NIGERIA - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Industrial growth - water pollution
- In Kano, Kaduna and Lagos, many harmful pollutants go direct into open drains and water channels (harmful to people and damage ecosystems downstream). - Some industry dispose of chemical waste on nearby land, threatening the groundwater quality.
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Industrial growth - deforestation
- 70-80% of Nigeria's forests have been destroyed through logging, agriculture, urban expansion, roads and industrial development.
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Industrial growth - desertification
- Desertification is a major problem in Nigeria, made worse by large-scale dam and irrigation schemes.
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Urban growth - waste disposal
- Waste disposal has become a major issue. - Tonnes of rubbish is often dumped on road side.
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Urban growth - traffic congestion
- Traffic congestion is a major problem in most Nigerian cities, leading to high levels of exhaust emissions.
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Mining and oil extraction - soil erosion
- Tin mining has lead to soil erosion. - Local water supplies polluted with toxic chemicals.
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Mining and oil extraction - oil spills
- Oil spills in the Niger Delta have disastrous impacts on fresh water and marine ecosystems. - Oil spills=fires=CO2 and other harmful gases sent into atmosphere=acid rain, which harms plants+aquatic ecosystems.
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Industrial growth - deforestation

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- 70-80% of Nigeria's forests have been destroyed through logging, agriculture, urban expansion, roads and industrial development.

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Industrial growth - desertification

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Urban growth - waste disposal

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Urban growth - traffic congestion

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