How Human Activity Affects Soil Erosion Earth Science Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are removed from the surface of the Earth as a result of water and wind action and thereafter deposited to other areas on the Earth’s surface. This is the contamination of streams, lakes, underground water, bays, seas and oceans by substances that is harmful to living things. Changes like these have triggered climate change, soil erosion, poor air quality, and undrinkable water. Water resources face a host of serious threats, all caused primarily by human activity. This increase is mostly due to burning fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. However, humans have a long history in the tundra. Healthy streams and the fish and other organisms that live in them contribute to our quality of life. Extensive modification of the landscape in the Midwestern United States, however, has profoundly affected the condition of streams. Since more population means more land and more land means more destruction. Humans are known for their greedy and careless nature. Human Interference in nature. Among these, the most harmful one is the petroleum industry. Manganese, tantalum, cassiterite, copper, tin, nickel, bauxite (aluminium ore), iron ore, gold, silver, and diamonds are just some examples of what is mined. Deforestation, cropping, grazing, land drainage, and urbanization are among the land uses that indirectly alter stream processes. Energy Industry: There are so many countries actively involved in the extraction, production and sale of energy. The Midwest Stream Quality Assessment—Influences of human activities on streams. Human activities have increased the abundance of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. Each of them has its own specific impact, usually directly on ecosystems and in turn on water resources. Human activities commonly affect the distri-bution, quantity, and chemical quality of water resources. These negative impacts can affect human behavior and can prompt mass migrations or battles over clean water. Humans impact the physical environment in many ways: overpopulation, pollution, burning fossil fuels, and deforestation. Human activities that has been destroying the environment for so long needs to be controlled now. The following discussion does not provide an exhaustive survey of all human effects but emphasizes those that are relatively widespread. Carbon dioxide has increased from a pre-industrial level of 280 parts per million to more than 410 parts per million today. Human effects can also result from activities within the watershed that indirectly affect streams by altering the movement of water, sediment, and contaminants into the channel. Effects of Mining Activities on Environment Mining is the extraction (removal) of minerals and metals from earth. For example, the first people who went to North America from Asia more than 20,000 years ago traveled through vast tundra settings on both continents. The range in human activities that affect the interaction of ground water and surface water is broad. Tundra - Tundra - Effects of human activities and climate change: Earth’s tundra regions are harsh and remote, so fewer humans have settled there than in other environments. Nutrients are present naturally in lakes and streams, but human activity has greatly increased the amounts going into surface waters. 6. It is caused by human activities inside homes, schools, offices, industries and cities that can spread across continent and even globally. Background levels of nitrogen and phosphorus are generally quite low and are normally measured in milligrams per liter. As the rate of the population keeps increasing day by day, we move nearer towards global extinction. To They include pollution, climate change, urban growth, and landscape changes such as deforestation.