Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 12

Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 12 - AP Environmental-...

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AP Environmental- Chapter 12: Effects of Agriculture on the Environment 12.1 Notes 1. How Agriculture Changes the Environment a. General Information i. Problems: 1. Soil Erosion 2. Deforestation 3. Desertification 4. Salinization 5. Loss of Biodiversity 6. Sediment transport and deposition downstream 7. On-site pollution from fertilizers and pesticides 8. Degradation of water-aquifers 9. Accumulation of toxic metals and organic compounds. 12.2 Notes 2. The Plow Puzzle a. General Information i. Agriculture and the plow, they are very different when talking about soil 12.3 Notes 3. Our Eroding Soils a. General Information i. Soils are key to sustainable farming ii. Faring easily damages soil iii. Lose fertility iv. National issue v. Dust Bowl and WWII vi. Heavy machinery 12.4 Notes 4. Where Eroded Soil Goes: Sediments Also Cause Environmental Problems a. General Information i. Ways to slow erosion: 1. Making soil sustainable 2. Contour plowing- the land is plowed perpendicular to the slopes
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course ENVIRON 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UC Irvine.

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