The use of biomass to create energy offers producers the chance to stop using fossil fuels; the extraction process for fossil fuels often affects the environment adversely, as does the pollution that comes from the consu... More »

Human waste contaminates the soil, air and water with toxins, chemicals and disease-causing bacterial agents. Human waste, including both organic and synthetic waste substances, can quickly threaten the surrounding envir... More »

Coal mining affects the environment in several ways: underground coal mining introduces toxins such as methane gas into waterways and the atmosphere, and surface coal mining contributes to deforestation and erosion. Coal... More »

Possible solutions to climate change include ceasing the use of fossil fuels, being more efficient in energy consumption and halting the cutting down of so many trees each year. Limiting the amount of children couples ha... More » Science Environmental Science Human Impact

The primary reason that fossil fuels are harmful to the environment is that their use produces large amounts of greenhouse gases. These gases cause heat to build up in the atmosphere and raise the average temperature of ... More »

Humans are destroying the environment through ways such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation, farming and industry, all of which produce copious amounts of greenhouse gases. The phenomenon of global warming is argued t... More »

The purpose of recycling is to conserve energy, help the environment, reduce pollution, slow global warming and reduce waste products in landfills. By recycling, people can greatly contribute to the earth’s overall healt... More »