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What activities affect the Land?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 27 Apr '13 10:34 pm
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Humans are a part of the natural environment. Unfortunately, we have not yet learnt to moderate our activities in such a way as to help the environment. Human activities often lead to degradation of the environment.
Impact of humans include:
pollution - land, freshwater creeks and rivers, seas and oceans, and air
deforestation and destruction of habitats
endangerment and extinction of flora and fauna species
introduction of invasive and parasitic fauna and flora species to new areas
increased desertification of land - this often occurs because, when humans try to increase fertile land in one area, they must divert needed resources from another area
altering natural waterways which can increase the risk of flooding
Interfering with the natural fire cycles of an area (one cause of increased bushfire problems in Australia)
overuse of natural resources, resulting in depletion of some of these resources
climate change and the development of extreme weather conditions: scientists ...more
Answered by Quest, 27 Apr '13 10:38 pm

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