What is the primary purpose of land reclamation?
To create new islands
To increase usable land for various purposes
To mine valuable minerals
To reduce water pollution
Which method involves spreading sand over land to raise its level in the process of land reclamation?
Why is land reclamation important in low-lying coastal areas?
To create artificial lakes
To protect against flooding and rising sea levels
To encourage marine biodiversity
To build luxury resorts
How does afforestation contribute to land reclamation?
By constructing barriers
By planting trees and stabilizing soil
By mining valuable resources
By promoting desertification
What does land reclamation do to the availability of land in densely populated areas?
Has no impact
Transforms land into water
Which of the following is a key environmental benefit of land reclamation?
Creating more landfills
Restoring ecosystems and preserving habitats
In land reclamation, what role does erosion control play?
Controlling wildlife populations
Preventing wind and water erosion of the land
Creating artificial barriers
Enhancing agricultural productivity
What economic advantage does land reclamation offer through urban development?
Decreased job opportunities
Job creation and economic growth
Increased environmental degradation
Which of the following is NOT a purpose of land reclamation?
How can land reclamation contribute to climate change adaptation?
By creating more pollution
By building taller skyscrapers
By mitigating the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels
By promoting deforestation