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Environmental studies  |  Environmental science
Issues  |  Portal  |  Category Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their environment. ... Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ...

This is a list of environmental issues that is due to human activity. These articles relate to the anthropogenic effects on the natural environment. Look up anthropogenic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the natural environment. ...

  • Dams - Environmental impacts of dams
SoilSoil conservationSoil erosionSoil contaminationSoil salination
Water pollutionAcid rainEutrophication• Ocean dumping • Oil spillsWater crisis
FishingBlast fishingBottom trawlingCyanide fishingGhost nets • Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing • Environmental effects of fishingOverfishing
LoggingClearcuttingDeforestationIllegal logging
MiningAcid mine drainage
  • Waste — Waste disposal incidents

Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 450,000 years For current global climate change, see Global warming. ... Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... Fossil fuels are hydrocarbon-containing natural resources such as coal, petroleum and natural gas. ... Sea level measurements from 23 long tide gauge records in geologically stable environments show a rise of around 20 centimeters per century (2 mm/year). ... Urban land use is often dominated by automobile usage. ... Conservation biology, or conservation ecology, is the science of analyzing and protecting Earths biological diversity. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Dodo, a bird of Mauritius, became extinct during the mid-late 17th century after humans destroyed the forests where the birds made their homes and introduced animals that ate their eggs. ... Lantana invasion of abandoned citrus plantation; Moshav Sdey Hemed, Israel The term invasive species refers to a subset of introduced species or non-indigenous species that are rapidly expanding outside of their native range. ... The Dodo, shown here in illustration, is an often-cited[1] example of extinction. ... Habitat destruction is a process of land use change in which one habitat-type is removed and replaced with another habitat-type. ... Habitat fragmentation is a process of environmental change important in evolution and conservation biology. ... Pollinator decline is based on observations made at the end of the twentieth century of the reduction in abundance of pollinators in many ecosystems worldwide. ... Warm pink and yellow host coral organism due to stress. ... The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch. ... DAMS is a racing team from France, involved in many areas of motorsports. ... Dams are built all over the world for purposes such as hydroelectricity, retaining and re-directing water flow. ... For the physical concepts, see conservation of energy and energy efficiency. ... Renewable energy effectively utilizes natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. ... Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is using less energy to provide the same level of energy service. ... Renewable energy commercialization involves three generations of technologies dating back more than 100 years. ... Kenyans examining insect-resistant transgenic Bt corn. ... Genetic pollution, genetic contamination or genetic swamping happens when original set of naturally evolved (wild) region specific genes / gene pool of wild animals and plants become hybridized with domesticated and feral varieties or with the genes of other nonnative wild species or subspecies from neighboring or far away regions. ... Intensive farming or intensive agriculture is an agricultural production system characterized by the high inputs of capital or labour relative to land area. ... // In the dictionary and agriculture, overgrazing is when plants are exposed to grazing for too long, or without sufficient recovery periods. ... Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the soil usually for assisting in growing crops. ... Monoculture describes systems that have very low diversity. ... ((( Look at me im king of the world. ... Land pollution is often a consequence of increasing urbanisation and industrialisation. ... Ship stranded by the retreat of the Aral Sea Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various climatic variations, but primarily from human activities. ... Loess field in Germany Surface-water-gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland For the American hard rock band, see SOiL. For the System of a Down song, see Soil (song). ... Sheep pasture with macroscale erosion, Australia Soil Conservation is a set of management strategies for prevention of soil being eroded from the earth’s surface or becoming chemically altered by overuse, salinization, acidification, or other chemical soil contamination. ... Severe soil erosion in a wheat field near Washington State University, USA. Erosion is the displacement of solids (soil, mud, rock, and so forth) by the agents of wind, water, ice, or movement in response to gravity. ... Excavation of leaking underground storage tank causing soil contamination Soil pollution comprises the pollution of soils with materials, mostly chemicals, that are out of place or are present at concentrations higher than normal which may have adverse effects on humans or other organisms. ... Visible salt deposits on the former bed of the Aral Sea Soil salination is the accumulation of free salts to such an extent that it leads to degradation of soils and vegetation. ... Buckminsterfullerene C60, also known as the buckyball, is the simplest of the carbon structures known as fullerenes. ... Research on ultrafine particles has laid the foundation for the emerging field of nanotoxicology, with the goal of studying the biokinetics of engineered nanomaterials and their potential for causing adverse effects. ... Potential risks of nanotechnology can broadly be grouped into four areas: the risk of environmental damage from nanoparticles and nanomaterials the risk posed by molecular manufacturing (or advanced nanotechnology) societal risks health risks Nanoethics concerns the ethical and social issues associated with developments in nanotechnology, a science which encompass several... This diagram demonstrates the defense in depth quality of nuclear power plants. ... Fallout is the residual radiation hazard from a nuclear explosion, so named because it falls out of the atmosphere into which it is spread during the explosion. ... Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station consisted of two pressurized water reactors manufactured by Babcock & Wilcox each inside its own containment building and connected cooling towers. ... This article is about applications of nuclear fission reactors as power sources. ... Map of countries by population density (See List of countries by population density. ... Natural burial grounds are also known as a woodland cemetery, an eco-cemetery, a memorial nature preserve, or a green burial ground. ... Global monthly average total ozone amount Ozone depletion describes two distinct, but related observations: a slow, steady decline of about 4 percent per decade in the total amount of ozone in Earths stratosphere since around 1980; and a much larger, but seasonal, decrease in stratospheric ozone over Earths... Air pollution Pollution is the introduction of pollutants (whether chemical substances, or energy such as noise, heat, or light) into the environment to such a point that its effects become harmful to human health, other living organisms, or the environment. ... Air pollution is the modification of the natural characteristics of the atmosphere by a chemical, particulate matter, or biological agent. ... This time exposure photo of New York City shows sky glow, one form of light pollution. ... Noise pollution (or environmental noise in technical venues) is displeasing human or machine created sound that disrupts the environment. ... Thermal pollution is a temperature change in natural water bodies caused by human influence. ... Raw sewage and industrial waste flows into the U.S. from Mexico as the New River passes from Mexicali, Baja California to Calexico, California Water pollution is a large set of adverse effects upon water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater caused by human activities. ... The term acid rain is commonly used to mean the deposition of acidic components in rain, snow, fog, dew, or dry particles. ... Eutrophication, strictly speaking, means an increase in chemical nutrients -- typically compounds containing nitrogen or phosphorus -- in an ecosystem. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Deforestation of the Madagascar Highland Plateau has led to extensive siltation and unstable flows of western rivers. ... Resource depletion is an economic term referring to the exhaustion of raw materials within a region. ... Timber Exploitation of natural resources is an essential condition of the human existence. ... Fishermen in the harbor of Kochi, India. ... Blast fishing or dynamite fishing describes the practice of using dynamite, homemade bombs or other explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection. ... The Celtic Explorer, a research vessel engaged in bottom trawling Bottom trawling (known in the scientific community as Benthic trawling) is a fishing method which involves towing trawl nets along the sea floor, as opposed to pelagic trawling, where a net is towed higher in the water column. ... Cyanide fishing is an illegal form of fishing common in South East Asia, which usually uses the chemical compound sodium cyanide - a close relation of potassium cyanide. ... Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been lost by fishermen. ... Subsistence fishing in Bangladesh. ... The Traffic Light colour convention, showing the concept of Harvest Control Rule (HCR), specifying when a rebuilding plan is mandatory in terms of precautionary and limit reference points for spawning biomass and fishing mortality rate. ... Logging is the process in which trees are cut down usually as part of a timber harvest which is good for the environment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the process of deforestation in the environment. ... Illegal logging is the harvest, transportation, purchase or sale of timber in violation of national laws. ... This article is about mineral extractions. ... Acid mine drainage (AMD), or acid rock drainage (ARD), refers to the outflow of acidic water from (usually) abandoned metal mines or coal mines. ... For other uses, see Toxin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see CFC (disambiguation). ... Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins are a group of halogenated organic compounds which are significant because they act as environmental pollutants. ... For other uses, see Heavy metal (disambiguation). ... A herbicide is a pesticide used to kill unwanted plants. ... the plane is spreading pesticide. ... Toxics use reduction is an approach to pollution prevention that targets and measures reductions in the upfront use of toxic materials. ... Toxic waste is waste material, often in chemical form, that can cause death or injury to living creatures. ... Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ... Waste inside a wheelie bin Waste in a bin bag Waste, rubbish, trash, garbage, or junk is unwanted or undesired material. ...

See also

Environment Portal
Image File history File links Portal. ... The list of conservation topics is a link page for the conservation of both the natural environment and the built environment. ... The historic Blue Marble photograph, which helped bring environmentalism to the public eye. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

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