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What aspects of human-engineered ecosystems do you think are the least sustainable? Explain.

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Using chemicals as pesticides and fertilizers may increase the efficiency in crop production. However, it inflicts more harm to the environment. The longer we use these chemicals, the more damage it brings to the environment, particularly to the soil, water, and air. Once these abiotic factors are polluted, they disrupt the natural processes and harm most life-forms.

Moreover, these features require a long time to eliminate the pollutants and to recover completely from the damage. There are also instances when the environment cannot return its previous community anymore due to the heavy use of chemicals; hence, causing permanent damage in the biosphere.

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