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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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.