Which of the following issues is causing pollution and damage to water ecosystems in Nigeria? A. dam construction on the Niger River B. toxic dumping by factories C. spills from the nation’s oil production D. too many older vehicles on the roads\ Of the following issues, which is the most significant environmental challenge facing Africa today? A. deforestation due to the construction of shopping centers and restaurants B. desertification caused by poor agricultural practices C. air pollution resulting from the construction of factories in rural areas D. erosion of coastal areas because of sinking sea levels

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/09/2019 - 12:45 AM

Answered by answersmine AT 23/09/2019 - 12:45 AM

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C. spills from the nation's oil production.

Nigeria is one of the leading oil producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but unfortunately, it is not taking cautions towards the protection of the environment. The oil spills are a common thing, and the only thing in mind of the companies is profit, so they are not fixing the problems, but instead, they are leaving it as it is, and the situation is worsening all the time.

B. desertification caused by poor agricultural practices.

The agriculture in Africa, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, in general, is still primitive, and people re not taking into consideration the land degradation that they are causing with their methods. One of the reasons is the poverty, so people only look short term, and try to profit as much as they can, though on the long run, they are destroying the land and inviting desertification, thus losing the land to profit from it.

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