Human Environmental Impacts Are Not All Bad
With so much pollution, factory emissions and disasters such as oil spills making the news it is easy to forget that there are many human environmental impacts which are in fact positive for the environment. Rather than destroying and being harmful for the environment as so many actions are, the deeds of many provide a beneficial and valuable function for the conservation and preservation of life forms and their habitats.
As an example, work to preserve, dredge and repair canals and other watercourses not only provides leisure and recreational facilities for people, but also improves conditions for aquatic creatures which live in the waterways. Clean water is far more beneficial for their health than water which is filled with rubbish and materials which not only take up space but some of which will contaminate the water and make it poisonous for the creatures living in it.
Whilst some human activity such as destruction of habitat or hunting has pushed certain species towards the brink of extinction, there are also people who actively work to preserve and protect these animals to increase their numbers. Without their actions, these animals may be lost to the world forever.
So whilst the actions of humans have and continue to have a severe negative impact upon the environment, it should not be forgotten that there are also people who play a vital role in preservation and in dealing with the aftermath of the environmental issues caused by others. For more information regarding environmental health and safety please click here to view a selection of environmental articles and training courses that are available.