Environmental Impacts

Environmental Impacts - Major Environmental Problems •...

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Environmental Impacts Coal impacts the air, local water, land, acid rain, mercury Burning of coal basically causes a lot of environmental issues Some of these environmental issues are manageable, but costly EPA- protect the environment and human health from ourselves Water, air, land, cultural impacts Cultural impacts ex: Peru has 80% unemployment. Those who have a job at the gold mine don’t care about regulations, as long as they get money
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Unformatted text preview: Major Environmental Problems • Air pollution • Biodiversity depletion • Water pollution • Waste production • Food supply problems • What variable controls all of these? – we are the variable Environmentalist • Person who is concerned with the impact of people on environmental quality and believe that some human actions are degrading parts of the Earth’s life-support systems for humans and many other forms of life...
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