List of Environmental Issues
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List of Environmental Issues

This is an alphabetical list of environmental issues, harmful aspects of human activity on the biophysical environment. They are loosely divided into causes, effects and mitigation, noting that effects are interconnected and can cause new effects.

Issues

Effects

Air pollution -- Environmental impact of the coal industry o Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing o Indoor air quality o Smog o Tropospheric ozone o Volatile organic compound Atmospheric particulate matter CFC o Biological effects of UV exposure
Light pollution o Visual pollution
Noise pollution
Soil pollution -- Alkali soil o Brownfield o Residual Sodium Carbonate Index o Soil conservation o Soil erosion o Soil contamination o Soil salination o Superfund o Superfund sites
Water pollution -- Acid rain o Agricultural runoff o Algal bloom o Environmental impact of the coal industry o Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturingo Eutrophication o Fish kill o Groundwater pollution o Groundwater recharge o Marine debris o Marine pollution o Mercury in fish o Microplastics o Nutrient pollution o Ocean acidification o Ocean dumping o Oil spillso Soda lake o Ship pollution o Thermal pollution o Urban runoff o Wastewater
Space debris o Interplanetary contamination * Ozone depletion
Consumerism -- Consumer capitalism o Planned obsolescence o Over-consumption
Fishing -- Blast fishing o Bottom trawling o Cyanide fishing o Ghost nets o Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing o Overfishing o Shark culling o Shark finning o Whaling
Logging -- Clearcutting o Deforestation o Illegal logging
Mining -- Acid mine drainage o Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing o Mountaintop removal mining o Slurry impoundments
Water (depletion) -- Anoxic waters o Aral Sea o California Water Wars o Dead Sea o Lake Chad o Water scarcity

Mitigation

See also

External links


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