Human Environmental Interaction
by Mikayla Oliphant
Human Impact #1: Chernobyl.
In the early hours of April 26th, 1986, there was a meltdown at a Soviet Plant that caused the worst Nuclear disaster in History. Also know as Chernobyl. The reaction sent out a cloud of radioactive material that wandered off into other parts of the USSR and Northern Europe. The areas around Chernobyl are very dangerous, and people still live there. Children are still being born with serious deformities.
Human Impact #2: Acid Rain.
Acid rain is when pollution affects precipitation, containing acidic components such as sulfuric or nitric acid. Acid rain affects mostly aquatic environments.
Human Impact #3: Deforestation.
Deforestation is when people cut down trees for paper, and other uses for wood. If deforestation continues at this rate; our rain forests could vanish in the next hundred years.
Environmental Impact #1: Hurricane Isabel.
Hurricane Isabel was a category five hurricane that started on 9/06/03 and lasted til' 9/20/03. It started as a category five hurricane then later died down to a category two hurricane. It affected Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. Hurricane Isabel, at its maximum strength, was the most powerful hurricane in Atlantic Basin since Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
Human Impact #2: Japan Tsunami, 2011.
On March 11th, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck northeastern Japan which caused a huge tsunami. Japan is still recovering from this tsunami. Radioactive water was recently found leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, which had a level 7 nuclear meltdown after the tsunami.
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Public - 10/7/16, 1:41 PM