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This is an alphabetical list of environmental issues, harmful aspects of human activity on the biophysical environment. They are loosely divided into causes, effects and mitigation, noting that effects are interconnected and can cause new effects.

Contents

Issues

Effects

Air pollutionEnvironmental impact of the coal industryEnvironmental impact of hydraulic fracturingIndoor air qualitySmogTropospheric ozoneVolatile organic compound Atmospheric particulate matter CFCBiological effects of UV exposure
Light pollutionVisual pollution
Noise pollution
Soil pollutionAlkali soilBrownfieldResidual Sodium Carbonate IndexSoil conservationSoil erosionSoil contaminationSoil salinationSuperfundSuperfund sites
Water pollutionAcid rainAgricultural runoffAlgal bloomEnvironmental impact of the coal industryEnvironmental impact of hydraulic fracturingEutrophicationFish killGroundwater pollutionGroundwater rechargeMarine debrisMarine pollutionMercury in fishMicroplasticsNutrient pollutionOcean acidificationOcean dumpingOil spillsSoda lakeShip pollutionThermal pollutionUrban runoffWastewater
Space debrisInterplanetary contamination * Ozone depletion
ConsumerismConsumer capitalismPlanned obsolescenceOver-consumption
FishingBlast fishingBottom trawlingCyanide fishingGhost netsIllegal, unreported and unregulated fishingOverfishingShark cullingShark finningWhaling
LoggingClearcuttingDeforestationIllegal logging
MiningAcid mine drainageEnvironmental impact of hydraulic fracturingMountaintop removal miningSlurry impoundments
Water (depletion)Anoxic watersAral SeaCalifornia Water WarsDead SeaLake ChadWater scarcity

Mitigation

See also




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