The Schools of the Pacific Rainfall and Climate Experiment notes that coastal erosion occurs due to wave and current activity, storms, earthquakes, wind, tides and the shifting of tectonic plates. Coastal erosion is a mo... More »

Soil erosion is caused when elements such as wind and rain remove surface soil. The eroded soil is then carried away and deposited by the wind or rain. More »

The most common natural causes of landslides include volcanic eruptions, seismic vibrations from earthquakes, erosion beneath banks or cliffs and increases in pore water pressure. Human causes include deforestation, alte... More »

Coastal erosion is caused by a number of factors, including natural processes such as the wind, rain and waves, as well as human activities, such as the damming of rivers. Additionally, when barrier islands are destroyed... More »

Soil erosion is caused when elements such as wind and rain remove surface soil. The eroded soil is then carried away and deposited by the wind or rain. More »

While coastal erosion is not completely preventable, the use of retaining walls can help minimize the damage and slow the process. Through the use of man-made walls that line the coastlines, the erosion can be slowed, ac... More »

Some examples of destructive forces include erosion by water or wind, volcanic activity, earthquakes, the impact of glaciers and even animals' degradation of the environment. Silt and soil deposition, as well as volcanic... More »