Mostly Air pollution is also a major concern. According to the Lake Huron Center for Coastal Conservation, “The air quality of the Ontario Lake Huron Shoreline is among the worst in Southern Ontario” Some chemicals that contribute to this Air Pollutions are pesticides, lead, mercury, PCBs, furans and dioxins. What is Pollution? Pollutions is anything that put in environment that harms or change the ecosystem. Water Pollution is a large problem to the lakes and all over the world.
As a result of the large number of inhabitants surrounding the lakes and the many industries that depend on the area, the environment is subject to several ecological hardships such as sewage disposal, agricultural/urban runoff, and industrial effluent (Beeton, 1965). These sources of pollution have detrimental effects on local fishing and wildlife, as well as air and water quality. Since the 1950s concern about the current situation of the Great Lakes has been growing. As a result, the government and the public have been searching for practicable solutions to the potentially toxic wasteland. Magnitude of the Problem: Steel production, bulk goods transport, commercial and sport fisheries, agriculture, recreation and tourism are the main industries that encompass the economic capacity of the great lakes.
It polluted the whole river as the chemicals flowed down the river Rhine. It was one of the major sources of water that flowed through four major countries of Europe. Now the contaminated water could not be used by these people. The chemicals killed many species in water. Dead fishes could be seen floating on water.
Aquatic invertebrates are also affected by gas bubble disease but at levels higher than those lethal to fish. In recent years, it has come to the understanding to many scientists that oxygen depletion is the most common cause or fish kills in ponds and lakes. (Why Oxygen) As can be seen, environmental oxygenation can be important to the sustainability of a particular ecosystem Thus, it is essential to explore how the amount of dissolved oxygen can impact aquatic life in a system. This experiment is a replication of Biosphere 2 in the early 1990s. It is a closed ecosystem that is artificially constructed to be self-sustainable.
White’s view on the barbaric heart promotes our own self-benefit, which links to Tarter’s view of living downstream. However, Tarter emphasizes that science is needed for our environment to be more sustainable, while White opposes to this with his radical view that science is the cause of the many barbaric acts. Tarter’s view of the factors that cause our environment to deteriorate is indirectly reflected in White’s idea that destruction of the environment is destruction towards ourselves. One point that Tarter focuses on is how Human Exploitation vs Environment Exploitation are the causes for most of our diseases today, but especially of cancer (Tarter 824). White’s response to this exploitation would be positive, because he would say that yes our environment is being destroyed and that the use of all chemicals causes our air and health to weaken.
The immediate effect of the Oil spill impacted the wildlife which included oil-coated birds (Ducks) and sea turtles. “In-situ burning oil” (the burning of oil in a contained area on the surface of the water) was used as a method for the treatment of the oil spill which negatively impacted the environment. Hence, the Bp Oil spill negatively impacted many components of the environment and other factors, making it the largest disaster in American history. The Bp Oil Spill crisis occurred due to the company’s negligence bringing awareness to the disastrous impacts it has cause on different industries. The Bp Oil Spill greatly impacted the environment teaching the companies to strengthen the approach to preparedness and response planning.
The unbalancing of nature has led to many situations where humans have endangered themselves by creating unsustainable environments. Case in point is the overfishing of lakes which unbalances the ecosystem by removing fish which provide other animals with sustainability. This scenario has played out repeatedly. Science and technology has offered many solutions to these problems and especially when concerning animal rights. Today it is possible to restock lakes with fish and by controlling periods of hunting animals is not driven downward in population to dangerous levels.
Effects of acid rain on leafs Abstract: Because of the over pollution in the world many environment around the world have been damaged and destroyed by acid rain. Acid rain is the precipitation that has high levels of acid forming chemicals, coming from multiple chemicals being released in the atmosphere that combines with the water vapor in the atmosphere. The importance of this lab is to show the effect of acid rain has on a plant showing how it damages the plant over a period of 20 days. This experiment is meant to show how damaging acid rain is to the environment and why we should be concerned about this issue. Introduction: The reasons for this study it to show the effect of acid rain on plants more specifically sunflower, radish, and clovers.
Being an invasive species that cause significant economic and ecological damage to the lake, it was apparent that affirmative action had to be taken. After close examination of the actions currently underway, a prominent question comes forth. Are the current efforts and methods used for the eradication and control of zebra mussels in Lake George sufficient for the protection and continuing preservation of the existing ecosystem? Personally, I think they are not. Taking into consideration the fact that one can never really do "too much" to benefit a situation as such, Lake George and it's officials, as well as it's local inhabitants, could be doing a lot more.
As environmental groups, women’s groups and indigenous groups respond to the devastating fallout of freshwater in particular places around the world, water privatization continues to be an issue that affects a great number of the population. As a country, Canada, and as an outstanding power in terms of global effect, should aspire to be a nation that accepts and has a positive perspective into which other nations should have access to a sanitary water source. This includes ending the water crisis regarding the Indigenous communities in Canada first. As water is the most common substance on Earth, only 1% is suitable for human consumption. The water in communities should not only satisfy domestically, but for agriculture and industrial use as well.