Our group studied the tundra and the effects of
oil drilling in the tundra. The tundra is the coldest of all the biomes and is located in the north and the south near the
poles. It is also located on snowcapped mountain tops. There are two kinds of tundra, the alpine and the arctic. The alpine
is on mountaintops and the arctic is in the north near the North Pole. The average temperature for the year is only a little
above freezing. There is not much biotic diversity in the tundra because of such short growing seasons and extremely cold
temperatures. The ground is covered with snow and rock.
We studied oil drilling and the effects
it has on the environment. Oil drilling is ruining the tundra by the drilling. It is also putting deadly gases and dusts into
the air. The gases pollute the air and the dust get into lakes and streams so fish can’t live and humans can’t
use the water as a water supply. Unfortunately, we use oil in every day life and is considered necessary. Another fear, that
affects the tundra are oil spills. When oil spills, it ruins the water and kills many animals and plants.