Agriculture immensely adds to the nutrient and chemical pollution due to the fertilizers used on crops. When rains or winds come through the fertilizer is carried from the fields into the rivers and streams that then lead into the ocean(Effect of Runoff). Red tide had been a huge issue that is unpreventable and caused by dinoflagellates (Red Tide). Red Tide is a type of algal bloom that takes up oxygen in the water. When the oxygen levels in the ocean are lowered it can kill many plants which is very unfortunate for the manatees considering they are herbivores and with their food supply being depleted they may suffer from starvation.
The term "Acid Rain" is a broad term that is used to emphasize on the fact that the rain has become acidic using certain pollutants, which may appear in different forms. For example, the dry deposition is when gases and dust particles become acidic, being able to affect a person 's health by inhaling it. On the other side, wet deposition is when it rains, polluting the trees and lakes. Acid rain is a result of two different sources; first is natural sources, such as decaying vegetation and volcanoes, and man-made sources, which basically consists of the formation of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Acid rain causes lake pollution and acidification, which would later also lead to the damage of trees and many different forest
Landslides may cause the loss of lives and properties. Deforestation causes the soil to lose its stability. Decreasing of trees causes there is lack of tree leaves to protect the soil from the collision of raindrops and also causes the lack of tree roots to hold the soil. Thus, the soil is exposed directly to the raindrop. The top layer of soil is easily washed away by the heavy rainfall.
Some are highly toxic and they can pollute the ground wtaer because they can leak intothe ground and act in the water.1 E. Coli is a bacteria thst is found in humans and animals, it can pollute water through the contact of big waste area’s such as oshawa’s waste area close to Ritson Road. This can get into your water and without good filtration into what you are drinking. Giardiasis is a infection of the small intestine. It can also contaminate the water through the big areas of waste. Finall a nonpoint source is pollution that is harmful substances that occur from human activity.
Most people are exposed to a certain level of pesticides. Farmers who experience routine exposure to pesticides have exhibited neurological symptoms such as headache and hand tremors. Children, in particular, may be more susceptible to negative effects resulting from pesticide exposure. Pesticide runoff can have devastating effects on nontarget organisms as well. For example, roundup, an extremely common herbicide used in agriculture, is highly toxic to fish and amphibians.
Impacts: Animal Agriculture Animal agriculture is something that this world depends on in order to continue human survival. Humans use animals for all sorts of different products around the world. But is it hurting the environment past revival? As many of us know, the use of animals on a factory level is very damaging to the environment. Fecal matter from these farms are often times leached into rivers and are also creating methane gas which helps contribute to global warming.
I use to think pesticides are good because they kill pests, but now I have learned that pesticides are awful to the wildlife, soil, and waterways. Due to pesticides being in the water we drink and in the food we eat, I think it is possible to trace amounts of pesticides in our bodies. “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson calls the readers attention to the issues of pesticides and gives them knowledge on this subject. Pesticides put chemicals into the soil and waterways that hurt the environment. This causes plants and animals to become affected by these chemicals.
With this in place, the waters become murky and filled with substances that can harm marine life. As mentioned in Cindy Clendenon’s article, Pollution of the Ocean by Sewage, Nutrients, and Chemicals, “coasts are densely populated, the amount of sewage reaching seas and oceans is of particular concern because some substances it contains can harm ecosystems
Unfortunately exploiting the earth's petroleum resources has a serious environmental impact as the water gets contaminated and unfit for drinking until purified and oil reserves decrease which leads to scarcity of oil based products . Mining creates shocks and vibrations due to drilling and blasting activities which will lead to noise, dust and collapse of structures in surrounding inhabited areas. The ecology around the mining site will be disturbed causing loss of
One of the most severe problem caused by agriculture goes towards the environment and human society is eutrophication. Eutrophication describes the situation of excessive richness of nutrients in water body, which mainly caused by human activities. Due to the fact that environmental