Environmental Issues

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Environmental Issues by Mind Map: Environmental Issues

1. Waste Disposal

2. Ocean Acidification

3. Acid rain

3.1. Rain that is unusually acidic- elevated levels of hydrogen ions

3.1.1. Effects: harmful on plants, aquatic animals, infrastructure Greater impact on lakes, streams,

4. Loss of Biodiversity

5. Water Pollution

5.1. water pollution is caused by sewage and waste that is put in the water

5.1.1. Every year the world generates 400 billion tons of industrial waste 40 percent of the worlds water is polluted

6. Genetic Engineering

7. Drought

8. Pollution

8.1. Air pollution is caused by various gases and toxins released by industries and factories

8.1.1. affects our every day lives many different forms of pollution; air, water,soil, radioactive, noise, heat/thermal and light

9. Over population

9.1. exceeding the capacity of earth

10. Global warming

10.1. increasing temperature of the earth's atmosphere

11. Deforestation

11.1. loss of species: Seventy percent of the world’s plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation

12. Ozone Layer Depletion

12.1. Ozone Layer protects us from the harmful sun rays. Toxic gases like Chlorine

13. Urban Sprawl

13.1. Increased Air Pollution: More frequent use of automobiles can increase air pollution. Longer and more frequent commutes are a major concern associated with urban sprawl.

13.1.1. People living in suburban areas are more likely to be obese than people living in urban areas

14. Public Health Issues

14.1. Environmental problems has a big impact on humans and animals. Dirty water, toxins, carrying organisms in river, Dengue,etc.

15. Natural Resource Depletion

15.1. We're running out of water, oil and forests are being destroyed each year.