Soil degradation- water & wind

Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life on Earth

Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life on Earth. It is comprised of countless species that create a dynamic and complex ecosystem and is among the most precious resources to humans. [1]

Human activities that significantly reduce soil cover (e.g., tillage and clear-cutting) and/or intensify wind or water movement (e.g., the removal of windbreaks and channelization of streams) often result in accelerated erosion that exceeds geologic erosion rates by several orders of magnitude. [2] Continue reading

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