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What are the problems with natural resources?
The world is facing incredibly serious natural resource and environmental challenges: Climate change, fresh water depletion, ocean over-fishing, deforestation, air and water pollution, the struggle to feed a planet of billions.
What are the causes and effects of environmental issues in India?
The depletion of natural resources and environmental degradation are common and are prevalent worldwide, in India, there have been many reasons that lead to the depletion of natural resources and environmental degradation, these are effects of natural calamities and disasters, population explosion, deforestation.
How do environmental problems affect our natural resources?
In short, raw material extraction and processing always impact on the environment, resulting as they do in soil degradation, water shortages, biodiversity loss, damage to ecosystem functions and global warming exacerbation. Improper product use provokes noxious emissions that can end up in our water, soil and air.
What is the major threat to India’s environment?
Air pollution, poor management of waste, growing water scarcity, falling groundwater tables, water pollution, preservation and quality of forests, biodiversity loss, and land/soil degradation are some of the major environmental issues India faces today.
What are the different types of environmental problems of land resources in India?
Land resources in India faces different types of environmental problems, these are:
- Dependence on Erratic Monsoon.
- • Irrigation covers only 33% of cultivated area in India.
- • Thus, poor performance of the South-West Monsoon can have adverse effect on agricultural output.
- Low Productivity.
What is destruction of natural resources?
Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as quality of air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems; habitat destruction; the extinction of wildlife; and pollution.
What are some of the natural resources in India?
These different environments mean India has many kinds of natural resources. Wood and spices are natural resources collected in forests. Wood is used to make buildings and furniture. Spices are used for cooking. Since India has an ocean on three sides of the country, fish is another important natural resource.
How does mining affect the quality of Natural Resources?
· Mining reduces the shape and size of the forest areas. · Pollution of surface and ground water resources due to the discharge of waste minerals in water. 4. Explain overgrazing. Overgrazing-A process of eating away of forests without giving it a chance to regenerate.
What are the harmful effects of land degradation?
Harmful effects of land degradation. – Soil structure and texture are deteriorated, loss of soil fertility due to loss of valuable nutrients, increase in water logging, salinity, alkalinity, acidity problems. 10.
What are the causes of natural resource depletion?
Causes: Urbanization, Illegal logging, Agriculture, Subsistence Farming. Consequences: Soil erosion, Global Warming caused by the rise of greenhouse gases- Extinction of species and loss of biodiversity. Flooding and drought. It may seem like there is nothing you can do as an individual to stop the factors that are depleting our natural resources.