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2007-01-19 15:24:55

A single drop is harmless, but when billions of raindrops from a cloudburst fall on bare soil they strike like billions of tiny hammers, dislodging tons of soil per acre which is carried away by surface runoff.

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2006-12-01 17:45:00

Mother Nature may be a force, but nothing like humans when it comes to causing erosion, says a Syracuse University scientist. Humans cause erosion at a rate 10 to 15 times faster than any natural process.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.