Land Use Flashcards

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Note: We may include questions that have multiple correct answers. It’s useful to remember specific examples to understand these concepts better.

What are some human uses of land?

Housing, farming, quarrying, and waste disposal (landfill).

How does clearing land for housing affect biodiversity?

It destroys natural habitats, leading to the loss of species that may no longer have a place to live or find food.

What is the impact of farming on the environment?

Farming involves removing vegetation, which destroys habitats. Pesticides and fertilisers used in farming can also pollute air, water and soil, harming wildlife.

Why are peat bogs important for the environment?

Peat bogs store carbon dioxide, helping to reduce global warming, and provide unique habitats that support biodiversity.

What are the consequences of destroying peat bogs?

It releases stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, reduces biodiversity, and depletes peat bogs faster than they can form.

How does quarrying affect natural habitats?

Quarrying involves extracting natural resources, which takes up space and destroys the habitats of plants and animals.

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