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The Waxed-Paper Doughnut That’s Saving Trees

The Waxed-Paper Doughnut That’s Saving Trees

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Desertification is a growing problem—or perhaps more accurately a non-growing problem—in many parts of the world. Planting trees, or afforestation, is one way to combat desertification, but it works only if the trees survive; in many areas the survival rate has been dismal. As this article points out, the poor-quality  … Read More

“The Base Could Liquefy”

“The Base Could Liquefy”

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Of all the problems we hear about related to American infrastructure, the state of the nation’s dams is perhaps the scariest; a failure upstream of an urban area could cause more damage all at once than just about any other infrastructure-related event. The failure of the spillways at the Oroville  … 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

How Policy and Funding Changes May Impact Water Quality Programs

How Policy and Funding Changes May Impact Water Quality Programs

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Over the last few decades, the successes of regulations like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act have led to improvements in air and water quality. With recent changes in the political climate, and with some seeking to reduce regulations and cut funding sources, many groups are looking at  … Read More

Techniques for Stabilizing Slopes

Techniques for Stabilizing Slopes

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From stabilizing failing slopes to creating new slopes, erosion control contractors are turning to new technologies as well as relying on the tried and true in a number of projects throughout the US.  … Read More

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

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Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.  … Read More

Large Carnivorous Birds

Large Carnivorous Birds

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NOAA is predicting a larger-than-usual dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay this summer. The usual causes of these hypoxic areas are excess nutrients—nitrogen and phosphorus—in stormwater runoff, which lead to algae blooms that decompose and deplete oxygen levels, harming aquatic life and wreaking havoc with fisheries.

It’s not just the  … 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

Essential and Effective Techniques for Controlling Fugitive Dust

Essential and Effective Techniques for Controlling Fugitive Dust

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Years ago, dust was an accepted result of construction, of driving on unpaved roads, and of some industrial activities. In 1970, the Clean Air Act changed that. Three types of particulate matter (less than 10 microns, less than 2½ microns, and lead) were classified as health hazards. State and local  … Read More

Defunding the Superfund

Defunding the Superfund

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It’s clear that the Environmental Protection Agency is undergoing some tremendous changes under the current presidential administration, with the president proposing to reduce the agency’s budget by 31%. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been a strong proponent of cutting back his agency’s reach, reducing environmental regulation, revising or rescinding the  … Read More

Case Studies in Dust Control

Case Studies in Dust Control

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Air quality is essential for the environment and for the people and animals who breathe that air. A big part of ensuring that the air is of high quality is keeping it free of dust.  … Read More

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

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Retaining walls have become so much a part of our environment that most people barely notice them. However, professionals realize how much they have changed over the years and what an asset they have become. The ability to provide strength and integrity makes some projects possible that once would have  … Read More



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