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- v. Present participle of overplow.
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In Nigeria, where 148 million people are crammed into an area not much larger than Texas, overgrazing and overplowing are converting grassland and cropland into desert, putting farmers and herders in a war for survival.
Brown pointed out that the larger question is whether our continuing with business as usual -- with overpumping, overgrazing, overplowing, overfishing, overloading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, and, I would add, overpopulating -- can be sustained.
Over the last half-century, we have removed so much of that protective cover by clearcutting, overgrazing, and overplowing that we are fast losing soil accumulated over long stretches of geological time.