In the graph it showed the excess uses of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide which are primary causes of acid rain. Transportation, electric utilities, fuel combustion, and industrial sources of sulfur, and nitrogen emissions can be lowered by limiting the amount of fossil fuels being used. Energy Alternatives like wind power, solar power will be helpful to the environment. Referring to the speaker Car pooling or using different energies available to power automobiles would be
Companies have deposited their waste in the lake, which has caused the lake to be shut down because humans are getting sick and even dying from the polluted waters. Viruses, pathogens, chemicals and toxins are all part of this pollution, which affects recreation, jobs, and habitats of animals. Fishermen have not spent money fishing for sport due to the drastic reduction of the salmon population at Lake Huron. Recreational hours at the lake have also seen a drastic decrease. This devastation affects a majority of the U.S. being one of our largest sources of fresh water, and will only continue to deplete, as companies carelessly dump their waste into the lake.
The procedure consists of injecting a special fluid made up of chemicals and sand into the ground at high pressures to squeeze the natural gas back up through the rocks. By injecting this certain fluid we are leaving mercury, lead, hydrochloric acid, methane, and other poisonous chemicals left to rest in our earth’s crust. Studies show that more than 90% of fracking fluids are left underground. Because we are permanently polluting our land we are putting our environment at high risks of becoming destroyed and it is effecting human health. One resource that is at high risk of being contaminated due to fracking is water.
Another cause of drought is increased wind blowing westward from the desert areas that are east of California, e.g. Arizona. The dry air has no moisture to cause precipitation. 4. The most devastating effect of drought in California is wildfires – dry vegetation is extremely flammable, so fires spread quickly over wide areas.
30-50 percent on the fluids used to perform fracking as left behind. These fluids are harmful to the environment and cannot be broken down. Chemicals from fracking just sit in large pools above ground where they evaporate into the air. It releases harmful VOCs which are volatile organic compounds which contaminant air, acid air, and ground level ozone. When someone does research on hydraulic fracturing, a majority of the stuff that comes on it is negative
Sulfuric Acid is a strong acid that exists as a colorless oily corrosive liquid and is made by reacting sulfur trioxide with water. This is most commonly found in batteries, manufacture of fertilizers, explosives, detergents, dyes and other different chemicals. Sulfuric Acid is very dangerous to humans as it can cause respiratory tracts of humans and other animals while doing some major damage to plants that helps provide oxygen for us. Ground-level ozone is a secondary air pollutant formed when sunlight triggers reactions between nitrogen oxides and volatile hydrocarbons. If a human inhales ground-level ozone it can cause chest pain, throat irritation, and congestion.
2013).Pharmaceutical companies sometimes place active chemicals and waste into groundwater sources, in which almost all of the groundwater may be untreated which most likely cause contamination. (Herber, 2002). Abstract: Increase in the emissions of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels is the largest cause of environmental down grading resulting not only in global warming but also causing acid rain which alters the pH balance of ground water. Water is a universal solvent; however, its dissolving properties are very sensitive to changes in temperature and pH. Global economic growth has, unfortunately,
They are both convection storms, which means rising air causes low pressure and, in turn, makes air rush in from surrounding areas to create very strong winds. However, the area that each storm covers differs drastically. A hurricane can cover up to 600 square miles while blizzards are limited to much smaller areas. To compare and contrast hurricanes and blizzards, the main points of interest are how these natural phenomena are formed, and the destruction associated with them.
Large amounts of methane and other poisonous gases released into the air from the gas wells contribute to heavy air pollution and global warming. Fracking has been linked to movement of radioactive materials and heavy metals from the underground layers of the earth to the surface through flow-back