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The effects of erosion are varied, but the most obvious effect is the removal and destruction of land. Whether caused by wind or water, erosion leads to the displacement of soil, rocks, plants and seeds. These direct eff... More »

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Erosion effects humans by adding additional toxic organic chemicals and heavy metals to the soil as well as eroding land so that there is less land to farm on. Humans are accelerating the rate of erosion. More »

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Soil erosion negatively affects the environment by stunting the new growth of plant life due to removal of topsoil. Erosion greatly reduces the quality of the soil. More »

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Soil erosion often causes the destruction of croplands, which in turn makes the prices of food soar and is the reason many individuals go hungry. According to a study by Cornell University, soil erodes away at 10 to 40 t... More »

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Sheet erosion refers to the loss of the top layers of nutrient-rich topsoil due to falling rain loosening soil particles and carrying them across the land. Sheet erosion is named so due to the relatively even removal of ... More »

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Erosion is a process that causes the soil surface to wear out; geological erosion is caused naturally by water, wind or gravity, and accelerated erosion is caused by human use of land. Geologists estimate that 70 percent... More »

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Soil erosion is a natural or artificial process where the top layers of soil are blown or washed away from wind or water. Most soil erosion is caused by natural sources like wind and rain. More »

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