Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water (epa.gov/nutrientpollution/problem.). Nitrogen occurs naturally in the environment, it plays a crucial role in the nitrogen cycle, as well as being the most abundant element in air. Together, nitrogen and phosphorus support the aquatic ecosystem, providing food and habitat for the organisms that live there. The
Pollution is caused by some sort of toxic waste that is throw on the atmosphere or land near by. There are many types of pollution, the main are air pollution light pollution and water pollution, all three are very dangerous to the ecosystem. Pollution is a contamination the environment which we live in and it harms nature and living things around it. It is the biggest global killers affecting over 100
When I was young especially in junior school, I had several good experiences of playing in nature which are memorable to date. One of the memorable events was identifying trees and plants around especially those had fruits. In the course of growing up, I observed that my father grew some trees within the compound as flowers while some of them bore fruits as time went by. I keenly observed the differences
According to Wetland and Erosion researchers, Hurricane Katrina destroyed 40 square miles of the Pontchartrain Basin in one day. Result of this damage was between 60 and 70% of both residents and wildlife became vulnerable as found in Louisiana’s Disappearing Wetlands. Disappearing Wetland also state “These barriers served as storm buffers, protecting the mainland.” (Pendarvis) Without taking necessary precautions in regards to our protection barriers, Louisiana populations and ecosystems are at
Every year, there are countless numbers of debates on what should be done about the modern energy crisis. There is also an extra emphasis on what form of energy production is the most efficient, cheapest, and especially what is best for the environment. In the background, a form of energy, containing all of the above and which is also safer, is slowly becoming more apparent. This is known as nuclear energy.
While many people have heard of global warming before, not everyone has a clear idea of what it is exactly. According to Amanda MacMillan, an overabundance of gases, mainly carbon dioxide, absorbs the radiation from the sun while it is trying to escape the earth’s atmosphere, causing the heat from the radiation to be confined in the atmosphere. This in turn causes the earth to become hotter and will change temperatures
We’ve all heard of fossil fuels, “the product of dead dinosaurs” “the culprits responsible for the greenhouse effect and global warming”, but how much do we really know about its origins and how it came to have such a central role in our daily lives. In this essay, I endeavor to deepen your knowledge of the discovery and rise in population of these resources. So, what exactly are fossil fuels? Well,
Every morning when you wake up in the morning, the first thing you may think about most likely isn’t “How am I going to help the world”? But how would you feel if I told you that you are one of the main causes of species around the world going extinct? Well most people have cars that run off gas and that leads to tons of particles that get into the
How would the world react to a certain kind of animal dying out or going extinct? Would the world be better off without them or have a drastic change to the environment? Animals have an important role to the part of the life works. Many of the species produce things that are essential to the people live. In fact, one of the reasons the endangered species are depleting is because the
During evolution it is natural for some sub-species to reach a point where they become extinct. However, the extinction of more animals is becoming more prevalent due to human interactions such as habitat destruction, over-hunting of species, along with other activities that infringe upon an animal’s natural environment. A species is termed endangered when its survival in the wild is unlikely if causal factors of extinction continue to operate (Comizzoli et.