Future of the Environment

Drought: 5 ways to stop heavy rains washing away parched soil

Soil erosion is a major threat to the resilience of the environment. Image: Pexles/Mike Erskine

Dan Evans

75th Anniversary Research Fellow, Soil and Agrifood Institute., Cranfield University.

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A bare soil is particularly vulnerable to erosion. Image: Unsplash/Jake Gard

Soil tillage is one of the most practised methods of preparing the land for growing crops. Image: Unsplash/Meredith Petrick

Overgrazing and increase the risk of soil erosion. Image: Unsplash/Annie Spratt

Steep slopes funnel water downhill fast leading to soil erosion. Image: Unsplash/ Karina Skrypnik

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