Soil is a diverse ecosystem of living and nonliving elements working together to create the surface of our Earth. Soil provides many services such as habitat to many creatures, the ability to facilitate plant growth, and provides a stable surface for all infastructure. Without soil life on Earth would be very different, but today soil is eroding at alarming rates. Through history, when soil has certain desirable properties humans have decided to convert land with these soil types for “beneficial” uses. This land conversion harms the soil, as well as the native ecosystems and other natural resources. Take our quiz to see how much you really know about soil!




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