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IMLCZO Director Praveen Kumar Featured in International Innovation

14 May 2015
News Source: International Innovation

Researchers in the University of Illinois’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are studying vulnerability across the Earth’s surface.

Changes to land use in recent years have been drastic, and have had wide-ranging effects on the environment. As the ‘skin’ of the Earth, the Critical Zone has been particularly heavily affected by human activity. This zone comprises the planet’s land surface, soil, vegetation and bodies of water, and is home to complex interactions between rock, soil, water, air and living organisms. It provides services critical for life on Earth, regulating the environment and providing water, food, fibre and nutrients.

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