Restoring minespoils

(The reason posts on restoration ecology is coming thick and fast is because I have an exam on this subject tomorrow. Might as well blog and study at the same time!) Minespoils are one of the most degraded bits of land to have been generated by human activity. Even nature thinks so. Why do I […]

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Overcoming Land degradation

Land degradation (also called soil degradation, to be more specific) is continuing to grow into a major problem in today’s world. While it does threaten biodiversity and the living standards of other living species, the largest effect of this by far, is on human life. More importantly, land degradation has seriously taken a toll on […]

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The Poop problem: Pollution caused by animal wastes in the United States

(Also in response to Daily Prompt’s one word prompt-percolate…”the water mixed with wastes percolates into the ground and pollutes the groundwater”) Growing animals for consumption is a huge task that requires great environmental investment. This “investment” causes a multitude of environmental problems like deforestation, overgrazing, and soil erosion, among others (see Land degradation: Role of Overgrazing for […]

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