Blizzards affect people by shutting down cities and transportation systems, damaging property, hurting the economy and causing injuries and loss of life. Blizzards affect the environment by damaging or destroying trees, ... More »

Hazardous waste is poisonous to life forms and affects the environment by debilitating plants and animals, interrupting their growth cycles and even leading to extinction. By harming the environment, hazardous waste thre... More »

Overpopulation affects the environment by putting pressure on resources such as water, food and energy. Pollution, soil degradation, deforestation and loss of biodiversity are further effects of overpopulation on the env... More »

Tornadoes injure and kill people, destroy property, take a heavy financial toll, disrupt communication and create severe anxiety. The number of deaths due to tornadoes varies significantly from year to year. For example,... More »

Floods often have devastating impacts on people, ranging from loss of property to loss of life, but they also bring nutrients to flood plains and enrich the soil, explains the Natural Resources Defense Council. Many of t... More »

Major blizzards in U.S. history include those from March 11 to 14, 1888; January 27 to 28, 1922; February 5 to 7, 1978; January 6 to 10, 1996; December 26 to 27, 2010; and March 12 to 15, 1993. The storm from March 12 to... More »

Hurricanes may affect human beings in a number of ways including causing deaths, causing injury, loss of property, outbreak of diseases, mental trauma and destroying livelihoods. Hurricanes are some of the most devastati... More »