Soil is a major component of many ecosystems. It purifies our water, grows our foods, and is home to many organisms. Soil erosion is a major issue occurring. Soil erosion is the process of wearing away topsoil by either natural forces, such as wind and water, or through human actions, such as farming and herbivore overgrazing.

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Soil erosion occurs from the factors:

  • Overuse of pesticides and chemicals on crops
  • Over grazing
  • Deforestation

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Conservation International selected soil as one of their subjects in the Nature Is Speaking campaign. The short film features Edward Norton as the voice of soil.

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