February 23, 2017

Homework Help: second revision

Posted by rose- Ms. sue on Friday, June 13, 2008 at 10:55pm.

Discuss an environmental problem that you feel is significant in your town or city. What are some causes?
Are any of these causes related to human values and environmental ethics? Explain. (Ms. Sue I am a bit confused about the second question)

The city of Miami located on the southeastern part of Florida is characterized as a subtropical city situated on flatlands. During the wet season, the biggest environmental problem that I feel is significant to the city is the sanitary sewer overflow, caused by the city’s low terrain: its elevation is about 40 feet above sea level, and the groundwater table is only three to six feet below the earth’s surface. The problem is usually caused by storms and hurricanes. When it rains, water is absorbed through the sandy earth and continues on through the sewer pipe beneath the metropolitan area. When excess water comes trough the pipes, this causes the system to overload.

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