Humans and the Environment

By~McKayla Carpenter

Aswan High Dam

It creates a reservoir, Lake Nasser.

When the dam was created a big old temple complex had to be moved. 

90,000 people had to move.The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam built across the Nile at Aswan, Egypt between 1898 and 1902.

Ring of Fire

A string of volcanoes and sites of seismic activity around the pacific ocean. The Ring of Fire is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Hoover Dam

Colorado River and provide water and hydroelectric power for the developing Southwest. Controls flooding and irrigation.

Created Lake Meade.Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona.

Acid Rain

Acid rain is caused when chemicals and pollutants evaprove in the atmosphere and come back down in rain water, polluting waters and causing damage.rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes. The main cause is the industrial burning of coal and other fossil fuels, the waste gases from which contain sulfur and nitrogen oxides, which combine with atmospheric water to form acids.

Hurricanes

Major tropical storm usually originating in the Atlantic ocean.A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.

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