Eutrophication and Water Pollution

Eutrophication and Water Pollution

What Is Eutrophication is when the environment becomes enriched with nutrients. This can be a problem in marine habitats such as lakes as it can cause algal blooms.   Fertilisers are often used in farming, sometimes these fertilisers run-off into nearby water causing...
Global Warming and Water Pollution

Global Warming and Water Pollution

What Is An increase in water temperature can result in the death of many aquatic organisms and disrupt many marine habitats. For example, a rise in water temperatures causes coral bleaching of reefs around the world. This is when the coral expels the microorganisms of...
Atmospheric Water Pollution

Atmospheric Water Pollution

What Is Atmospheric deposition is the pollution of water caused by air pollution.   In the atmosphere, water particles mix with carbon dioxide sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, this forms a weak acid. Air pollution means that water vapour absorbs more of these...
Underground Storage Leakages

Underground Storage Leakages

What Is A tank or piping network that has at least 10 percent of its volume underground is known as an underground storage tank (UST). They often store substances such as petroleum, that are harmful to the surrounding environment should it become contaminated. Many...
Oil Pollution in Water

Oil Pollution in Water

What Is Oceans are polluted by oil on a daily basis from oil spills, routine shipping, run-offs and dumping.   Oil spills make up about 12% of the oil that enters the ocean. The rest come from shipping travel, drains and dumping. An oil spill from a tanker is a severe...
Nuclear Waste and Water Pollution

Nuclear Waste and Water Pollution

What Is Nuclear waste is produced from industrial, medical and scientific processes that use radioactive material. Nuclear waste can have detrimental effects on marine habitats. Nuclear waste comes from a number of sources:   Operations conducted by nuclear power...