Lake Huron is one of the Great Lakes and a major part of our fresh water system, which contains many wildlife and species. The lake however, is in a real danger, adversely effecting habitats, fish, wildlife, and human lives. Lake Huron has become a dumping ground for many companies, dumping waste that contains many pollutants. Bacteria levels have increased in the lake which can cause serious illness. These pollutants have reduced water quality, contaminated soils, and damaged the Lake’s ecosystems.
Red is the endangered areas In image 2, the most endangered reefs are in areas that are considered “Third World”, where populations have limited access to education. The people here are concerned mostly with putting food on the table now, later can wait for another day. There is a problem with reef systems today that directly comes from people who probably did not know that they were causing it. Runoff from sewers, especially untreated sewage kills corals by: * Suffocating corals and zooxantheallae by covering them with sludge and cutting off
One resource that is at high risk of being contaminated due to fracking is water. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that up to 140 billion gallons of water are used for 35,000 wells each year. Fracking procedures are even excluded from the safe drinking water act of underground injection controls and regulations except when diesel fuel is being used. That means these companies that perform fracking procedures avoid using diesel so that we have no idea what they’re putting in to the ground. Even some states allow fracking to be exempt from state water use regulation, an agreement limiting large water withdrawals; despite the fact that each fracking well uses up to five million gallons of locally sourced water.
Aquatic Invertebrates: Adaptations and Feeding Guilds INTRODUCTION Global warming and human's authoritative influence on the environment such as deforestation, pollution etc. are taking a bad toll on the diversity of the ecosystem. Global warming which has brought about increase in the temperatures is disturbing the natural cycle of the ecosystem. This has brought upon an increased droughts throughout the world. The droughts and increased heat has had negative impacts on local aquatic invertebrates.
Because people don't dispose of the plastic bags properly they get into water ways which eventually affect the see life as well as all other animals and living organisms including plants. Chemicals are released in the air causing harm to everyone and everything. The plastic ends up around animals or plants causing suffocation and stress to the living, which results to death. Plastic bags have become such a huge problem because of the large amount of plastic bags on earth. If you were in charge, what plan might you propose to reduce or eliminate their use?
The result was not just the super heated earth, it also resulted in oxygen depletion, the acid rain falling would have also been toxic with the ash and other debris in the upper atmosphere falling with it, this would have created an event of ocean acidification, killing many of the organisms that could survive the low oxygen levels in a normally pH balanced body of water. Many of the organisms and animals that did survive were small, and most could thrive if not survive in a low oxygen, acidic environment. “The collapse of marine ecosystems at the end of the Lopingian was most likely triggered by a sudden and widespread flooding over all relict shelves, following maximum emergence of epicontinental seas around Pangea” (Yin, Zhang, Shang). Many marine animals that survived could produce their own food, or lived off of the organisms mentioned above. But these animals never fully recovered, even after thousands of years they never reached the numbers that they once had.
If a human inhales ground-level ozone it can cause chest pain, throat irritation, and congestion. It also affects the wild life as the animals that eat certain leaves and plant which can have problems producing food. Chlorofluorocarbons are normally found in Freon, halons, methyl bromide, methyl chloroform and carbon tetrachloride. The damage CFCs causes to our ozone layer is very dangerous especially since the ozone layer protects us from ultra violet radiation from the sun. If we continue to dispose of these chemicals in correctly it will continue hurt us especially by affecting the brain, eyes, heart, kidney and the reproductive system if large amount is exposed to
I have learned that the use of toxic chemicals during the fracking process and the occurring release of toxic chemicals and radioactive materials during well processing is bad for the environment. Such as, Naphthalene, Xylene, Toluene, Methylbenzene, and Formaldehyde, are all known or suspected to be human carcinogens (Schmidt). Also Hydraulic fracking hurts the environment by the contaminating the water wells, and springs, in which many humans and animals drink from. Another environment impact of hydraulic fracturing is air pollutions. Finally the way fracking impacted animal and human health.
C. if not stopped over time the earth with slowly decay and changes in the environment will take place such as acid rain or water that’s become to toxic to drink plus animals will die from the trap like waste. D. we must as a species see that the mistake we are making isn’t necessarily a permit one but can be if action is not taken soon or swiftly. II. The Problem is caused by . .
Areas around the world known as “Dead Zones” are being reported as “areas so low in oxygen that fish and other sea life cannot survive (Oceans Where Fish Choke. November 30, 2010).” These areas are accosted with highly populated coastal areas that are being overfished and have rich nutrient run off coming from land causing massive decline in phytoplankton. Biological Oceanographers worldwide study dead fish that continue to surface on shore by searching for a solution to the problem. Many believe the zones are created due to climate change; however, it is more logical that the constant drain off of the high nutrients is feeding the dilemma. Low oxygen levels increase stress on fish.