News Release 06-111
New Report Says Human Tampering Threatens Planet's Life-Sustaining Surface
Scientists call for effort to understand Earth's "critical zone"
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Some areas of the Earth's critical zone include deep layers of soil that represent millions of years of erosion and new earth formation. Scientists say they need to better understand this and other processes to sustain food production.
Credit: Bill Deitrich, University of California-Berkeley
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In a new report, scientists say human tampering threatens the Earth's "critical zone."
Credit: National Science Foundation