The nature of aquatic systems is in a very delicate balance that is easily altered when chemicals and nutrients are added to the water. One example of this are the Cladophora, which are attached green algae in Lake Ontario. It grows during the summer and lives on nutrients such as phosphorous that make their way into both naturally and through pollution in the form of soaps and fertilizers . The more pollution that flows into Lake Ontario the faster the decline in aquatic health. These contaminants that flow into the water system effect the food web to a large extent.
Urbanization is a big threat that contributes to poor water quality in water pollution. The production of crops in residential areas are causing the Everglades to be drained and decreased in volume. The water flowing from the urban areas to the Everglades are polluting its waterways with pesticides and fertilizers which affect the biodiversity. If the water quality is higher today, then there will be a lower amount of species in the Florida
Introduction Water shortage and water pollution is an urgent crisis in China and is the cause of millions of deaths each year. According to Chinadialogue “(…) water pollution poses a bigger health threat to about 300 million people living in rural areas, and many of them are vulnerable and disadvantaged” (Lin, 2014). This essay addresses water management issues in rural China and suggests more investments should be made in local water management. First, to assess why China should invest more in local water management, research on existing local water management in China has to be included. For a complete insight into China’s water management projects, macro infrastructural-focused solution will also be included.
2 Nov. 2014. The Environmental Magazine published an article about factory farming, and its impact on the environment and climate changes. While many people go uninformed animals from factory farms are major polluters emitting a large percentage of greenhouse gasses in recent years. The side effects of raising animals in factory farms for food have large impacts on the environment, and public health. With the need for more animal pastures, and grazing land deforestation is occurring globally.
The most destructive components of agricultural pollution are livestock manure, poultry litter, and chemical fertilizers. According to 2010 estimates from the EPA, “manure accounts for 19 percent of the nitrogen and 26 percent of the phosphorus entering the Bay” and “chemical fertilizers account for 17 percent of the nitrogen and 19 percent of the phosphorus entering the Bay.” These fertilizers are placed on fields of crops in order to increase total production of the aforementioned
If the water source is not properly treated, health risks and problems could arise. Based on the facts and findings form journals, I would conclude that recycled water is used only for nonpotable purposes. Furthermore, recycled water provide many environmental benefits such as decreasing the diversion of water from sensitive ecosystems. To conclude, recycled water has a lot of nutrients such as nitrogen and very useful for irrigation which allows reduce putting of synthetic fertilizers.. This could also lessen and prevent
What I would do is to give up a number of agricultural practises and follow farming methods that favour environmental conservation and sustainability. Since the area has been cleared already, as a farmer I would firstly resort to start practising agroforestry. Agroforestry requires a farmer to incorporate crops and trees on the same piece of land. This would increase the availability of trees which assists the water cycle. I would also give up the practise of clearing more land for farming by following a crop diversification method which allows a farmer to grow more than one crop on the same piece of land.
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
LITERATURE REVIEW What is water pollution? As the country is becoming more and more populated, the demands for social services have increased significantly. This has led to an increase of the pollution in many developing towns such as Ga-kgapane. The most disturbing and problematic forms of pollution in Ga-kgapane is the pollution of the natural streams. Water pollution is when there is a build of one or more substances in water to such an extent that it causes problems for animals or plants.