Essays Tagged: "soil erosion"

Soil Erosion and it's Effect on the Great Mississippi

Soil erosion is not one of the most sought after conservation movements today. Today's main focus is ... sought after conservation movements today. Today's main focus is energy and environmental concerns. Soil erosion is significant, however, for various reasons. Currently, the Mississippi River is alter ... however, for various reasons. Currently, the Mississippi River is altering it natural course due to soil deposits from the northern portion. Additionally, soil erosion affects farming and pollution. S ...

(12 pages) 220 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Essay on the environment: looks specifically at deforestation issues and how to remedy the situation

cing paper is deforestation for raw materials. Deforestation results in global warming, and serious soil erosion. Sites in the Amazon Rainforest are currently being depleted at alarming rates. The rep ... ). This decline in tree cover over the world has multiple negative connotations. Global warming and soil erosion are both results of cutting down immense numbers of trees.Global warming is one of defo ...

(10 pages) 341 1 4.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

Is U.S.A developing?

uation of the population crisis really is in my country. We need more help. Poverty, deforestation, soil erosion, lack of water, extensive agriculture, illiteracy, lack of family planning, popualtion ... f the remaining forested land is being cut down and used for fuel and cleared for agricultural use! Soil erosion and a lack of purified water are just some examples of some other important issues Hait ...

(3 pages) 100 2 2.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Deforestation in Brazil

Deforestation has had dramatic effects on the climate with the combination of reduced rainfall and soil erosion. ( to th ...

(3 pages) 80 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Genetic Modification of Crops and The Environment

enefits and the risks. The benefits which are herbicide tolerant crops encourage less tilling, less soil erosion, and better yield, and the risks are the possible of creating new or more vigorous pest ... etic engineering, the idea of manipulating and mining nature to extract a few more dollars from our soil, is greedy, reckless and perilous (8). On the other hand, the biotech companies claimed that th ...

(8 pages) 284 3 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Consultancy report for upland farming a DSS

ntation of a DSS system to help a vegetable business D E Reid Produce over come their problems with soil erosion. DSS are generally interactive information systems that provide information and tools f ... lytical work in semi-structured and unstructured situations. It can be used first to predict annual soil water erosion risk, for both the existing situation and can predict the projected effects of pr ...

(6 pages) 62 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Save The Trees: Deforestation.

one of the greatest threats to nature on Earth, if not the single greatest. It is one root cause of soil erosion, the root cause of global warming, and the greatest contributor to the endangerment and ... practiced worldwide brings about a great many problems, one of which is the erosion of valuable topsoil. Loss of quality topsoil for farming leads to reduced crop yields, which can result in famine. ...

(7 pages) 86 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

Global Warming

nge of water among the oceans, atmosphere, and land. Higher temperature causes more evaporation and soil tends to dry out faster. Increased amounts of water in the atmosphere will mean more rain overa ... sed amounts of water in the atmosphere will mean more rain overall. Such events can cause flooding, soil erosion, and even loss of life. (C55.54) With industrialization and population growth, greenhou ...

(3 pages) 91 1 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Given the limited land available in Singapore

Singapore to prevent undesired disasters.Nature reserves could also save lives. Roots of trees make soil stable and prevent soil erosion and soil leaching from happening. Thanks to nature reserves, th ... erosion and soil leaching from happening. Thanks to nature reserves, there are only a few cases of soil erosion happening in Singapore.On the other hand, by setting aside land for nature reserves, Si ...

(2 pages) 8 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Air pollution

culates and Volatile organic chemicals into the atmosphere. Ultra fine dust particles, dislodged by soil erosion when water and weather loosen layers of soil, increase airborne particulate levels. A b ...

(5 pages) 95 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

GM Foods

benefits and the risks. The benefits are herbicide tolerant crops that encourage less tilling, less soil erosion, and better crop production, and the possible risks are the possibility of creating new ...

(6 pages) 44 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Italian Immigration

ective tariffs on northern industrial goods. The South also suffered from the lack of farming land, soil erosion and deforestation, and a lack of coal and iron ore needed for industry. Also, Landlords ...

(3 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

        I followed a trail 300 yards through thick shrubbery. There,

At that time, it occurred to me that trees are very important to the ecosystem. They help reduce soil erosion by increasing water permeability, which means the soil absorbs the water, rather than c ...

(1 pages) 343 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Land Degradation

and. There are several major types of land degradation in Australia. Some of which are listed below:Soil erosion occurs when large numbers of trees are removed from a small area. Normally, soil is hel ... is held together by tree roots. However, when these trees are removed, there is nothing to hold the soil together, so when the wind blows the rich, fertile topsoil is easily blown away. Once this has ...

(2 pages) 17 2 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Bushfires - Burning for the better

have been reported to reach 1,000°C (Ahlgren) and a number of physicochemical properties of the soil are affected. Severe heating of soil breaks down the structures of the inorganic parent materia ... d. Severe heating of soil breaks down the structures of the inorganic parent materials, causing the soil structure to become unstable (Ulery). Fire creates layers within the soil that are resistant to ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Easter Island

heir diet became deprived of protein afforded by porpoise and other fish. Deforestation also caused soil erosion damaging to overall soil fertility. Lacking harvests drove many individuals to starvati ...

(2 pages) 1256 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Soil Erosion in Forestry

Soil Erosion in Forestry�Soil Erosion in ForestryIntroductionHighest layer of the soil enclos ... et which is necessary for development of plants. Any practice that indemnity or eliminate the upper soil from region source of soil erosion. Soil erosion builds soils fewer fertile. "When portion of l ... soil erosion. Soil erosion builds soils fewer fertile. "When portion of land does not have plants, soil gets uncovered to sunlight and heat" (Trimble, 2008, 38-42). Such soil dried out extremely fast ...

(7 pages) 5 0 0.0 Dec/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry


greatly contributes to global warming), significantly alters the water cycle, heightens the rate of soil erosion (which may eventually lead to soil runoff and floods), and assists in extreme loss of b ... r cycle. When the water cycle is altered, it results into the dangerous event of sediment runoff or soil erosion which may sequentially lead the life-threatening occurrence of flash floods or perhaps ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2011

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Historic and Social Aspects Report on Australia's farming practicesCompare and contrast the impact on the Australian environment of European farming practices and Aboriginal land management practices.

less rainfall, constant drought, and we have to deal with a flat land. This results in less fertile soils, bad drainage and bad nutrient distribution. The Australian environment is suffering, especial ... ts than Europe, many serious environmental problems are developing such as salinity, water logging, soil erosion, declining water quality and loss of biodiversity. Even though salt is naturally presen ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Aug/2012

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Feeding The World

source of food is washed away.Poor agricultural practices can also be another cause. This includes soil erosion (loss of nutrients in soil), drought (prolonged period of dryness), increase of defores ... on (clearing of trees), and over-cropping (exhaust the fertility of land). Without good and healthy soil, the seeds planted will die and never grow which will result in a lack of food for the family.W ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues