erosion Archives - State of the Planet

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The Journey to Antarctica and a Week in McMurdo Station

After bad weather and a busy week of packing and preparation, the team is finally ready to strike out on its own in the coldest, driest, and windiest place on the planet.

by |February 8, 2019

Why Soil Matters

Soil is the source of all life. Yet “we know more about soils of Mars than about soils of Africa,” says Pedro Sanchez, director of the Earth Institute’s Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program. To remedy this situation, the Earth Institute is taking part in an ambitious undertaking to map the world’s soils.

by |April 12, 2012

Southern Louisiana’s Vanishing Act

Louisiana’s wetlands — the largest system in the United States — are shrinking at an alarming rate.

by |April 20, 2011