Human impact on the environment
Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes impacts on biophysical environments, biodiversity, and other resources. The term anthropogenic designates an effect ...
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France Bans Plastic Cups, Plates And Cutlery
France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials. The law, which comes into effect in 2020, is part of the Ene...
States Declare State Of Emergency After Gas Pipeline Leaks 250,000 Gal.
As Native Americans protesters face arrest for blocking the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a gasoline pipeline spill is currently unfolding.
What The ‘Sixth Extinction’ Will Look Like In The Oceans: The Largest Species Die Off First
New research on threatened ocean species finds a strong pattern with only one possible cause: Humans.
Native Americans Dig In For 'Long Haul' At Camp Protesting Oil Pipeline
All eyes are on a federal judge who could freeze construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
World's Wilderness Reduced By A Tenth Since 1990s
The world's wilderness is vanishing at an "alarming" rate, say conservationists.
African Elephant Population Declines By 30 Percent
A census of African savanna elephants in 15 countries between 2007 and 2014 found the population decreased by 144,000 animals.
Neonic Pesticide link To Long-Term Wild Bee Decline
The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.
Squids And Octopuses — The ‘Weeds Of The Sea’ — Are On The Rise
While humans were busy wrecking the ocean, cephalopods were taking advantage. I for one welcome our cephalopod overlords. The number of cephalopods — squid, octopus and other squishy sea aliens — has ...
Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found In Florida
As if we didn’t have enough to worry about in Florida with invasive animals, it seems like Nile crocodiles have somehow made their way into our state. “But we really don’t know how they got into the w...
Is This Congressman's 'Oversight' An Effort To Hobble Climate Science?
Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas is formally investigating a recent study on global warming. Smith calls the timing of the study's publication "suspicious," but many scientists call his tactics "bullying." A...
China Issues First-Ever Red Alert On Air Pollution
The air pollution in China, especially in big cities such as Beijing, has become dangerously high. Dangerous air pollution levels have led China to issue its first "red alert" for smog in the capital ...
Hong Kong's Dolphins At Risk Of Disappearing
As Hong Kong seeks to expand its international airport and with a major new bridge project under way, campaigners warn that the dwindling number of much-loved pink dolphins in surrounding waters may d...
U.S. Hardest-Hit Nation For Weather-Related Disasters
Over the past 20 years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by weather, according to a new U.N. report. The United States was the hardest-hit country. Worldwide, there have been 6,457 recorded flo...
Killer Heat Is Expected In The Persian Gulf By The End Of This Century
Heat waves in areas of the Arabian Peninsula and Iran could get worse by 2100—a lot worse. If nothing is done to limit greenhouse gas emissions, simulations show that some Middle Eastern cities could ...
Tesla Releases Patents in Unprecedented Move to Advance Electric Vehicles
Tesla is now an open-source company, allowing its electric vehicle patents for outside use. Other automakers, you, too, can build like Tesla. Musk made the unprecedented announcement Thursday on his ...
Environmental impact of agriculture
The environmental impact of agriculture varies based on the wide variety of agricultural practices employed around the world.
Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of w...
Environmental impact of fishing
The environmental impact of fishing includes issues such as the availability of fish, overfishing, fisheries, and fisheries management; as well as the impact of fishing on other elements of the enviro...
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Environmental impact of irrigation
The environmental impacts of irrigation relate to the changes in quantity and quality of soil and water as a result of irrigation and the effects on natural and social conditions in river basins and ...
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Environmental impact of meat production
The environmental impact of meat production varies because of the wide variety of agricultural practices employed around the world. All agriculture practices have been found to have a variety of effec...
Environmental impact of meat production - Wikipedia
Environmental impact of palm oil
Palm oil, produced from the oil palm, is a basic source of income for many farmers in South East Asia, Central and West Africa, and Central America. It is locally used as a cooking oil, exported for u...
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Environmental impact of the energy industry
The environmental impact of the energy industry is diverse. Energy has been harnessed by human beings for millennia. Initially it was with the use of fire for light, heat, cooking and for safety, and ...
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Environmental impact of biodiesel
The environmental impact of biodiesel is diverse.
An often mentioned incentive for using biodiesel is its capacity to lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to those of fossil fuels. If this is t...
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Environmental impact of coal mining and burning
The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products. In additi...
Environmental impact of coal mining and burning - Wikipedia
Environmental impact of electricity generation
The environmental impact of electricity generation is significant because modern society uses large amounts of electrical power. This power is normally generated at power plants that convert some othe...
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Environmental impact of nuclear power
--The environmental impact of nuclear power results from the nuclear fuel cycle, operation, and the effects of nuclear accidents.The greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear fission power are much smalle...
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Environmental impact of the oil shale industry
Environmental impact of the oil shale industry includes the consideration of issues such as land use, waste management, and water and air pollution caused by the extraction and processing of oil shale...
Environmental impact of the oil shale industry - Wikipedia
Environmental impact of petroleum
The environmental impact of petroleum is often negative because it is toxic to almost all forms of life. The possibility of climate change exists. Petroleum, commonly referred to as oil, is closely li...
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Environmental impact of reservoirs
The environmental impact of reservoirs comes under ever increasing scrutiny as the global demand for water and energy increases and the number and size of reservoirs increases.Dams and reservoirs can ...
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Environmental impact of wind power
The environmental impact of wind power, when compared to the environmental impacts of fossil fuels, is relatively minor. According to the IPCC, in assessments of the life-cycle global warming potentia...
Environmental impact of wind power - Wikipedia