Environment has a vital role in the sustainability of life on earth. All the living things on the planet depends on a clean and healthy environment for enhanced survival opportunities. However, we are facing a significant fall in the environment quality, which needs great attention. The USA is the third-largest nation with a total area of 9,161,966 sq km. US citizens follow a high standard of living, but somewhere it is affecting the environment. The USA is in second place in CO2 emissions. Moreover, per capita emissions in the USA are very high at 16.49 tons.
Apart from the CO2 emission, the USA is facing soil pollution, air pollution, water pollution, garbage disposal, global warming, deforestation, acidification of ocean water, ozone layer depletion, radioactive contamination, mine pollution, overpopulation, and nano pollution. All these environmental issues are resulting in serious health issues. According to research, 46% of deaths in the United States are because of heart disease and cancer. The USA needs to work on these environmental issues to avoid severe future outcomes in terms of the worst weather and degrading the health level of the citizens. The country should move to some sustainable ways to tackle climate change and other relevant issues. For detailed information about the environmental problems faced by the Americans, view the infographic.