The Asian carp should be removed from the Great Lakes as shown in the following paragraphs. The Asian carp are an invasive species because they are killing off many native species by either destroying their habitats or eating a large amount of food. Their population spreads very quickly, which makes it hard to stop or control them. Carp that are filter-feeder often compete with fish such as bigmouth buffalo and paddlefish, by taking away some of their food sources. They can also affect human lives; they have been known to jump up to 10 feet out of the water and even break bones.
The use of weedkillers does not harm this intricate relationship of plants. For example, sagebrush allows the retention of moisture which might have helped the grass the farmers have planted but they have killed everything in the way of the growth of the new grass. The removal of the sagebrush also ruins the lives of animals that need it (antelope and sage grouse). A removal of one species of plant can easily affect the whole ecosystem, potentially crippling it. Use of herbicide on roadsides can damage the aesthetic appeal and the environment around it.
Biomagnification (where an animal eats another animal with oil in/on it and then the oil basically gets more dangerous inside the animal) is also messing up food chains when an animals eats something like a fish. Bardoff also declared, “Oil can be easily absorbed by a fish’s fatty tissues, causing biomagnification of the pollutant to the next predator,” (http://www.onegreenplanet.org). For example, if a seal eats a fish, the seal will be poisoned from the oil worse than the fish was. In addition to animals being harmed, people can also be harmed, but
The wells the colonists made were risky because of the high chance of salt water intrusion. Also, you have to remember the human waste festering in the water, and even when the tides rush in it doesn’t move the waste out. Therefore, there could be diseases in the water, which could kill the colonists. Remember that the people in the 1600s could not filter water like we can so the colonists (because of the lack of freshwater) had to drink the contaminated water, which could lead to death. This is why I believe that one of the major factors of the colonists deaths is the environment.
Foremost, Carson evokes pity towards the defenseless birds, and anger toward the farmers for their actions, with emotionally-charged words. The repetition of the word “killing” supports Carson belief that the destruction of birds is savage path farmers choose, because the word connotes evil. The evil, associated with the word, arouses anger at the farmers for their ill doing; additionally, the word
In the 1970’s, Asian flying carp was brought over to the United States to filter waterways of unnecessary algae and bacteria. Since their introduction, these carp have spread across the country, and are currently wreaking havoc on the environment: outcompeting all native fish species due to their aggressiveness and adaptability. They have also been know to cause damages to property and fatally injure fishermen. This fish was originally imported for a good cause, to benefit the environment; the aftermath was unseen and unexpected. People often get involved in situations not pertaining to them because they believe they are able to resolve the issues, and the baleful impacts left behind from these conflicts are generally not deliberate.
Marine animals are dying because we as humans can’t keep our waste in the right places. Pollution negatively affects marine animals because garbage is making it’s way into the oceans, taking away their homes, and killing them. How can we be more careful with our garbage? How is garbage taking the animals homes away? How is garbage killing marine animals, and what will happen if they go
This also has a big part of why salmon are going extinct. ("Sockeye Salmon" 2017) In order to save the salmon people are needing to let nature take its course by letting the rivers flow free to take down the dams and, minimize the amount breeding in the fish hatcheries. People have had too big of an effect on salmon by building dams, causing climate change, and straightening rivers. The human effort alone is causing the population and size of salmon to decrease. ("Salmon Information, Facts, and Photos") This decrease is causing a lack of nutrients in the water and forests.
In the data as shown above, animal testing should be banned. Animal testing can lead to the death of the animal. Also animal testing is inhumane because of the treatment, and living conditions. Although, animal testing can lead to advancements in the medical field it has failed more than succeeding. Imagine being the animal trapped in that cage, make them change and ban animal testing.
The global production of animal products aids in the destruction of water quality worldwide. FAO (2009) mentions that the water quality is tainted through the release of nitrogen, phosphorous, pathogens and other substances which goes into water ways and groundwater mainly from manure production in intensive livestock. Accordingly, poor manure management results in the pollution of surface and ground water. Air quality is also impacted by meat production; meat production contributes to the level of ammonia, which is released from manure and urine, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide and other harmful substances. Samer (2016) refers to hydrogen sulphide as “an aggressive trace gas”, it is emitted in large amounts after manure is broken down anaerobically during sometime in storage.
There are situations today where ethics have been compromised because of money or because its easier not to think about. Such examples are that of the cutting down trees for our many purposes which destroys animals homes and our environment. Also by powering factories to make products, releases toxic fumes into our atmosphere. I predict that in the future greed and denial will defeat moral when the government continues to dump oil into the sea which will completely contaminate it and kill all sea