Water is the main source of life and covers three fourths of all the land on earth. There lives millions of plants and small animals in the oceans, from witch billions of people depend on fish. Some nations also get fresh water from ocean water, that?s why ocean pollution is a dangerous threat. There is not necessarily one type of pollution that?s worse than other pollution. In fact, society has come to realize the effects that pollution is having on our oceans. In the past it was perceived that the world's oceans had a huge capacity for absorbing our nations waste. Recently, we have come to realize that our waste, even in small quantities, have huge effects on ocean communities and species.
It is impossible for us, or any other living thing, to live without water.
[...] Those numbers can be lowered with the help of society and the help of government agency to stand behind environmentalist that have the answers and the resources to clean up the water resources making them sanitary and healthy now and well into the future. Imagine a world with clean beaches; wouldn't it be great if we never saw any rubbish? Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Picking up other people's trash, if it is safe, is an easy way to help reduce pollution on beaches before it gets into the ocean. [...]
[...] Sewage treatment facilities, storm sewers, and air pollutants are much less of an offender when it comes to water pollution than farming is. Other forms of run-off are lawn fertilizers, road salt, animal waste, car fluids, rain, and snow. The results of these types of run-off on the waterways are that aquatic plants are poisoned and decreased oxygen in the water. This affects fish and other aquatic animals negatively. The numbers of these creatures decrease, which also has a negative impact on people who make their living from the water. [...]
[...] Canadians use the 2nd most water in the world, which is about 350 liters each day, and American's use the most which is 425 liters a day. There are two categories of water pollution. These two categories are point, and nonpoint sources. Point sources are permanent structures that are visible. Two of these are wastewater treatment plants and storm-water drain systems. Nonpoint sources come from many different places, except for wastewater treatment plants. Various types of run-off are nonpoint sources, as are cruise ships. [...]
[...] Household activities contribute to pollution, which can have a devastating effect on water contamination. Society as a whole needs to be more aware of the damages that the oceans are undergoing because of the high rate of pollution humans are dumping into the water ways. The numbers are alarming as it is stated by eighty percent of discharges and emissions into the marine environment enter the seas from land. Airborne pollutants, primarily from factories and automobiles, are responsible for almost a third of all contaminants and nutrients entering marine waters. [...]
[...] One of the benefits that the government enacted is the Clean Water Act (CWA) this foundation promotes the high quality of surface water protection in the United States. The idea that drives this foundation is the steps it takes to put in place a variety of regulatory and no regulatory tools to sharply reduce direct pollutant discharges into waterways, finance municipal wastewater treatment facilities, and manage polluted runoff. This has helped control surface water pollution from industrial and municipal sources throughout the United States. [...]
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