Our "Living" Planet
By Francisco Villegas and Kendra Clarke
During The Industrial Revolution
In Europe before the Industrial Revolution eight of ten workers worked in the countryside and most goods were made by a crafts person. Urbanization due to the enclosure method allowed for the workforce necessary to operate the factories.
New farming methods that were developed during the agricultural revolution, intended to keep the ground nitrogen rich and able to grow as many crops as possible have negative impact on the environment the runoff from fertilizers stimulate the growth of algae that deplete oxygen supplies in the water source leaving "dead zones", places where no fish or sea life can survive.
The coal smoke abatement society was formed in 1898 making it one of the oldest environmental NGOs (Non governmental organization)