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The term anthropogenic designates an effect or object resulting from human activity. The term is sometimes used in the context of pollution emissions that are produced as a result of human industry. 
- Release of gases and dust into the atmosphere, leading to global warming.
- Waste disposal practices.
- Air pollution, water pollution, light pollution.
- Conversion of woodlands into fields and pastures including slash-and-burn techniques.
- Diversion of surface and groundwater.
- Ground water salinization due to inadequate drainage.
- Pollution of soil and water by chemicals found in fertilizer and pesticides.
- dirty or unclean water
- The human alteration of plants by breeding, selection, genetic engineering and tissue fusion (see cultigen)
- Removal of topsoil and creation of spoil piles.
- Diversion of groundwater by mine shafts.
- Surface runoff bearing mining wastes.
- Release of air pollution by refining processes.
- Diversion of surface water flow by roadways.
- Vehicular air pollution.
- Roadway noise, aircraft noise and transit noise.
- Removal of natural habitats by grading and building
- Diversion of groundwater.
- Filling in marshes, bays, swamps, ponds, stream beds.
- Concentration of human activities in discrete zones.
- Concentration of waste products, sewage, and debris.
- Concentration of music.
Antropogenic tracers help measure objectively the amount of human influence in a given environment.
See Environmental behavior of EDTA for an example.
- ↑ Scott, Michon (2008). "Glossary". Earth Observatory, http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/glossary.php3?mode=all. Retrieved on 3 November 2008.