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How Does Settlement Affect The Environment?

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Jennifer Lam

on 8 April 2016

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How Does Settlement Affect The Environment?
Pages 82-87, 89

- The brightening of sky with human-made light
- Could change the behaviour of many animals
- Many those who migrate at night fly into windows
- Something that contaminates, making air, land, water unsafe or unusable
- Air pollution getting worse
- Urban populations increase
- Less populated areas are cleaner, away from cars
- High-density cities produce less pollution (rural drives more)

Light Pollution (Pg 82)
Lost of habitat (Pg 89)
Air Pollution (Pg 83)
Deforestation (Pg 86)
Loss of Arable Land (Pg 87)
Water and Soil Pollution (Pg 84)
- Cities need to deal with waste and liquid waste
- Wastewater needs to be treated
- Some have poor infrastructure, flushed waterways
- Jakarta, Indonesia garbage is thrown into local rivers
- Landfill sites are full
- Male (city in Maldives) created Thilafushi
- Forests absorb carbon, reducing effects
- New factories and housing
- Urbanization is relying more on renewable sources
- Canada damaged hectares of untouched forests
- Animal products require amounts of land
- Need to graze for animals
- More people, over-farmed, loses nutrients
- Desertification means migration
- Noukchott, Mauritania being covered by desert sand
- Urbanization affects arable land

- Cities create gaps and barriers for animals
- Urban areas destroying entire forests, grasslands, and wetlands
- Adapt
- Biodiversity
- Urban planners created parks to provide habitats

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