World Geography Section 3 Human-Environment Interaction

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What is a polder?
Is land that has been reclaimed by diving and draining
What is the primary cause of deforestation in Europe?
Acid rain
What is susceptible to floods because much of the land is below sea level?
The Netherlands
What is sinking beacuase of the weight of the buildings, rising sea levels, and removal of ground water?
Venice
Agricultural run-off promotes what in Venice?
killer algae
How has pollution affected the city of Venice?
Fact#
water pollution is destroying the foundations of Venice buildings
How has pollution affected the city of Venice?
Fact#
industrial waste, sew age, and saltwater are combining to eat away the foundation
How has pollution affected the city of Venice?
Fact#
agricultural run-off flowing into the harbor creating conditions that promote killer algae growth. the algae decays and dies. this process uses up the oxygen in the water, which kills the fish. the dead fish creates a stench
How do people travel in Venice?
boat or walking
Deforestation: Human Damage
Fact#
cleaning of forests
Deforestation: Acid Rain
Fact#
factories produce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, these combined with water and produce acid rain or snow. this kills the trees. extreme forest damage is located in Scandinavia & Germany