Where did soil come from?
When thinking about the most valuable natural resources, the first things that come to mind are usually oil, gemstones, precious metals, and other similar commodities. You may be surprised to hear that one of the most important and truly priceless natural resources is soil. The soil is thought to have started forming long ago as tiny organisms moved from the oceans onto land. Algae, bacteria, and other microscopic organisms built colonies on rocky shorelines and as they died other organisms grew on top of them. As these layers started to build up…
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