Hurricane Katrina had several environmental impacts.contaminated floodwater - sources say that about 7 million of oil was spilled in the Gulf Coast, including Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. This is scary because oil on top of the water would prevent or limit the amount of sunshine coming into the sea, affecting the ocean's ecosystemFlooded Federal-marked sites - some sites were already for demolition because of health and pollution issues. Since these were flooded, whatever toxic materials in the buildings were also scatteredContaminated Groundwater - because of the above, including the many household chemicals that were swept by the flooding, the groundwater is sure to be contaminated. It will be more difficult to treat a chemically polluted water.
These are just some of the environmental effects of Katrina. It did not, however, cause the production of toxic materials. It merely exacerbated the problem. What can be done is to ensure that policies are in place to control the storage of these toxic wastes so that even if flooded, it will not seep into the waters or the ground causing health issues.
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Climate warming trends allow plant and insect species to inhabit larger ranges.
What is a possible consequence of climate change to species that have a narrow temperature tolerance range?
all of the above
Which of the following is not a possible effect of rising carbon dioxide levels on plants?
increased plant mortality
How does an early onset of spring through climate change affect plants?
their growing and flowering season starts earlier and is longer
Environmental factors can cause various changes in ecosystems. Which of the following would most likely have the greatest lasting effect on an ecosystem?
change to the landscape from construction
How does change to an ecosystem that results in succession benefit the ecosystem?
it leads to an increased level of biodiversity
How do the benefits of natural change to ecosystems compare to the disadvantages?
the benefits outweigh the disadvantages
Environmental factors can have various effects on ecosystems. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused significant damage in several states along the Gulf Coast, including Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes due to flooding and other damage caused by the storm. What environmental impact would Hurricane Katrina not have caused?
early onset of spring
Rising levels of carbon dioxide most likely
have a greater detrimental effect on the sea
Which scenario best describes how climate trends might affect animal migration?
animals found at the equator may move north
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