List of environmental issues

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This is an alphabetical list of environmental issues, harmful aspects of human activity on the biophysical environment. As such, they relate to the anthropogenic effects on the natural environment, which are loosely divided into causes, effects and mitigation, noting that effects are interconnected and can cause new 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
Space debrisInterplanetary contamination * Ozone depletion
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
ConsumerismConsumer capitalismPlanned obsolescenceOver-consumption
FishingBlast fishingBottom trawlingCyanide fishingGhost netsIllegal, unreported and unregulated fishingOverfishingShark finningWhaling
LoggingClearcuttingDeforestationIllegal logging
MiningAcid mine drainageEnvironmental impact of hydraulic fracturingMountaintop removal miningSlurry impoundments
Water (depletion)Anoxic watersAral SeaCalifornia Water WarsDead SeaLake ChadWater scarcity


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