Soil Erosion (Shuǐtǔ liúshī 水土流失)

Xiong LEI

Practices such as deforestation for farming, overgrazing, and poor construction techniques have resulted in a rate of soil erosion in China that is among the worst in the world. Climate factors, such as wind and increasing temperatures that increase the rate of glacial shrinkage, also adversely affect soil erosion. Government efforts to control soil erosion have focused on rehabilitation of small river valleys.

Soil erosion occurs when soil is detached and moved….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:22+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Environment, Geography|Comments Off on Soil Erosion (Shuǐtǔ liúshī 水土流失)

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