Dennis B. Blanton describes how causing more and more freshwater is becoming brackish causing fresh water to become scarce. To be able to get drinking water, the colonists dug wells across the land. However, the wells became vulnerable to drought and salt water intrusion. He also talks about how the transition affects the water. Due to the saltwater transition, and the filth within the water, the water was the reason for many diseases.
From the endless fracking today’s economy is depleting. Our natural resources are at risk every time fracking occurs. Fracking needs to be banned since it is hurting our health and that it drains our natural and limited resources required for us to sustain life. Water is an essential to living and it is a need. Without it we would be dead from the dehydration.
However, the migrant of wildlife will become permanent environmental damages because our soil will lose its moisture and quality that includes the loss of wetlands that can lead to a permanent loss of biological productivity. Drought in California can be a contributing factor to wildfire because dry, hot, and changes in temperatures
“You’ve got to put reasonable restrictions so people are only pumping out a reasonable amount of water that underlines their land.”(Khokha 3). California’s new law might affect farmers right now but will help them in the future. If California doesn’t regulate groundwater we will be in serious trouble in the future. If farmers keep wasting the water we have right now, we won’t have enough in the future. Regulating groundwater may also help people in need for water.
Considering the social and economic unsustainability factors of the Three Gorges Dam, there are also various environmental reasons for the unsustainability of the project. The main motive of the Three Gorges Dam project was to be able to prevent floods that have killed thousands of citizens and has destroyed millions of homes, however the dam will flood over 1,000 acres of farmland and will obliterate over dozens of villages, causing 2 million Chinese people to evacuate their home. (China 's Mega Dam) The irony of this situation is that the problem that the dam is trying to fix, the mass floodings, is in fact making the situation worse by flooding more land, and once all of the land is underwater all of the structures and sewage will pollute the Yangtze river and could eventually cause backup in the dams
Ecology Lab California is currently in a water crisis where we are in a loss of water. Californians need a solution to this water crisis or else the entire state may be stuck without water to supply our water needs. Water is necessary in all of California to maintain a sustainable biodiversity. In order to survive, we need to figure out ways to reduce water use in California, which is famous for its farming and weather. Farmers need to find a new way to reduce water.
Ryan, you make a good point mentioning that fracking towns set up to mine the gas increase crime, illness, and stress on rural communities. This affects every country with fracking towns, regardless if it is a developing country or not. Stress is an important aspect related to health, and stress increase in the entire population of a fracking town will also increase the illnesses of these people. These illnesses can make the fracking workers decrease on their work efficiency, that can lead to very important mistakes that could harm other or result in mistakes that can contaminate the environment around the fracking towns. I know I sound very pessimistic, but under constant (even permanent) stress (plus illness) people tend to work less efficiently
The drought has affected California in many different ways, for example, managing the water systems in California, water levels in lakes and reservoirs fall, and streams and river flows diminish. The drought in California is damaging the state 's water supply, thus causing conflict between states, regions, urban residents, and farmers, etc. In the "The West 's Tragedy of the Commons," a man named John Wesley Powell says the following, "A trip through the drought area, supplementing data already on record, makes it evident that we are not confronted merely with a short term problem relief, already being dealt with by several agencies of the Federal Government, but with a long terms problem of readjustment and effective use of all the water available is called for. Intelligent adjustment to the ways of Nature must take the place of attempts to "conquer" her." This statements explains that the government and the citizens have to adjust their usage of water due to the
Fracking is the process of breaking the rock with chemicals and water 3 to 7 miles underground, tearing up the land around the well, putting chemicals underground that can cause defects of crop growth, harming the environment. When done gathering the oils some companies dump unwanted fracking fluids back beneath the surface. This causes plants and the living things that are eating from them contaminated by the underground hydraulic chemicals. (Source 6) In 2010 there was a fracking explosion destroying a huge body of water. This caused a pressurized flow of oil through the Gulf of Mexico floor causing clean water with many plants an animals in it to become threatened by the chemicals.
Marine life habitats are getting destroyed, marine life is declining everyday, how and where the garbage is getting into the oceans, and the drinking water is becoming seriously unsafe to drink. Water Pollution is a huge environmental problem that has serious effects on marine habitats, animals, and water quality. BP1: The world's marine habitat has been getting worse because of how bad the pollution has gotten. “ Over 80% of marine pollution comes from land based activities “ (source 5 ). This quote explains how most of the water pollution is caused by human activity.