La erosión del suelo derivada del desarrollo económico mueve sedimentos hacia el mar del sur de China y también hacia los esqueletos de los corales.
Earth’s land is drying as it warms, but it is not clear how dry is too dry.
Airborne dust not only causes disease, it also menaces transportation on land, sea, and air; disrupts renewable energy systems; transports pathogens and toxic substances; and poses many other hazards.
The InSight Lander, on Mars, intentionally dumped sand over its seismic instrument’s tether and the wind sorted the particles by size as it blew them away.
Whether warming increases or decreases, rain over land depends on the relationship of soil moisture, evaporation, and aridity which shape rain regimes.
Cultivating delicate soil crust in the shade of solar panels might boost the recovery of arid land.
Soil erosion from economic development sent sediments into the South China Sea—and into coral skeletons.
Amazon soils are usually low in the nutrients that plants covet, but harpy eagles can create local hot spots with their poop and prey.
As climate change continues, parts of the Earth system such as ice sheets, frozen soils, or the Amazon rainforest could shift—some quickly, some slowly—after crossing key thresholds or tipping points.