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Human Influences on the Environment Index

These Index hyperlinks take you to pages which show how human activities influence the environment.

For each example, think about what part of the environment has been affected and why.

For example, is the activity done to obtain energy, to improve transportation, to bring water to arid regions, to provide food or for other reasons?

  1. Construction
  2. Farming
  3. Mining
  4. Transport
  5. Hunting and Poaching
  6. Industry

Human Influences on the Environment : Questions

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Problems and Concerns caused by Human Influences on the Environment Index

Problems and Concerns caused by Human Influences on the Environment Homepage

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Acid Rain

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Agriculture

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Depletion of the Ozone Layer and the Greenhouse Effect

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Factory Farming

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Famine

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Fishing

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Fossil Fuels

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Industry

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Natural Resources

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Nuclear Energy

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Oil Spills

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Traffic

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Domestic Wastes

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Water Pollution

 

HUMAN INFLUENCES ON THE ENVIRONMENT

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Because humans are often poorly adapted to their environment (they do not have warm fur coats, sharp claws, night vision, or the ability to photosynthesize their own food), they have learned to change their environment to survive. The most dramatic changes they have brought about in the environment have been in the past two centuries. Technological advances have changed the face of the Earth as well as the composition of the atmosphere and the hydrosphere.

 

Beijing at Night

Beijing, China at Night

 

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

 

 

 

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