Have you ever wondered what happens to the fertilizer you put down the day before, or what happens to the trash you through away from dinner last night? Well it all goes into underground aquifers, which means you could be drinking the food that you ate last night. You could be drinking water or bathing in water that is not the purist water possible, because of pollution humans are producing. The world’s ecosystems are becoming unbalanced and unhealthy because of the pollution that humans are producing. Much of our drinking water comes from underground aquifers and many chemicals are in that water because chemicals sink underground into that water. The chemicals can cause a large amount of problems, like dead zones. The dead zone, called the Gulf of Mexico, was caused by chemicals that went into the ocean making it uninhabitable. There are many things that cause groundwater pollution like landfills, leaky sewer lines, underground storage tanks, poorly constructed wells, and septic tanks. They biggest concern in groundwater pollution is the large amount of man-made organic compounds. Small things can help like picking up after your dog when it does its business, because it is proven that dog droppings that are not being picked up by their owner is adding to the amount of bacteria in our water.(1) In fact they are the 3rd or 4th on a list of contributors to bacteria in contaminated waters. There are many types of pollution a lot of them being caused by humans. Have you ever noticed how brown our water is, in rivers and lakes? That is the effects of not taking care of our environment, and creating pollution. The same chemicals that are in groundwater can also be found in our lakes and rivers. Trash builds up in rivers over time so for example the end of the Mississippi River is carrying trash that could be from Iowa. The environments stability depends on how we treat it, so we must try to respect our environment and keep our water clean to improve
Air and water pollution has long been a concern in the major cities of the United States but our concern should not end there. Other cities and even small towns are suffering from the effects of pollution. Cincinnati, Ohio is a city with very poor air and water quality from pollution.
The term air pollution is used quite often, but what does it actually mean? Basically, it can be defined as the presence of chemicals in the atmosphere in concentrations high enough to affect climate and harm organisms…
Pollution is contamination by a chemical or other agent that renders part of the environment unfit for intended use and deserves emphasis that the environment also refers to the place where you live. Pollution generated by human activities presents the most serious problems to our environment by improper waste management is one of the main causes of environmental pollution and degradation in many cities worldwide, primarily in developing countries and cities here in the United States of America…
are a very important matter when it comes to pollution and
hunting. Killing animals is wrong and we should do something about it. This page is
about the causes of animal deaths. Lots of animals are dying from pollution. All types of
environmental pollution have an impact on animals health. Even smaller levels of
pollution create discomfort for many animals while bigger levels of pollution lead to
diseases and deaths. Air pollution is particularly dangerous to animals when it is…
What I’ve learned throughout the Course
October 4, 2014
Everest University Online
Honestly, all topics in this course were very interesting, but the two topics that stood out the most to me were pollution and shantytowns. Pollution is the introduction into the environment of a substance(s) or a thing that has harmful or poisonous effects. I never knew that this much pollution exist on a daily basis. Yes, I found out not only do companies contribute to this horrible problem…
Bottled vs. Tap Water
With the environmental decline of our natural resources, why do we consume so much bottled water in the world, knowing that it is polluting our oceans as well as our lands? Bottled water is an industry that sells more than 200 billion liters of water per year, mainly sold in North America and Europe (Gleick & Cooley, 2009). People buy into the belief that our tap water is not as safe as drinking bottled water. In this paper, I will give arguments…
It’s beginning to have and will possibly continue to have a large impact on coastal populations, economies, and natural resources. The Coastal Ocean has Mediterranean climate. It has cool rainy winters, foggy springs, and dry warm summers and falls. Our costal location is near the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles, California. The climates of the Coastal Oceans change impacts and have been identified as one of the greatest global threats to coral reef ecosystems. As temperature rise, mass bleaching…
Water Contamination and Disinfection
SCI 207: Dependence of man on the environment
21 September 2014
Water Contamination and disinfection
Water contamination is quickly becoming an alarming issue across the world. As humans, we rely on clean water to survive, however we are rapidly heading towards a water crisis. The changes of climate patterns are threatening lakes and rivers, and key sources that we use for drinking water are…
Through a print advertisement of SMART cars, this essay develops a segmentation profile using targeting variables, analyses the value position and differentiation SMART holds.
Bright background captures attention, manipulating the connotation of brown (pollution) and green (environmentally-friendly) as comparison in sizes, adds a sense of humor as seen in the less gas waste. Catchy slogan emphasizes that SMART cars are small yet powerful.
To segment a market, companies should consider different segmentation…
There were so many cool and intriguing things there, but one artist grabbed my attention the most. Kelly Richardson uses digital media and photography as her art form. Her message that media, such as television shows and social media sites, can blur our sight of what is real and what is fantasy. Kelly Richardson has really expanded the boundaries of art and has though outside of the box.
Kelly Richardson was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. There, she studied media and fine arts at…
The highly controversial topic of water privatization is one that not only concerns the U.S., but the entire world. This is not only because water is pretty much essential to life on earth, and in such limited supply, but also because privatization of resources is possible almost anywhere in the world as long as there are people willing to pay for it.
So what exactly is water privatization and why do we care about it? Well, first off, anything regarding our fresh water supply…