land degradation

  

Definition

Deterioration in the quality of land, its topsoil, vegetation, and/or water resources, caused usually by excessive or inappropriate exploitation.

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  • The land degradation surrounding the city of Beijing China has reached an extreme level of pollution, and water is no longer safe to drink.

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  • The amount of land degradation that went on that year was more than any other year before and it made us all afraid.

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  • You must always make sure that your business is not involved in any land degradation that will have long term effects.

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