Humans in the Biosphere

Chailie Alsaffar

Effects of Urban Sprawl

  • The National Wildlife Federation, Smart Growth America and NatureServe projected that over the next 25 years, more than 22,000 acres of natural resources and habitat will be lost to development in 35 of the largest and most rapidly growing metropolitan areas.
  • In the metro area, the leading cause of habitat destruction is urban sprawl

Air pollution

Effects of Air Pollution

Deforestation

Water Pollution