Our Affect On Our Water Sources

Negatives and poitives

TOXIC WASTE

Toxic waste: a material that can cause death, injury or birth defects to living creatures. It spreads quite easily and can contaminate lakes, rivers, and the atmosphere.


How we play a part in it:

~ Industries and sewage treatment plants discharging wastes into water ways

~Air emissions from manufacturing businesses

~ Household chemicals being flushed into water ways

~Toxic pesticides being dragged with run off and other products


positive impact: recycling things that are made to be recycled

OVER FISHING

Over Fishing: taking fish out of its habitat faster than they could reproduce


How we play a part in it:

~ the fishing fleets we have are two to three times as large as needed

~ our fishing methods are unsustainable in their own way

~ over 25% of all the world's fish stocks are either overexploited or depleted

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positive impact: management rules to prevent the unintentional killing and disposal of fish

OIL SPILLS

Oil spills are: an accidental release of oil into a body of water.


How we play a part in it:

~ the increasing need for oil.

~ people making mistakes or being careless.

~ equipment breaking down.

~natural disasters such as hurricanes.

~deliberate acts by terrorists, countries at war, vandals, or illegal dumpers.



Positive impact: BP Gulf commitment is making a difference every day by cleaning the ocean as much as they can.

POLUTTION

Pollution is:


How we play a part in it:



Ways we can reduce it:

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DEAD ZONES

Dead Zones are:


How we play a part in it:


Ways we can prevent it:

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