Question 3 What kind of effects will acid rain cause to the environment? As we know acid rain is acidic and this will surely affect the environment. When acid rain falls, it will change the level of acidic of one habitat which will cause a gigantic damage to the flora and fauna in the habitat. Acid deposition will weaken the plant’s defense system, causing them become weak. It will also remove the nutrient of plant which is calcium and magnesium from soils which will cause the tree’s defence system become weaker.
Acid rain falls not only on the land but also on the lakes, rivers and streams, then make a disaster for the ecosystem for the species that live there. In Sweden acid rain made the lakes so acidic and was the reason behind the death of all the fishes there. The pH concentration will change if the lakes or the streams became acidic, and this will unfortunately cause problems for the fish species and its eggs also. At pHs that is lower than 5 the fish's egg can't be hatch and this will cause later a decline in the fish population and later it might be eliminated. If acid rain falls it will also affects the plants that some animals depends on as a source of food and this will also be a reason behind death of many animals populations (internet
It may alters plant metabolism and reducing crop yields as the natural nutrients present in it are losing from the soil, reducing the ability of the plants to take up nutrients and undergo photosynthesis. As a result, since the plants unable to grow properly, they cannot hold the soil which leading to soil erosion. If certain crops manage to grow under these conditions, they would be poisonous enough to cause serious health problems in people consuming them. Besides, trees and plants also may absorb the soil contaminants and pass them up to the food
Forests: When acid rain falls onto the forest floor, it is absorbed by the soil. If the soil is not able to neutralise the acid, the acid will change the condition and characteristics of the soil. It will cause certain toxic substances, such as aluminium, to be released; it will dissolve and wash away nutrients and helpful minerals before trees can absorb them; and, if the forest is often confronted with acidic fog at high altitudes, it will strip away essential nutrients from leaves. All of these factors combined weaken the tree and cause slower growth, injury and in some cases, death of the tree, especially when combined with other environmental factors such as air pollution or cold
The organism must be in contact with their substrate to utilize and degrade the hydrocarbonWhen the organism grows in the contaminated soil, they utilize these constituent hydrocarbons as substrates.]. Soil contamination with hydrocarbons causes extensive damage of local system since accumulation of pollutants in animals and plant tissue may cause death or
Some are highly toxic and they can pollute the ground wtaer because they can leak intothe ground and act in the water.1 E. Coli is a bacteria thst is found in humans and animals, it can pollute water through the contact of big waste area’s such as oshawa’s waste area close to Ritson Road. This can get into your water and without good filtration into what you are drinking. Giardiasis is a infection of the small intestine. It can also contaminate the water through the big areas of waste. Finall a nonpoint source is pollution that is harmful
Soil is also affected by the overuse of fertilizers and the pesticides, this led to loss of the forest cover, crops in farms and etc. Air pollution is caused and water pollution are caused by terrestrial pollution, in appropriate dumping of garbage have a bad smell and the dust from the building rubbles and the dumped garbage is burned they cause air pollution and the polluted air affect the human health , as the land is contaminated with chemicals and pesticides lad to skin cancer and human respiratory system , also wildlife can be affected as they are threatened regarding to loss of their habitat, food and natural environment . Water pollution is a result of terrestrial pollution as the chemicals and the solid waste dumped near the water are washed by rain in to the river or the stream and lad to pollution of the water. Conclusion Terrestrial pollution is the largest issue in Tembisa that needs to be attended as soon as possible because it does not affect only the polluters but also all the innocent things such as the biotic and the abiotic components of the earth and its natural environment and
Water pollution occur when lack of awareness in individuals or organization in conserving our environment. this leads to the death of aquatic organism when runoff from agricultural activity such nitrogen and phosphorus drained to the lake or rivers nearby. Water pollution also affects the entire biosphere, plants and organisms living in these water bodies. In most cases it is not only affecting individual species and population but is affects also to the natural biological communities. Water is referred as polluted when it is impaired by anthropogenic contaminants and cannot be used by human such as drinking water, or it cannot support other biotic communities such as
When pollution is dumped into water, fish are likely to ingest the pollutant and people eat the fish in countries with little food regulation, this can cause harmful effects to the humans. Environmental pollution can not only affect humans through wildlife but also through the ecosystem. Pollutants can seep into the ground and kill trees and plants. Plants are humans source of oxygen and when trees are eliminated through deforestation and pollution, humans will have no source of oxygen. Agriculture industrys use an excess of fertilizers on crops and it goes into the ruoff and affects people who live nearby.
Reduction of freshwater, along with soil quality depletion slow down the plant growth and reduce productivity that have adverse effects on biodiversity and the wildlife. These have adverse impacts on people livelihoods because coastal people depends on this forest for collecting wood food, honey