Abigail tells us that noise pollution is hurting animals that use sonar to get around are becoming closer to extinction. The animals hear sonar devices, sound waves from boats, and oil rigs that are really loud. This can cause the animals to have mass strandings, reckless diving, being unable to find food, and have chronic stress. Abigail goes on to inform us that cruise ships have also done a great deal of damage to the ocean life. Since there are poor laws in place regarding the way they dispose of the waste from the ships, it all goes into the ocean untreated with many harmful bacteria, pathogens, and other stuff we dispose of.
If the fish disappear, the migrating birds would have almost nothing to eat. Additionally, the dust in the air causes the local children population to have high rates of asthma in the country. As more and more sand is exposed, the wind will create dust clouds that will make it impossible to abide by federal air quality standards. There are two concepts that people could use to determine how to manage the first ethical dilemma listed. The two sides of environmental ethics can be generalized into life-centered ethics and human-centered ethics.
Because of the environmentally hazardous locations being placed in communities where the health and safety of those who live there are negatively affected, this is NOT sustainable. If we want all people living on Earth in the year 2060 to be able to achieve a quality lifestyle, then we should not be placing waste sites in communities where the health and living conditions are negatively impacted. The main idea of racism is that groups of people are labeled as inferior by another group of people that view themselves as being superior over everyone else. The habits and actions that we engage in today play a major part in the downfall of our environment and it all stems from the issue of being greedy, and possessing the thought that one is superior over everyone else and puts their own wants and needs first regardless of the effects on others and the environment. Sustainability’s main objective is to protect the environment for the future generations by preforming actions that help to make the Earth a better place to live, and Environmental Racism attacks the objective of sustainability by exposing those of minority communities to a toxic and unhealthy environment.
Oceans are being polluted by substances such as farm fertilizers, chemicals produced in factories, and harmful sewage from towns and cities (Claybourne 38). Trash and debris, especially plastics, are deposited into the oceans by humans. These objects can be mistaken as food by many species, which eventually leads to death. When species consume what looks like to be food, but in reality is hazardous waste, the animal contains that chemical inside of them. When a larger animal consumes the hazardous animal, it affects the entire food chain (“What Is Ocean”).
Rats especially, caused a huge problem for many of the soldiers in Trench Warfare. Rats snatched up food when an opportunity was given to them. For the worst part, it could even infect your meal. Rats also terrified soldiers due to their unpleasant demeanor. When I mean that, I'm trying to say that if you were left unguarded, a Rat would most likely assault you.
Marine mammals such as seals are being found entangled in plastic fishnets and several drown. It is tragic that the oceans have large amounts of plastic contamination which is causing problems with marine life and beach birds. It is discovered that these animals are mistaking small plastic debris for food, Susan Casey in her article, “Our Oceans Are Turning Into Plastic…Are You?”
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
Agriculture immensely adds to the nutrient and chemical pollution due to the fertilizers used on crops. When rains or winds come through the fertilizer is carried from the fields into the rivers and streams that then lead into the ocean(Effect of Runoff). Red tide had been a huge issue that is unpreventable and caused by dinoflagellates (Red Tide). Red Tide is a type of algal bloom that takes up oxygen in the water. When the oxygen levels in the ocean are lowered it can kill many plants which is very unfortunate for the manatees considering they are herbivores and with their food supply being depleted they may suffer from starvation.
Although recycling makes a difference, many container still end up in beaches and oceans. The drink containers cause death and injuries for many wildlife and marine creatures. Animals like whales and dolphins become victims of land litter, as 80% of majority of the plastics comes directly from land. Dr Jennifer Lavers, researched the impacts of plastics on marine life, claims that 85% of Australian marine birds are affected by plastics (Stop trashing Australia, 2012). Apart from animals getting tangled in debris, it is extremely harmful when there is run down fishing gear, as it results in ‘ghost fishing’.
Additionally, LitterBonnie enhances the quality of life now and for future generations. Littering is very inconsiderate of others, and if communities use LitterBonnie, our earth will be much cleaner and society will be kinder. This AdaFruit® RedBot® will affect both plant and animal life, too. Littering plastic items can confuse wildlife such as sea turtles, who eat the trash, thinking it is their food, and become sick or die. Also, the polluted runoff from the litter can contaminate plants, crops, seafood, and flowers, leading to a disruption in ourlocal, and soon global, ecosystem.
They have social impacts, such as their endangerment of people and domesticated pets that are unaware of the risk they pose, and the blocking of drains and fouling of swimming pools. They also pose a health hazard as they are known to feed on human faeces, which means that they can acquire human diseases, such as Salmonella, and pass them on through their eggs. They impact the economy by placing a significant strain on the financial resources of land managers because of the ongoing need for research and management. Due to the decline in bush tucker species because of cane toad consumption, such as monitor lizards, snakes and turtles can affect Aboriginal communities culturally and economically. Lastly, there are ethical issues relating to the methods of collecting, euthanasia and disposing of the toads.
Dumpster diving poses many potential health and safety risks. Sifting through the garbage and eating food inside a dumpster without knowing where it has been is a risky behaviour. The health risks are high for those who eat discarded food out of necessity, such as homeless people Dumpster diving can be a controversial topic. Many times, one will either love it or hate it. But in
They are mistaking waste as food and choking on it or getting tangled in it. Littering cost bunches of money to hire people to clean it up. Most importantly, litter can harm people. This can occur by causing fires, accidents, and even spreading disease. Littering has great effects on neighborhoods.