COTTON PRODUCTION IMPACT ON NATURAL RESOURCES DIAGRAM
Fracking (hydraulic fracturing) of rock deep beneath the surface to release petroleum product has become a contentious subject across the globe. This practice is not to be mixed up with drilling or extraction.
Non-point source pollution is a term used when it’s impossible to identify one single source origin of infection such as a factory or the place dumping of chemicals occurred.
Point source pollution is a term used when it is possible to identify the source of the contamination, A permanent location or fixed facility from which pollutants discharged; any single identifiable source of pollution; e.g., a pipe, ditch, ship, dump, factory smokestack.
Surface runoff water is a term used to describe the snow melts or irrigation water above what can infiltrate the soil surface and stored in small surface depressions; a major transporter of nonpoint source pollutants in rivers, streams, and lakes.
Surface water is the generic name used to describe all water that is naturally open to the atmosphere (rivers, lakes, reservoirs, ponds, streams, impoundments, seas, estuaries, etc.)
Thermal pollution is a term referring to water quality reduction caused by increasing its temperature. The main reason for thermal pollution is waste heat from industrial power generation processes and urban hermetical closed surfaces such as parking space.
Urban runoff water is a term used to describe stormwater from city streets and adjacent domestic or commercial properties.