As the reliable water sources shrank and they were forced to drink the contaminated water. This may have also spread diseases throughout the Colony. The results being more deaths, because of the water sources being contaminated by filth from the colonists. [Doc.B] Shows that there was a large time of drought from 1606-1612.This likely affected the growth of crops. The result was deaths most likely caused by lack of food.
Causes of water pollution include: * Increased sediment from soil erosion * Improper waste disposal and littering * Leaching of soil pollution into water supplies The effects of water pollution include decreasing the quantity of drinkable water available, lowering water supplies for crop irrigation and impacting fish and wildlife that require water of certain purity for survival. 3. Soil Pollution Soil, land pollution is contamination of the soil that prevents natural growth and balance in the land
It robs the soil of essential nutrients and releases aluminum in the soil, which makes it hard for trees to take up water. Trees' leaves and needles are also harmed by acids and makes trees and plants less able to withstand cold temperatures, insects, and disease. How does it affect animals? Acid rain makes waters acidic and causes them to absorb the aluminum that makes its way from soil into lakes and streams. This combination makes waters toxic to crayfish, clams, fish, and other aquatic animals.
In addition, if the soil is already saturated with water, it cannot absorb much more, which leads to an increase in runoff. Land cover, such as vegetation or man-made surfaces, also affects the movement and infiltration of water. Water that doesn't infiltrate the ground is called surface runoff. When water flows over land, it follows a path to the lowest point, running down hills to creeks, streams, and rivers until it eventually reaches a sea or ocean. Rainwater and melted snow and ice that move too quickly to infiltrate the ground become runoff.
When acid rain falls, it sometimes raises the levels of acids in certain soils, removing nutrients from the soil that helps plants grow. Because the nutrients are removed from the soil, it makes it hard for plants and trees to resist diseases, insect infestation and bad weather. Acid rain also raises the acidity of steams, rivers, and lakes, which can harm and sometimes kill life in the water. The acids in acid rain also react with the CaCO3 in marble and limestone, which can cause damage to statues and buildings. Lakes with limestone beds are less affected by acid rain because the limestone reacts with the acids in acid rain.
Consequences The most conspicuous effect of cultural eutrophication is the creation of dense blooms of noxious, foul-smelling phytoplankton that reduce water clarity and harm water quality (Figure 2). Algal blooms limit light penetration, reducing growth and causing die-offs of plants in littoral zones while also lowering the success of predators that need light to pursue and catch prey (Lehtiniemi et al. 2005). Furthermore, high rates of photosynthesis associated with eutrophication can deplete dissolved inorganic carbon and raise pH to extreme levels during the day. Elevated pH can in turn ‘blind' organisms that rely on perception of dissolved chemical cues for their survival by impairing their chemosensory abilities (Figure 3) (Turner & Chislock 2010).
From an environmental perspective the Amazon is negatively affected from the burning of the trees which is polluting the biggest rainforest in the world with Carbon dioxide (Co2). Also, a lot of nutrients are being lost from deforestation and high quality soil is being wasted. Desertification is slowly happening in the Amazon and other rainforests. If deforestation continues the rainforests will start to lose bodies of water, as well as vegetation and wildlife. There are many problems that the rainforest biome encounters.
The result to this is the top soil is left exposed it then becomes saturated with water and slides off the slope in a muddy mass into waterways leaving the subsoil to continuously erode. The solution to this problem is simple stop deforestation and save the soil in the forest habitat. There are several processes of soil erosion which include; sheet erosion, gulley erosion, and wind erosion. Sheet erosion occurs when there is sufficient rainfall; exposed soil will be moved downhill as a mass
Leakage (slow and abrupt) of CO2 during transport and storage besides posing health risks to humans and local flora and fauna may balance out the net effect of CCS on global warming. Elevated particulate emissions from the power plants and mining sites resulting ain air and water contamination may have negative impacts on the local people’s health and also far away populations (following theories of pollutant dispersion) which probably may not have benefitted (socio-economically) from the implementation of the project. Similarly, on a comparative