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Soil Erosion

Strengthening Shorelines With Hard Armor

Strengthening Shorelines With Hard Armor

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Perhaps the slopes are too steep. Perhaps the current is too strong. Perhaps both, and maybe some other challenging site conditions exist as well. Some projects along bodies of water require extra-strong measures to stop erosion. One of those projects is in Idaho.  … Read More

On Land as in the Sea

On Land as in the Sea

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We all know there’s a lot of plastic debris in the sea—from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that’s at least the size of Texas to the many smaller concentrations throughout all the world’s oceans. But now the problem is moving inland.

Farmers in a desert-like region of northwestern China are  … Read More

Fighting Fire With… Goats?

Fighting Fire With… Goats?

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We’ve often covered the process of preventing erosion after a wildfire and revegetating areas that have been affected. The flip side, though, is reducing the chances of fire in the first place. As this Erosion Control article points out, fires once burned naturally throughout forested areas, reducing the excess vegetation  … Read More

Reducing Coastal Erosion

Reducing Coastal Erosion

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There is a saying that the only thing constant in life is change. In the realm of coastal environments, nothing could be more true. The shifting winds, the tides, and rains are what has created the often beautiful vistas of coastal landscape, the diversity of habitats and ecosystems: stones ground  … Read More

The Beach Is Back

The Beach Is Back

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Some property owners in Florida and other coastal regions are no doubt feeling a bit jealous right now. Beach renourishment—the process of adding sand to an eroding beach—is a costly and painstaking process, and one that in many cases must be repeated to maintain a viable stretch of land. It  … Read More

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air

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We’ve talked a lot about drought and desertification in many different parts of the world. A new technology is showing promise for getting a bit more water where it’s needed—not enough to completely alleviate the problem in drought-stricken regions or to support agriculture or revegetation on a large scale, but  … Read More


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