Gilded age coastline has been losing its wetlands at a rate of 16.57 square miles a year during the past 25 years, equal to the loss of a football field of coast every hour. This loss of wetlands is due to pollution, deforestation, and erosion. The loss has caused has caused loss of biodiversity.
Big portions of the Everglades were drained and converted to farmlands to grow sugarcane. Other places were drained for urban development like building houses and hotels. People built canals to divert water to urban areas and this caused the wading birds to decline. Loss of the Everglades created problems in the ecosystem. There is a lot of phosphorus in runoff during rain from farmlands and caused huge invasion by cattails. Phosphorus was in a concentration of 500 ppb. The dense cattails make birds and alligators unable to nest. Some invasive plants outcompete native plants. Other invasive plants are Melaleuca, Old World climbing fern, Australian Pine, Brazilian Pepper, and Seaside Mahoe. Power plants released mercury to the atmosphere and fell to the water as rain. Phosphorus and mercury caused water pollution and negatively affected many animals and the ecosystem. Many panthers were found dead. We have to improve the water quality in the Everglades otherwise more animals are going to die. In 2000, US congress authorized the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to restore the Everglades. The goal is to capture unused freshwater to places that need it. It is a big challenge to restore the Everglades. Recent estimate that the plan requires about $10 billion and 50 years to
To begin, the history of the Florida Everglades would amaze you. Imagine having no fresh water to drink or do anything with. “The construction and population increase in the Everglades upset is fragile ecosystem, and cut off the flow of fresh water to the Everglades.” As stated on page 113 and paragraph 4. They are beginning
water is necessary to survive for plants, animals and humans. and we are destroying our community primary sources of water by using too much of it. it 's predicted that water withdrawal will drains rivers and destroy habitat for many species of fish and wildlife.
The Botany of Desire is a non-fiction book written by Michael Pollan. The publication date was in the year of 2007 and is a 245 paged book. The Botany of Desire is a book that talks about four different plants. In my opinion, this book was very worth reading. They manipulate human senses such as sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control. It talks about humans vast cultivating these plants for their own use. They have gained many benefits by being in this relationship. There are also some negatives though, the plants are losing biodiversity. Each species have to be ever changing to survive some of the harsh conditions that nature throws its way. Humans have been making exact replicas of them. So if something happens to them, they will go extinct.
Most people are misinformed when it comes to the Florida alligator. Alligators just like any other animal or human being want a safe and secure area of living. These creatures want to be able to live out of harm’s way. One area that seems to be protective of these intelligent reptiles is known as The Florida Everglades.
The Florida Everglades is a 1.5million acre national park. It is a wetland located on the tip of Florida. The Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods that are home to hundreds of animal species. Everglades, Florida, gets 1,447mm of rain per year. On average, there are 263 sunny days per year in Everglades, Florida. The July high is around 33 degrees. The January low is 11 celsius.
Florida's Everglades is a wetland ecosystem that is home the many animal and plants. Florida's Everglades native species are being threatened by invasive species such as pythons and there offspring who have been released in to the wild by pet owners. Before people knew the benefits of Florida's Everglades people wanted to drained it to get rid of the disease caring bugs, residential and industrial development, farming land, and dumping which caused pollution. Now people know the good o Florida's Everglades out ways the bad as it can buffer storms, provide hunting and fishing, and provides jobs and attractions.
The Florida manatee is deemed as one of Florida’s most symbolic marine mammals in the state. Manatees can be found in salt water in the West Indies and fresh water habitats in Florida and coastal regions.
The first white settlers that came to Florida thought it was a good idea to drain the Everglades, but they were wrong. Since those early settlers drained the Everglades we have altered the water system. On page 113 paragraph 3 it says “ The streams were dredged, and the Everglades were nearly drained entirely.” Thanks to those settlers we many never get the Everglades back to the way it used to
Hunting has been a part of our society since the first man set foot on this continent, but animal rights movements have become popular in our society recently that has questioned the necessity of hunting in our modern times. Because of this, animal populations are left freely to where they can multiply at an alarming rate. Hunting is a great means of controlling animal populations’ growth, although greatly opposed by many. While hunting is a very controversial topic in our society, there are great points for being for and against it.
First of all the everglades are found in florida and are an area marshy tract of land that is mostly under water and covered with tall grass, Burmese pythons have made their way into the everglades. The Burmese python are on top of the food chain, with no natural predators these killing machines are unstoppable. In the article “Florida’s Python Hunt” by Andrew Ng, the author elaborates that the Burmese python is too dangerous for the everglades and addresses the problem with a solution there is evidence where “they became too big--is threatening the ecosystem of Florida’s Everglades. With no natural
The Everglades ecosystem is being effected terribly. Animals habitats are being destroyed and everything is unbalanced. The snake is eating all different kinds if animals. If the snake eats all the animals other animals will run out of food. The ecosystem is becoming terribly unbalanced due to the snake eating all the animals. Is there anything we can do to stop
This paper seeks to research the study of climate change and its effects on biodiversity. This will be done by first understanding what climate change is and what the different effects are. Once this is understood, it will be easier to apply this knowledge to the study of biodiversity and how species are affected. Real life examples of different species that are affected will be mentioned and explained.
Global environment can be defined as the environment about our nature and the surroundings that influence worldwide scale an environment could be a desert or polar land.