soil erosion

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Removal of topsoil faster than the soil forming processes can replace it, due to natural, animal, and human activity (over grazing, over cultivation, forest clearing, mechanized farming, etc.). Soil erosion results in land infertility and leads to desertification and devastating flooding. It is estimated that 20 percent of the world's topsoil was lost during 1950-1990, and its loss is continuing at a faster rate.

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Soil erosion can have long term effects on the environment so you must be very careful when you are dealing with it.
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The soil erosion on the property grew to be a large problem for the homeowners as the ground around the foundation of the house gradually disappeared.
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Soil erosion can be very hazardous to the environment so you need to make sure your business is not causing it.
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