Top 10 Environmental Issues

Following are the top 10 environmental issues that are impacting the quality of life on Earth, not just for humans, but for all species.

Invasive Animals And Plants

Pythons, ambrosia beetles, fire ants, and toxic weeds are wreaking havoc around the world.

Climate Change

In the past few decades, there has definitely been a trend of global warming, which is causing dramatic changes in the environment.

Air Pollution

From urban smog to acid rain, ozone depletion to reduction in clean air, air pollution is causing a host of problems for the environment and for the quality of life of humans.

Diseases And Fungus

Chestnuts are dying in Asia, frogs are dying in Africa, and other species of plants and animals are being affected across the globe.

Water Quality

The world’s oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater are being polluted by industrial waste, sewage, and pesticides, just to name a few environmental threats.


Humans, and their ever-increasing overconsumption and waste, threaten to destroy the environment and choke out other species.

Endangered Species

Because of building and development in or close to natural habitats, there are now 16,000 endangered species.

Industrialized Agriculture

The widespread use of pesticides and industrialized farming techniques are a constant threat to the environment.

Ozone Layer Depletion

Manmade chemicals (such as solvents and pesticides) have led to a depletion of the ozone layer, which is a layer of gas that surrounds the Earth and protects it from the radiation of the sun’s rays.

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