There are many different ways people can harm the earth, and it isn 't just littering. In the article "How Does Pollution Affect All Living Things? ", it states the definition of pollution as the introduction of harmful contaminants into air, water and soil. "The contaminates can have dire effects on entire ecosystems, making life more difficult for humans, plants and animals." All living things can get sick from all the chemicals polluting everywhere they inhabit.
Soil erosion happens more frequently on a larger scale when there is little vegetation on land. Plants shield the rainfall impact and splash, thus letting the water spread slowly into the soil and reducing the rainfall impact. The plant type is crucial in order to have the least amount of soil erosion. Plants that have fibrous root are known to be one of the best kinds to reduce soil erosion such as the grass. During a rainfall, soil erosion is evident and is concerned more.
ENP provides plants and animals with the resources that they need. The park provides many habitats where flora and fauna thrive, such as sawgrass prairies, freshwater sloughs, pine rocklands, estuaries, and hardwood hammocks. These habitats have been altered by many factors including human impacts, hurricanes, non-native species, water quality issues, water quantity issues, wildland fires, etc. (“Environmental Factors”). These factors are the main culprits that are causing the degradation of the park.
Nutrients are chemicals elements that plants and animals require for growth. Macro nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are found in artificial fertilizers. My neighbor would be affecting the nutrient cycle because the fertilizer is extracting nutrients from the soil and leaving them to be placed in the aquatic environment. This affects the Nutrient Cycle. When these nutrients are taken away this can lead to the soil lacking the micro nutrients that are needed.
Turton, A.W. Graham, 2003) This pattern is a formation of the social preference of the livestock that are present in the kraal. Animals will accumulate or form groups around the feeding sites that will therefore lead to increased trampling. The same goes for the drinking site, but it is important to take into account the moisture status of the soil at the time of the experiment. If the experiment was conducted during wet conditions, lower levels of compaction can be expected (L.M.
I do believe however, that the good outways the bad in this situation. Animal agriculture is something that this world depends on in order to continue human survival. Change starts with just a small group of people. In order to reduce the detrimental effects of animal agriculture our human race is going to have to make a huge transition in our food system. With different solutions and trial and error changes can be made possible in the near
Abram also discusses how reducing our use of technology can help us renew our bond with the earth which can lead to an end to things like deforestation and poaching. By reducing our use of technology we will be more aware of how our actions affect other species and we can tailor our actions to benefit them rather than harm them. Singer’s statement of every species being considered equally can also extend to plants. While they do not experience suffering, they can be considered our equals to an extent. They are living organisms and do require certain things, like water and sunlight, to be kept alive.
He uses a aeration machine so the fertilizer and water can do a better job in making the grass grow nicer so it can look better. Then just by looking, we want to do the same as the neighbor so our land can look nice, and we start doing it to accomplish our goal of making the land look greener and pretty like the neighbors land. These aspects could be consider a part of social life and a part of living in a community and learning from one another. Chimpanzees do the same, they are so good at copying techniques that have worked for other chimpanzees in the past in order to accomplish what they desire to achieve. Just by looking at someone else’s technique, chimpanzees are intelligent enough to just copy the strategy from other chimpanzees and to succeed in the same activity with the same technique of doing so (Project R & R).
Poldering is the provision of a ring bund surrounding the area to be protected. This is normally carried out for an area which has high damage potential but for which the cost on overall basin-wide protection would be prohibitive. It includes the provision of internal drainage for the area to be protected and the evacuation of flood water by pumping during periods of high river flows. Canalization also suitable in overcome flash flood. Canalization works include the widening and deepening of channels as well as lining the banks and beds of the channels.
Sediment erosion can affect coral reefs and oyster beds causing even more deaths. They also cause erosion on land, destroying most animal’s habitats and even leaving some islands underwater. Forests become destroyed and force animals to relocate, if they were able to survive the hurricane.
A Riparian Zone is an area next to a creek or river that is not mowed, where natural plant life is carefully cultivated. When you remove the natural plants along the river, the roots of the plants cease to hold the dirt on the riverbank in place, and runoff becomes a larger issue as the banks erode faster, polluting the water. However, the plants can fix this problem.The plants help avoid runoff because their roots absorb much of the extra water that washes pesticides into the river. Also, it anchors the dirt and prevents it from escaping the bank. (Chagrin River Watershed Partners inc, 2016) The riparian zone has some pros and cons.
Can man fix the damage or will they create a new problem? Some conservationists think bringing back the water ways to its original state all the natural vegetation, aquatic macrophytes, submersed plants that grow mostly under the water surface and root to the bottom sediment will come back quickly. Some of these plants are tape grass, hydrilla, Coontail, bladderwort, sago pondweed, Fanwort, Water milfoils, immersed plants they are rooted to the soils on the bottom. Some of these plants are Cattail, bulrush, water spinach, lake hygrophila, marigold, giant foxtail. Can the reconstruction bring back the natural vegetation in the wetlands that the C38 project destroyed of the water ways?
Some subtle details that I observed in the field are that the north was more developed by humans while the south was more natural. I also saw a much denser canopy in the south and the trails there were rockier than the north. The denser canopy could suggest that the south would contain more shade tolerant species. This is supported by the larger number of Thuja plicata and Acer macrophyllum in the south. However, this can be refuted as well, since the north had a larger amount of Polystichum munitum and Tsuga heterophylla, both of which are also shade tolerant.