Secondly, the area has several faults running through the area where the proposed facility was to be built. Constant shaking of the ground is going to do damage to any structure in the area. Finally, the water source underneath the facility may be needed in the future to provide water to metropolitan areas. Radioactive waste is dangerous wherever it is stored. I believe that placing these materials in an area which is unstable would just be a mistake.
Oil spills have a number of effects on the environment and economy. On a basic level, oil will damage waterways, marine life and plants and animals on the land. An oil spill can also ruin the infrastructure and economy of a particular area with the long-term effects being felt for generations. Cleaning an oil spill is very expensive and the costs get spread to government agencies, non-profits, and the oil transport company itself. There is no set science for an oil spill clean-up.
i know it’s important to deal with the fire but I think the number one priority is the safety of your men. I am pretty sure there was some safety issues with the plant and Magnablend over looked them which caused this fire. There needs to be safety risk assessments for every operation in huge scale chemical plant like this, so this accident doesn’t happen again. References Lefebvre, Ben, and Ana Campoy. "U.S. News: Fire Engulfs Texas Chemical Plant."
Analyse the factors that cause differences in the hazards posed by volcanoes around the world (40 Marks) A hazard is a potential situations that we, as a race, perceive as a threat to life, whether that be in respects to death, health or even economically. We perceive, from historical experiences and scientific study, that volcanoes pose a hazard to our life via periodic eruptions that take place. However, there is clear variability of the damage, or level of hazard, that these volcanic events cause. This can be down to a number of factors. For this, an analysis of the controlling factors must be made, such as the settlement of the area, the composition of the volcano and the economic status of the area that is affected.
Climate Change and Human/Wildlife Health: Direct and Indirect Effects and The Greenhouse Effect By Emanuel Picon Climate change effects are activities that threaten human and animal health, such as habitat destruction and urbanization, and pollution. These human activities directly affect the ecosystem and indirectly affect human and animal health as well. Climate change can also be seen in physical and climate events, such as the El Niño and solar radiation that have large effects on the Earth’s climate and in humans and animals. A lot of evidence exists for climate bad effects on wildlife. Factors of concern, such as ecosystem composition and pathogen virulence, are said to be related to climate changes.
The 11th Hour shows us the consequences of irreversible global warming that have already begun to affect our life and environment. The film cites many recent climate change and natural disasters. Throughout the facts, we see that human life must depend on the natural environment. According to Thom Hartmann, “We are a part of nature. We can’t separate from nature.” As DiCaprio tells us we cannot survive without nature.
Resolution COMMITTEE: World Health Organization (WHO) QUESTIONS OF: Radioactive Waste SUBMITTED BY: THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Acknowledging the fact and danger radioactive might cause to our environment and public health. The question of the safe final deposition of all radioactive waste generated worldwide is still problematic, Bearing in mind High level radioactive waste can be hazardous and deadly, others could cause biological effects in human such as cancer, Deeply concerned that the Chernobyl nuclear disaster would reoccur, Recognizing that the United Nations has a vital responsibility for major nuclear and radiation emergencies, 1. Aware of the problem of radioactive waste and safety of the population as Radiation exposure can cause cancer, birth defects and other abnormalities, Understanding that the Chernobyl disaster cause fewer than 50 direct deaths, 4,000 additional cancer and 600,000 highly exposed people, 2. Requests funds to improve nuclear power facilities a. constructing new nuclear power station; b. refurbishing power stations that are old and not as safe; c. protections 3. Urges safe disposal of radioactive waste by constructing secure containers to guarantee that high radioactive waste won’t leak back into the environment, contaminating water supplies and the food chain.
Unfortunately, the environment seems not so giving and should not go unnoticed. Our environment is in constant threat of tornadoes, avalanches, hurricanes, and mudslides. The environment in which he or she resides is bountiful and plentiful that he or she can rely on natural resources to survive. What happens when the environment turns the other way, and he or she finish with instability and disaster? In the body of this essay will cover and summarize a current event that involved environmental psychology and to analyze the influence of the current event in environmental psychology.
Amy LaCasse Environmental Studies Charles Kaminski 18 July 2011 Environmental Science- An Interdisciplinary Approach Environmental science is a broad and complex field concerned with the study of the natural environment and the effects on that environment of human activity and natural events. This branch of science deals with such issues as deforestation, soil erosion, air and water pollution, global warming, loss of fisheries, the fate of hazardous chemicals in the environment, management of the earth’s water resources, and the destruction of habitats on land and in the ocean. All of these environmental challenges are multidisciplinary in nature. Because these concerns are so far-reaching and many environmental problems are interconnected, environmental science encompasses a number of varied areas of science. In order to understand each environmental challenge well enough to develop viable solutions, scientists must have expertise in several disciplines of science.
Climate Change Threatens Marine Life Axia College of UOP: SCI 275 CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS MARINE LIFE Climate change has become a major issue over the past few years. Global warming has the potential to devastate the human population immensely. However, one key aspect of this issue that has not been addressed is how climate change will affect marine life. As the water temperature rises marine life becomes more endangered. The ocean dwellers are virtually helpless, and they will ultimately have to suffer the consequences that have been created mainly by humans.