The greatest concerns would be a spill or leak near environmentally sensitive places such as wetlands, streams and rivers, shallow groundwater areas, areas near water intakes for drinking water or for commercial/industrial uses, and areas with populations of sensitive wildlife or plant species” (Palliser 2012, 9). If there would be a leak or the crude oil would spill into water, humans could be gravely impacted. There has been research done in the Fort Chipewyan community, in which researchers found that among these people the rates of cancer were higher. This community is near tar-sands operations, downstream of the Athabasca River in Canada. Moreover, the tar-sands pollutants can increase chances of asthma, heart and lung disease
Drinking water sources have been contaminated with explosive methane, as well as other dangerous substances, such as benzene and arsenic, that can cause cancer and other serious illnesses. Toxic chemicals, as well as erosion and runoff from drilling operations, have fouled
The way hydraulic fracturing is affecting the environment is too harmful for it to be a sustainable option. It contaminates drinking water, turns unused lands into industrial dumps. They pollute the air and with global warming emissions and create earthquakes. People’s right to clean water is being compromised by fracking industries, not being careful enough and their lack of regulations enforced on them. There are numerous occasions in
What negative impact does coal produced energy do to our environment? There are many issues with coal produced energy. Coal produced energy can lead to people getting asthma, chronic bronchitis and even premature death. That’s only some of the some of the negative impacts coal produced energy does. I believe that coal is bad for the earth, plants, animals and humans based on the information I have collected.
Oil can literally smother some species because it hinders their ability to absorb from the water. Plants and kelp are particularly affected by oil spills, and as the base of most ocean life it causes ripples up the food change, much like sea star wasting caused ripples down the food chain. Some species are more affected than others such as kelp, sea otters and marine birds all of which play critical roles in the marine ecosystem. Oil spills are yet another threat for these already threatened ecosystems. Unfortunately, oil spills aren’t the only additional threat, as the ocean waters
Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill The incident occurred due to the uncontrolled release of pressure from the oil well and the failure of the pressure control system to contain the pressure, thus leading to an explosion. Following which, the oil rig sank on 22nd April 2010 and led to the largest oil spill in the history of petroleum industry. The risk of oil spill could have been reduced if BP had taken the appropriate measures; as reports have stated that BP were aware of the metal casing for the blowout preventer breaking down under high pressure and yet improper maintenance was done to preserve the functionality of the pressure control system. Environmental impact
What is an oil spill?(JDB) An oil spill is a type of pollution which consists on the dumping of petrol into the environment, mainly into oceans although it can also occur on land. These oil spills are mainly caused by the release of crude oils, wells, platforms and drilling rings. These oil spills, can very well damage the environment and therefore causing many consequences to different groups of animals and pollute the area where the dumping took place.
We need to help prevent oil spills. Oil spills have many effects on all kinds of animals. Oil destroys important features on animals. The NOAA states, “Oil destroys the insulating ability of fur-bearing mammals, such as sea otters, and the water repellency of a bird 's feathers, thus exposing these creatures to the harsh elements,” (https://oceanservice.noaa.gov). Animals
According to Hummer Katelyn death is inevitable with the increase in the voluminous pollutants and waste from the consumer buying behavior. The environment becomes hazardous and anything and anyone who comes into contact with it is more prone to health crisis and conditions that are most likely causes a crisis in the society. Don describes an event of a poisonous a situation where a poisonous product was released forcing a whole family to evacuate. He also describes how one of the family members died as a result of the hazardous exposure (DeLillo 48). This is just one example of the many causes of what waste can do to both people and their environments.
There are many problems that threatens society and one problem in particular, air pollution is a problem that threatens everyone. Air pollution is the contamination of air with pollutants that are harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. It began to be a problem when humans discovered the uses of fire and then the amount of air pollution exponentially grew after the industrial revolution, and is still a problem even today. The largest causes of air pollution are from human activities such as burning of fossil fuels and gas emissions from manufacturing plants. There are ways that ordinary people can help contribute to prevent air pollution and or else face the dangerous consequences of polluted air.
⦁ The map of the Marcellus Shale. ⦁ To penetrate more fracture the use horizontal drilling. Doing so they are capable of drilling millions of cubic feet of gas. ⦁ Issues in the environment
Fracking Company gave millions of American new job opportunity. Although Everett argues that it’s not hard to properly release gas from shale without polluting waterbeds, Studies have showed the methane in drinking water near drilling areas. Fracking seems an example of negative externalities and missing business sector signs, to which the suitable reaction is unrealistic to be either forbiddance. Rumpler kind of agrees towards the end of reading that the banning would not be a great idea but surely we should not think of expanding this business. If they do ban, price on natural gas, heating price will all go up as Everett
The Oil Sands - The Way to Go or Time to Say No? The Oil Sands are a large source of energy in Canada which meet large demands for energy. Alysa Encarnacion, Editorial Writer May 14, 2017 ATHABASCA — The Oil Sands are the “heart” of Canada’s economy, rewarding us with 1.7 trillion dollars. There are both benefits and cons to the Oil Sands, affecting Canada economically, socially, politically, and environmentally. The Oil Sands have contributed $91 billion to Canada’s GDP.
The environment of which one may consider as nature, their surroundings, or habitat, is critical to maintain in order for its components and future generations to meet their needs. In many cases, the environment can be argued as a scientific object as it is oftentimes observed based on the principles of the natural sciences. Therefore, the environment has scientific implications that affects its’ components, which further validates that it is a scientific object. The Great Lakes is an exquisite body of water located in the upper midwest of the United States.