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Soil Erosion

Purpose<p>To explore and verify that soil erosion is affected by the makeup of the soil using plant roots, rocks, and the slope of the land as …

Gardening

The Soil Erosion Site

Unsustainable soil erosion — the loss of fertile topsoil by by water, wind, or tillage — is a global problem, the importance of which is slowly …

Soil Erosion and Degradation

Soil Erosion and Degradation<p>Top<br>• Overview<br>• Causes<br>• Impacts<br>• What WWF is Doing<br>• How You Can Help<p>Donate<p>Overview<p>Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all …

Farming

US Dust Bowl unrivalled in past 1,000 years

Atmospheric conditions and human actions combined to drive the 1930s mega-drought.<p>Farms failed and livestock starved in the central United States …

Climate Change

Dust Bowl - Facts Summary

What Caused the Dust Bowl?<p>The Dust Bowl was caused by several economic and agricultural factors, including federal land policies, changes in regional …

Great Depression

The Drought | American Experience

Surviving the Dust Bowl | Article<p>The Drought<p>The drought hit first in the eastern part of the country in 1930. In 1931, it moved toward the west. By …

New Mexico

Departments

Hugh Bennett and the Perfect Storm

It was March 21, 1935, and Hugh Bennett was running out of time. In June, the Soil Erosion Service would run out of temporary funding for field work …