The effects of acid rain on the forests are subtle. Although acid rain does weaken the trees defences against diseases, pests and may also remove nutrients such as calcium and magnesium. Acid rain can also lead to an increase in nitrogen in the forests. An increase in nitrogen will affect the forests nourishment in calcium and magnesium and can alter aspects of forest ecosystems and the chemistry of nearby lakes and streams. Acid rain contributes to the deterioration of paint and stone as well as the corrosion of metals (e.g.
CADMIUM POLLUTION AND ANTHROPOLOGY by Courtney Van Gemert Cadmium toxixicity is of great concern to the world anthropologically. Cadmium is an element existing naturally in minute concentrations across terrestrial and marine environments, but greater excess levels observed are almost entirely anthropogenically introduced. Though cadmium has favorable chemical and physical properties conducive to wide use in special alloys, stabilizers, in rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries, and as a control rod material in nuclear reactors, it is a toxic heavy metal of increasing environmental concern due to its wide variety of adverse effects . Cadmium is harmful to various organs, from kidneys to the central nervous system in vertebrates, including humans. In fish, neurological functions, intermediary metabolism, antioxidant activity, epithelial transport, and other physiological and biochemical systems are damaged by cadmium .All of these harmful bioinorganic effects are largely due to occupational or environmental exposure to in-excess levels of cadmium through inhalation or ingestion of fine air particulates and consumption of cadmium-exposed plants, animals, or water.
Individual ethics, morals, values and influences in an environment may influence what is considered an environmental risk. Environmental research in communities, organizations, interpersonal relationships and cultures and his or her relationship with factors in the environment can be complex and often misunderstood. Ambient variables such as lighting, temperature, sounds, building architects, and air quality all have a role in every community. The biggest most often talked about environmental risk is global warming: global warming occurs when carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere from pollution such as emissions from vehicles, businesses (e.g. chemical companies), anything basically released into the atmosphere can cause effects on the environment.
It can be created by adding sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide on a variety of Copper (II) compounds. Copper (II) Sulfate has more uses in today’s society than one would think. Adding lime to copper (II) sulfate penta-hydrate it is known as Bordeaux, and kills off germs on berries such as grapes and watermelons. Pool owners add it to their chemical concoction in the summer as an algaecide. Copper (II) sulfate is toxic to fish, and must be used wisely when eradicating pesky snails and fish parasites.
In urine and feces phosphorus is excreted and when organism decompose phosphorus is returned to the ecosystem . when humans added additional phosphate to the environment , just as with the nitrogen, eutrophication can occur in fresh water ecosystems. By adding manure to the farmland and it can add phosphate to the environment. The carbon cycle is influenced by humans because they have been adding more carbon to the atmosphere since the industrial revolution due to the burning of the fossil fuel. Plants need carbon dioxide but due to air pollution which kills plants and cleaning land by cutting down forest trees; there is excessive carbon dioxide.
This is very important because by measuring the amount of acid in things on the earth, being able to distinguish pH levels harm the earth or help the earth is easier than just taking a wild guess. For instance, acid rain. Acid rain is very harmful to the environment. Acid rain damages everything over a period of time because it makes the living things in the environment die. Acid rain affects the life in the water as well as the life on land.
This may causes a breakdown in the food chain. 4) The fur and feathers of animals and birds that stay around the beach would be covered by the oil, wiping out their insulating abilities, decreasing buoyancy, and taking their lives away when the oil is swallowed as they clean themselves. These animals that covered by the oil would eventually die from drowning, suffocation or from consumption of oil. On the other hand, the long term effects that a spill would bring to the ocean life are: 1) The decrease in populations of those affected species 2) Bring risk to our human health as we may have the chance to eat those polluted foods from the ocean Oil spills are mostly done by human mistakes. Usually oil spills happen when ships carrying large oil tanks sink in the ocean, causing the oil to leak out of its containers and contaminate the ocean, killing thousands of marine lives.
This may increase the fish population and improve the waterway’s quality of life. If too much phosphate is present, algae and water weeds grow wildly, choke the waterway, and use up large amounts of oxygen. Many fish and aquatic organisms may die. The Phosphorus Cycle is said to be "imperfect" because not all phosphates are recycled. Some simply drain off into lakes and oceans and become lost in sediments.
3). This is because the radiation level and hazardous chemicals in air pollution can severely damage a person’s lungs. These side effects can also cause multiple visits to the doctor, weird weather patterns, and in some cases even death (AA, 1) Another government facility, like Camp Pendleton located in southern California, has regulations in place but they’re still a key factor in air pollution from government facilities (Boothe 1). There have been multiple cases in which residents, who live near a burn pit on the facility, have reported severe cardiovascular issues and other serious health issues. Just for clarification, burn pits are the worst cause of air pollution.
Unlike many other biogeochemical cycles, the atmosphere does not play a significant role in the movement of phosphorus, because phosphorus and phosphorus-based compounds are usually solids at the typical ranges of temperature and pressure found on Earth. Human’s impact- The most serious comes from us using phosphorus-containing fertilizers. We have tripled the amount of phosphorus reaching the oceans which makes the bodies of water end up over fertilized. This in turn causes severe water pollution problems known as eutrophication. Eutrophication can cause the overgrowth of algae, too many bacteria, and the death of fish.