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“Unlawful Government Takings”

“Unlawful Government Takings”

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Among the many, many flooded homes in Houston after Hurricane Harvey are some for which the owners say the government is responsible. A group of homeowners is suing both the Army Corps of Engineers and the San Jacinto River Authority for releasing water from a reservoir—water, they say, that damaged  … Read More

Another Hour, Another Football Field

Another Hour, Another Football Field

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It’s a paradox: We’ve heard that aggressive efforts in Louisiana have restored tens of thousands of acres of coastal wetlands and marshes over the last decade. We also constantly hear that Louisiana is shrinking, still losing something like 75 square miles of land each year to coastal erosion, or according  … Read More

A Long, Dry Spell

A Long, Dry Spell

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We’ve often covered the drought conditions in parts of the US and the eventual slow recovery. Montana is currently faring worst, with large areas of extreme to exceptional drought in the northeastern part of the state. California is in pretty good shape these days. But parts of Europe are now  … 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

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


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