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Animal Waste How is the biosphere affected by pollution? Water pollution affects the biosphere in many ways. The contaminated drinking water threatens the lives of many animals that live in the wetlands. The water pollution is also causing vegetation degradation which alters the function of the wetlands. This also directly effects the habitats of all the species living there. How is the Geosphere affected by water pollution? Water Pollution is the cause of many problems in the geosphere. Many human activities can cause wetland degradation and loss. These include using pesticides, fertilizer, road salts, and human sewage. The soil chemistry becomes significantly altered by all of these things. This in turn affects not only the geosphere but other spheres as well. How is the Hydrosphere affected by water pollution? Water pollution affects the hydrosphere by directly altering it. The main sources of the water pollutants in the hydrosphere are sediments, fertilizers, human sewage, animal waste, road salts, pesticides, and heavy metals. These contaminates can come from runoff from urban, agricultural and mining areas. Old land fills and dumps can leak toxic substances. Air pollution contaminates the rain water which then falls into the wetlands. Since the hydrosphere plays such an important role in the wetlands the contamination of the water is a major threat to the existence of the Wetlands. how is the atmosphere affected by water pollution? The atmosphere can also be affected by water pollution. As the water becomes more and more contaminated, these contaminants are evaporated into the air. These contaminants can then be breathed in by living things causing them harm and can also cause harm to the vegetation growing throughout the wetlands. Solutions to water pollution affecting the
New Jersey Wetlands: Discourage development activity
This would include management of agriculture, forestry, and urban development.
Restore degraded wetlands
Replanting native species and putting in structural devices for water flow.
Engineered vegetated treatment systems
Incorporate a vegetative filter strip.This is strip of land planted with grasses and trees that intercepts runoff before it reaches the wetlands. This is very effective at sediment removal. Use constructed wetlands which consists of engineered complex's of water, plants, and animal life that simulate natural occurring wetlands. These engineered wetlands can achieve sediment removal of rates greater than 90%. Solutions to water pollution affecting the
New Jersey WEtlands continued: These strategies when used together will help alleviate the water pollution problem in the New Jersey wetlands. By limiting the activities and managing the activities of agricultural, forestry and urban development, the amount of pollutants in the water will be reduced. By restoring the wetlands it allows a natural way for pollutants to be removed from the water. It also controls high water tables and prevents flooding that may occur. The engineered systems provide another way to make sure that most of the contaminants are eliminated from the water. As you can see the use of these three solutions would make a big improvement to water pollution in the wetlands. Impacts solution has on the Biosphere: My solution positively affects the biosphere by reducing the amounts of contaminants in the drinking water that the inhabitants of the wetlands drink for their survival. This will allow the animals to live and thrive there. It also restores the vegetation there so that the animals will regain their habitat that was lost.
The negative impact of my solution on the biosphere is that although the amounts of contaminants will be reduced there are still some that will remain and can potentially cause some harm to the inhabitants of the wetlands. By replacing the vegetation we are bringing back the habitats for these living things but will not be able to replace it to the exact way things were before the pollution. Impacts solution has on the Geosphere My solution positively impacts the geosphere by reducing the amount of contaminants in the water, the soil will not become as contaminated. This reduction of contaminants in the soil fixes the harm that was being done to the geosphere.
The negative impact of my solution to the geosphere is that it is not eliminating 100% of the contaminants in the water, therefore the soil will still be contaminated to some degree. Impacts solution has on the Hydrosphere My solution positively impacts the hydrosphere by reducing the amount of contaminants in the water. Since the hydrosphere is the main component in the function of the wetlands this solution can help save and restore the wetlands.
My solution negatively impacts the hydrosphere by not completely eliminating the contaminants in the water. If some contaminants still exist, the hydrosphere is still going to have to struggle to some degree with the affects of the pollution. Impacts solutions has on the Atmosphere My solution positively impacts the atmosphere by reducing the amount of contaminants that are evaporated into the air from the water that is contaminated. This is done by decreasing the amount of contaminants in the water. Since the water will only contain a small amount of contaminants then there will be a very small amount that will be evaporated in the atmosphere.
My solution has very little negative impact on the atmosphere. The only harm that could be done is if a small amount of contaminants are evaporated into the air. Even then, it is still less than what was evaporated before the solution was put in place. By Anthony Alvino