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Study deplores soil erosion

(1984) Study deplores soil erosion. The West Australian, 13 February 1984. p. 36 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A book entitled, "State of the World" by the Worldwatch Institute of Washington has stated that the world was suffering from a range of conditions, including an epidemic soil erosion from population pressure, shrinking forests that threatened the supply of firewood, and population increasing faster than food production in many areas. On a positive note, the institute said that it found the link between rising use of oil and economic growth seemed to have been broken, and renewable energy sources such as wind farms and solar generators were growing rapidly. President of the Institute and author of the section on topsoil, Lester Brown, wrote the world was now mining its supply of topsoil at an average rate of seven percent a decade.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1984 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58814
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