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Soil Loss in Iowa Being Driven by Storms

A new Environmental Working Group report produced with Iowa’s help reveals that soil loss in the agriculture-focused state is much worse than thought, says an article in the Huffington Post.

In some regions, soil loss was found to be 12 times greater than the stated average, as storms stripped up to 64 tons of soil per acre of land.

Conservation practices can help – and in the context of increasing storms projected by climate change models, means that we must consider sustainable practices as a central component of adaptation action.

ACT will consider this and other factors in our upcoming Climate Change Adaptation and Crops & Food Supply session, which runs from May-December 2011, with a major report in early 2012.

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