Anthropogenic effects, processes, objects, or materials are those that are derived from
humanactivities, as opposed to those occurring in natural environments without human influences.
Anthropogenic sources include
industry, agriculture, botany, mining, transportation, construction, habitations and deforestation.
* Release of gases and dust into the atmosphere.
Air pollution, water pollution.
* Conversion of woodlands into fields and pastures including
* Diversion of surface and groundwater.
* Ground water
salinizationdue to inadequate drainage.
* Pollution of soil and water by
chemicals found in fertilizerand pesticides.
* dirty or unclean water
* The human alteration of plants by breeding, selection, genetic engineering and tissue fusion (see
* Removal of topsoil and creation of spoil piles.
* Diversion of groundwater by mine shafts.
Surface runoffbearing mining wastes.
* Release of
air pollutionby refiningprocesses.
* Diversion of
surface waterflow by roadways.
* Vehicular air pollution.
Roadway noise, aircraft noiseand transitnoise.
* Removal of natural habitats by grading and building
* Diversion of
* Filling in
marshes, bays, swamps, ponds, stream beds.
* Concentration of human activities in discrete zones.
* Concentration of waste products, sewage, and debris.
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