Environmental Issues

How do people modify the environment?



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· By cutting down forest to make houses, buildings, and highways

· Using water from the rivers/Irrigation/draining swamps

· Runoff from agriculture impacts lakes through algae encouragement

· Fires that are set to clear off land for agriculture or timber

· Mining for minerals and gold

· Drilling oil for gasoline

· Digging dams to help control flooding

· Build cities with concrete

· Grow crops, trees, plants

· Burning fossil fuels

· Destroy habitats of animals and plants

· Fishing, hunting (causing extinction)