Hillside erosion is 100 times faster when land is cleared

Soil erosion occurs 100 times faster on hillsides that are cleared of trees and converted to farmland, based on studies of 10 large river basins in the U.S. Southeast, says research led by a University of Vermont geologist. The university says that knowing the natural rate of erosion is important when setting environmental regulations. “The scientists made… » Read More

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