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Dsertification
Area turns into desert & overgrazing
Salinization
Salty soil
No Till Farming
Dont plow, cut slits
Urban Crisis
City intrastructure of streets, schools, bridges, hospitals, etc.
Solid Waste
Any unwanted or discarded solid material
Biodegradable
decomposers in nature will break material down over time
Nonbiodegradable
Decomposers in nature cant break material down over time
Hazardous Waste
Solid waste that is toxic/ carcinogen/ mutagens/ teratogens/ flammable, chemically unstable corrosive
Contour Farming
Plowing with the land
Strip Cropping
A pattern so you dont have loose soil
Agroforestry
Planting pecan and orange trees because they have finger like roots
Windbreaks
Growing trees around your land to stop wind from blowing away your crops
Erosion
Less Nutrients, Less water holding ability, causes pollution, Kills organisms, cost US $3.4 million/hour
Best prevented by having plants with roots that hold the soil like fingers
Uses of 30% our Forests
use- tumber, paper, fuel, medicines, oxygen, food, hold soil/water, regulate climate, habitat, recreation
Problem with 30% our Forests
problems-deforestation, clear cutting