• Soil erosion is a natural process, but human activities can increase it.
  • Water, wind, ice, or gravity are the main agents of soil erosion.
  • Farming, grazing animals, logging, mining, construction, and recreational activities can do this.
  • Use the questions and answers below to answer the questions that follow.
  • Soil erosion in the United States has greatly accelerated.
  • In some locations, soil may now be eroding about 10 times faster than its natural rate.
  • Think about the Dust Bowl in the 1930s and other recent droughts.
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