Aug 27 2010
Biggest Environmental Problem
I think the most pressing environmental issue right now is the BP oil spill. The flowing oil well has already pumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and if it doesn’t stop, the clean up process could be next to impossible. Obviously, oil flowing into the ocean is never good as it damages wildlife habitats, is potentially fatal to both aquatic and coastal life, and deprives aquatic plants of light and oxygen. Also, the spill has been incredibly detrimental to the fishing and tourism economy in the Gulf area. The spill is considered the largest ecological disaster in American history, and without some serious effort and ingenuity it shows little signs of stopping.