Subsidence is the motion of a surface (usually, the Earth's surface) as it shifts downward relative to a datum.

Problems and Negative effects

It causes some land to be lost and many people lose their homes and property. It also causes negative effects to the environment by destroying ecosystems.

Who's affected

people and the wildlife are effected by this because it takes away their habitat, and could potentially kill them.

What wildlife does it affect

It affects all wildlife that live near where this happens, this includes plants and animals

What Causes it

Humans, we build structures on weak spots of the crust which causes it to collapse from the added weight. It can also be caused by natural resons such as earthquaks

Where is it

It commonly happens in places like Japan, Colorado, and California.

Are we in League City in danger from this

Not really we are not in an area where this commonly happens, but it is possible.

What can we do to stop it and what is already inplace to stop it

There are some organisations that try to track substistance but there is not much they can really do about it, the only think we could really do is to not build at these places.

New ideas

One idea is that you could build lighter structers so there is less subsidence. When there is less weight there is less subsidence

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