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The Doomsday Vault

The Doomsday Vault

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You’ve probably heard of the Global Seed Vault, a facility located in the Arctic that houses 500 million seeds collected from around the world. The vault is buried beneath the permafrost, and its purpose is to keep safe a supply of seeds we could use to regenerate our food supplies  … 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

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Erosion Control magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Erosion Control  … Read More

Constructed Wetlands for Erosion Control and Stormwater Mitigation

Constructed Wetlands for Erosion Control and Stormwater Mitigation

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Many people think of wetlands as smelly, mosquito-ridden nuisances, but healthy wetlands provide habitat for birds, fish, amphibians, bats, and other insects that live on mosquitoes. Wetlands are home to more than one-third of the United States’ threatened and endangered species, according to EPA.  … 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

Stabilizing Hillsides and Creek Bottoms

Stabilizing Hillsides and Creek Bottoms

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The rolling landscape of Scott County, MN, is rural but not particularly remote. “That area is farm country, and the Minnesota River goes through the entire area. On the top of the bluffs it’s farmland, but at the river, the elevation drops about 200 feet in 800 feet,” says Paul  … Read More

Carbon Farming

Carbon Farming

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Some farmers are working with—and getting paid for—a new kind of crop, although it doesn’t result in a saleable product and, in fact, results in a net loss: of carbon. Grants are now available in Marin County, CA, to encourage “carbon farming,” or sequestering carbon in the soil through various  … 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

Geogrids for Stabilizing Steep Slopes

Geogrids for Stabilizing Steep Slopes

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The steep slopes and compressible soils caused concern that the road might, sometime in the future, shift and even crack if precast concrete panel retaining walls were used. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials suggested that 1:1 slope reinforcement with geogrid be used instead.  … Read More

Duking It Out in Public

Duking It Out in Public

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Where do you stand on climate change? Is the issue settled? Do you think there are still some uncertainties to be cleared up?

Last week I wrote about a recent report on the science behind sea level rise; the authors of that report explain the models and data they’re using to  … Read More

What Do We Know, and When Did We Know It?

What Do We Know, and When Did We Know It?

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Those of us who live near the coast (that’s about 39% of the US population) or who in some way depend on products that come from the ocean or are delivered via ports (that’s just about all of us) have a stake in what happens with sea level rise. The  … Read More

Improving the Soil

Improving the Soil

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In revegetation, everything begins with the soil—usually poor soil.

Soils may become degraded during the construction of buildings, roadside projects, or mining or landfill operations, or because of overgrazing or deforestation. They lose their topsoil, usually the top 2- to 8-inch layer of the soil, where the most important nutrients lie.  … Read More



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