Soil Degradation


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

What Causes Sinkholes and How to Fix Them

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?

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

Major Causes of Land Degradation

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 Most Important 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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Causes and effects of desertification

Causes and Effects of Desertification

In different areas of the world, the causes and effects of desertification may be different. Desertification is the process by which fertile land is transformed...

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How Can We Prevent Erosion

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

Dead Sea Sinkholes Growing at an Alarming Rate

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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