Environmental Degradation

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Environmental degradation is damage done to the planet's resources due to human activity, especially industry, fishing, ranching and farming. It includes:

  • Air pollution
  • Water pollution
  • Soil depletion
  • Deforestation
  • Fisheries collapse
  • Harm to Flora and Fauna, which includes:
    • Extinction
    • Loss of habitat
    • Facilitation of invasive species
    • Genetic interference (GMO)

Air pollution

Water pollution

Soil depletion

Deforestation

Fisheries collapse

Collapse of Atlantic cod stocks off the East Coast of Newfoundland in 1992. From the late 1950s, offshore bottom trawlers began exploiting the deeper part of the stock, leading to a large catch increase and a strong decline in the underlying biomass. Internationally agreed quotas in the early 1970s and, following the declaration by Canada of an Exclusive Fishing Zone in 1977, national quota systems ultimately failed to arrest and reverse the decline.

Harm to Flora and Fauna

Extinction

Loss of habitat

Facilitation of invasive species

Genetic interference (GMO)

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