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  • Soil Of Other Planets
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    SOIL Soil Erosion The soil over North America is becoming more and more useless for agriculture purposes. A great deal of the fertile top soil has vanished leaving behind a cement like surface of rocks and pebbles. This deterioration of the soil is called erosion. The forces most responsible for this kind of erosion are wind, water and ice. For many years leaves and grasses on the prairies protected the soil from the force of heavy rains permitting water not to be absorbed into the soil but into...
  • Soil Exposure And Great Erosion
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    The Dust bowl of America in the 1930 the Dust Bowl of North America refers to a catastrophe in the early 1930's when vast areas of the Midwestern and Western farm lands of America became wastelands. This occurred due to a series of dry years which coincided with the extension of agriculture in unsuitable lands. Droughts and dust storms caused by poor tillage practices devastated farms and ranches of the Great Plains; therefore, causing a great exodus of its inhabitants to other, more fertile, la...
  • Erosion Of The River
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    Introduction This investigation will be based upon what characteristics affect a river. In this piece I will investigate how the stream characteristics change as you go downstream. A specific area has been chosen to study, which is Loughton. In this chosen site is a tributary, which is also part of the Epping Forrest Field Centre (EFF C). Epping Forest is a woodland area of mainly highland between the two rivers; River Lea and the River Roding. The Loughton Brook is a tributary that flows off th...
  • Protection Of The Worlds Topsoil
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    SCIENCE 360 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROTECTION OF THE WORLDS TOPSOIL By 1 LM 4233 17 MARCH 1998 Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree Management to Dr. Jack UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX Southern California Campus La Mirada Learning Center Protection of the Worlds Topsoil The protection of the worlds topsoil is vital to us. The soil is still the major medium for plant and crop growth and our basic resource for land use and development. Imagine our world wi...
  • Stream Bank Erosion Stream Bank Erosion
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    Erosion Streams, along with stream erosion, play important parts in the development of the land all over the world. Many important events happen from the result of erosion, including the construction of waterways, erosion of mountains and other natural things, and also deposition of particles. What is Erosion Erosion is the transportation of loose sediments or rock produced by weathering. Moving water is the primary agent for erosion, although ice, gravity, and wind can also cause it. The many k...
  • Rates Of Soil Erosion
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    SOIL EROSION Soil erosion is a gradual process that occurs when the actions of water, wind, and other factors eat away and wear down the land, causing the soil to deteriorate or disappear completely. Soil deterioration and low quality of water due to erosion and run off has often become a severe problem around the world. Many times the problems become so severe that the land can no longer be cultivated and is abandoned. The key to minimizing soil erosion and saving the farm lands is the farmer h...
  • Dunwich From Coastal Erosion
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    GEOGRAPHY COURSEWORK BY Sean connery Should Dunwich be defended from coastal erosion? Introduction Aims of the project The purpose of this coursework is to collect enough information so we can answer the question "Should Dunwich be defended from coastal erosion?" We will also be able to learn about coastal erosion and other coastal processes. About Dunwich Dunwich is a small village on the east coast of Suffolk. It has a beach and attracts tourists in the summer. It is a quiet, rural area with S...

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