This kind of deformation is classified as natural disasters and causes destruction through flooding, rifts and collapsing of large buildings in cities. This affects the environment because it creates a negative balance in energy and leads to mass loss of species, habitats and food sources (Nelson, 2016). Earthquakes break up large portions of continents while volcanic activity creates new land; according to(Botkin and Keller (1998), both of these processes disrupt “atmospheric and ocean circulation” as well as the fauna and flora of an area (pg 142). Figure 5: Sedimentary rock (Sandstone) http://geology.com/rocks/ Figure 6: Metamorphic rock (Marble) http://geology.com/rocks/ Figure 4: Igneous rock (Granite) http://geology.com/rocks/
It has been successful in maintaining peace between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold-War. Also it is believed that the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle-East can stabilize the Arab-Israeli conflict. Nuclear weapons if handled well may have very positive effects and make war difficult to start. War will be difficult to start because it must be remembered that the results of going to war can be disastrous. As per Kenneth Waltz in Sagan’s book, "the probability of major war among states having nuclear weapons approaches zero" (Sagan, Spring, 1994).
AMD (Acid Mine Drainage) is created from sulfuric acid. It 's created when sulfuric acid makes contact with metals and other chemicals from the disposal site and then it creates AMD. Amd does many terrifying things to the environment like, it contaminates lakes, rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water. It also harms human health, fish, wildlife, and it also damages the entire ecosystem. Even the economy gets affected from sulfide mining.
Acid Rain is a form of precipitation that has high levels of hydrogen ions, and minimum ph. Acid rain can be harmful to plants and animals. The terrible chemicals in acid rain is sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which happens when molecules of water in the atmosphere to make acids. The chemicals in acid rain can peel paint from cars and cause corrosion. acid rain is incredibly power and terrible for our eco system.
Several efforts have been made over recent years to maintain a safe and clean environment. However, environmental pollution is getting worst and poses a major threat to the Earth. Environmental pollution is “the contamination of the physical and biological components of the Earth to such an extent that normal environmental processes are adversely affected” (Kemp, 1998, p. 129). There are five known pollution which is in the form of air, water, land, noise and light (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). The first type of pollution is air pollution.
2.2.2 Production of Brine Process of desalination produces heavily concentrated brine, which gets pumped back out to sea. The resulting brine can have a dramatic environmental impact as well as affecting marine life. It is strong enough to kill vegetation and wildlife should they come into contact with it. There is usually anti-scaling agents and chlorine removing chemicals in this brine as well. 3.
What negative impact does coal produced energy do to our environment? There are many issues with coal produced energy. Coal produced energy can lead to people getting asthma, chronic bronchitis and even premature death. That’s only some of the some of the negative impacts coal produced energy does. I believe that coal is bad for the earth, plants, animals and humans based on the information I have collected.
The great challenges and Engineering solutions to the problems of the 21st century Title: Nuclear fusion Author: Ashley Pinto (B00078756) Date: 28-09-2012 Introduction: In this essay I hope to talk to you about nuclear fusion. I will do this by outlining a few important aspects to take into consideration when talking about nuclear fusion. I hope to tell you what nuclear fusion is and when it was discovered. I hope to talk about the dangers involved with nuclear fusion and will it be controlled. I want to talk a bit about some previous nuclear disasters that humanity has faced in the past.
These wastes lead to the contamination of water and sand. The land becomes toxic and unable for animals and insects to live in. Moreover, thousands of people have suffered from severe diarrhea caused by the contaminated water (Nuclear Weapon Effects, 2011). In addition, nuclear weapons can cause a "nuclear winter", which is an environmental devastation. Scientists say when a nuclear explosion happens light, radiation, heat, and large amounts of nitrogen oxide collect in the atmosphere.