Soil Degradation

Prevention of desertification

How to prevent or reverse desertification when the problem seems getting worse with increasing droughts? Possible solutions to desertification are based on the...

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Livestock grazing causes desertification

The loss of land to desertification has major impact on many places on our planet today and is expected to affect humanity even more in the future.

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erosion

Soil erosion is an ongoing process that affects each site in a slightly different way. It is caused by numerous factors and its effects can be seen in...

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Example of a small sinkhole

Sinkholes appear in unexpected places, and can be very dangerous. Learn more about what causes sinkholes to appear, how to detect them and how to fix them.

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How Does Unsustainable Land Development Happen

How does unsustainable land development happen? While the specific reasons vary in different parts of the world, there are three main ways in which it occurs.

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Land degradation by mining industry

Whether it is through building homes, the cultivation of crops, humans have always influenced the landscape. The following is a list of the major causes of land degradation.

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Effects of soil erosion on biodiversity

The effects of soil erosion go beyond the loss of fertile land. It is one of the most serious environmental problems, as it decreases biodiversity of ecosystems.

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How Can We Prevent Erosion

The following list discusses methods that have been proven to reduce, and oftentimes prevent erosion from occurring in the first place.

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Dead Sea Sinkholes

As the Dead Sea dries up and shrinks more than one meter per year, sinkholes are forming at an alarming rate along the shoreline of the Sea.

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