and lives. Drought leads to arid land forests and high temperature. It is a cause of the wildfire. California received lower rain and wetter less than average. It is one of some reasons wildfire in California. Another cause of the wildfires is dryness weather, wildfires are most frequently in hot areas where there are extended periods of drought and higher temperature. So higher fire season in California is in the summer. The forest is providing the oxygen and fight with global warming. It is also fight flooding, help flash flood and reducing property damage by block the flow. So wildfire
Ocean pollution analysis is entering into big data era with the exponential growth of information technology and increase in the possible sources of ocean water contaminant as well as advancement in ocean observation techniques. The data collected by the various ocean observation and water analysis platforms answer a range of important research question which are crucial in reducing ocean pollution. Given the huge and diverse types of data, sustained measurement and the potential use of the collected data, ocean pollution can be analyze by big data theory. Marine pollution occurs when chemicals, particles, residual agricultural wastes, residential waste and invasive organisms find their way into ocean either through land run off or through point source into the water sources. Collect the data from the ocean, and then using them to analyze the ocean environment and forecasting how the ocean ecology being change. Now, many countries are using this way to product marine organism and ocean
Water is the most important component found on the surface of the earth because it is source of life for living creatures. However, water pollution has become a global concern. Water pollution can have several forms from diverse sources. It is expected that there will be a lack of clean water in next few decades due to pollution. Nile river water in Egypt is the focus of attention of many studies due to many reasons. The first reason is because it is water used by over 13 million inhabitants in Cairo, as well as, other cities. The second reason is that, the Nile is the longest river in the world, flowing northward from its source in Tanzania to its outlet in the Mediterranean Sea, a distance of 6695 km. The Nile water source is tainted by pesticides, sewage, nutrients, and heavy metals. 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.