ENVI 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Road Salt, Buffer Zone, Water Pollution

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Deforestation
1. Loss of biodiversity
2. nitrogen/carbon cycle interference → accelerates global warming
3. Change in weather patterns
4. Soil erosion
1.Loss of Biodiversity
Interconnectedness of ecosystems
Ethical
Crop mutations
Human reliance
2.Acceleration of G.W.
Loss of trees → less trees sequestering carbon
3. Weather
Species migration due to weather
Economic impact
Road Salt
Water pollution
Damage to roadside plants and vegetation
Can hurt Animals with permeable skin & dog/cat paws
Degrades soil
Alternatives:
Kitty litter
Sand
Beet juice
Buffer zone of vegetation tolerable to salt
Ecosystems
1. Marine
a. Overfishing, water pollution, invasive species, oil spills, rising sea levels, plastics
2. Estuarine
a. Runoff, overfishing, waste disposal, pollution, nuclear power plants, dams, over
flooding of sewer systems, loss of important species
3. Riverine
a. Dams inhibiting fish migration, runoff, etc
4. Lacustrine (lakes)
a. Trash, boat pollution (recreation), salt runoff from nearby roads, overfishing →
fish depletion
5. Palustrine (shores)
a. Litter, climate change, fertilizer runoff, etc
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