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Posts tagged erosion

February 21, 2013

 

niagra falls up close

We’re Losing Niagra Falls!

Today A Moment of Science looks at why this beloved wonder of the world may be on the rocks.

November 22, 2012

 

Mississippi River with a sunset

How The Mississippi Changes Its Course

Can the Mississippi River change direction?

December 31, 2010

 

Christmas tree on the curb

What Should You Do With Your Old Christmas Tree?

Christmas is over but what should you do with your Christmas tree?

February 2, 2009

 

Black volcanic sand beach

The Geology of Sand

Most grains of sand originally started as part of a larger rock.

November 20, 2008

 

King River Delta

Sinking River Deltas

River deltas are coastal valleys where rivers empty into the sea. Standing on a river delta you don't expect the ground beneath your feet to be disappearing.

October 6, 2008

 

Beach and ocean

Glass Beaches

Florida has begun using glass as sand at the beach as a way to keep its shores friendly to both tourists and wildlife.

December 12, 2007

 

Plowed field during day

Disappearing Soil

Did you know that twenty-four billion tons of soil is lost to erosion every year? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004

 

Why Mountains Stop Growing

Why do mountains stop growing? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Dirt about Desert Soil

In the desert, the absence of water means little or no chemical weathering can take place. Instead, erosion, frost, sedimentation, and the huge temperature fluctuations between day and night break down the rocky surface into sand or gravel.

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