Human Impact On The Environment

857 WordsJul 8, 20184 Pages
The Human Impact On The Environment Contents Page Title 2 ………………………………………………….Contents 3………………………………………………….Loss Of Habitat 5…………………………………………………..Human Activities 7……………………………………………………Solutions Loss of Habitat The amount of land available for animals and plants is reduced by Man’s land use, mainly activities such as quarrying, building, farming and dumping waste. Quarrying is a major threat to plants which grow specifically in rocky areas, such as yellow larkspur and American Hart's-Tongue Fern. Plants of this nature are becoming more difficult to find as more quarries appear. Building is a large cause of loss of habitat, towns and cities are…show more content…
Toxins can be leached into the soil from the waste which can seriously affect the land for animals and plants in the area. Biodegradable waste that is dumped causes a huge problem by producing the flammable gas methane which contributes to global warming. Human Activities Human activities pollute air, water and land in different ways. Oil spills are becoming a large scale problem, causing devastating effects to marine wildlife. The oil is almost impossible to clean up, spreading over large areas very quickly. Even solutions designed to dissolve the oil can cause an imbalance in the ocean environment. Much water pollution is also caused by sewage and fertilizers seeping into water and starting the process of eutrophication by encouraging the growth of aquatic plants and algae. This process quickly blocks waterways, uses up oxygen and blocks light to deeper water. When this occurs, it kills aquatic organisms in large numbers which leads to disruptions in the food chain. Many industrial and power plants use rivers, streams and lakes to dispose of waste heat. The introduction of hotter water can lead to thermal pollution. Thermal
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