Drying up of natural resources:


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US Deforestation History
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My Expert Contact:

Mr. Bain of Cornell University

He said:


I am on leave from Cornell this year so I will be short answering your questions. The US has several laws that address loss of natural resources such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, Clear Air Act, and Clean Water Act. Also there are US agencies that are charged with protecting natural resources: the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and more. All states have similar agencies too. The loss of natural resources started about 150,000 years ago when early people killed off many species like mastodons and large birds. So from early in human history there is evidence that people reduced or eliminated species. I would not say we have some percent of natural resources remaining. The environment has been changed a lot by people; for example Ohio is largely agriculture land when it was originally forested. So I think of this as a human dominated world that is very different from what it was before people evolved.

I hope this helps. My perspective.


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