... Humans can cause extinction of a species through overharvesting , pollution
, destruction of habitat , introduction of new predators , and other ... when an otherwise healthy species is wiped out completely, as when toxic pollution
renders its entire habitat unlivable; or may occur gradually over ...
... century. Problems for humans living in cities include various forms of pollution
, crime , and poverty , especially in inner city and suburban slums.
... become extinct , either through its own actions (for example because of pollution
, or the use of nuclear weapons ) or because of a natural disaster.
... part of phenology used in climate change research.
Lichens , which are sensitive to atmospheric conditions, have been extenisvely used as pollution
So in many different ways, plants can act a bit like the ' miners canary ', an early warning system alerting us to important ...
... fields of water purification and sewage treatment , E. coli was chosen very early in the development of the technology as an "indicator" of the pollution
level of water, meaning the amount of human fecal matter in it. The main reasons for using E. coli are that there are a lot more coliforms in ...
... Although lichens typically grow in harsh environments in nature, many lichens are sensistive to man-made pollutants . Hence, they have potential as pollution
indicator organisms. When growing on mineral surfaces, lichens slowly degrade it by secreting acids that dissolve the minerals, contributing to the ...