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Walking on Water: Floating Islands

Walking on Water: Floating Islands

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Need more land? You might soon be able to create your own. Dutch engineers are experimenting with floating islands that can support buildings, farms, and other amenities.

The Dutch Maritime Research Institute has built a prototype of a floating island made up of dozens of interlocking triangles that can move  … Read More

The Sand Museum

The Sand Museum

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When most people think of sand dunes, they think of the Sahara or possibly the Arabian Desert; Denmark and Japan typically aren’t the first locations to come to mind. Yet both countries have impressive expanses of sand that they’re turning into an economic asset.

Denmark has the Rabjerg Mile, a  … 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

Project Profile: Reseeding 40 Miles of Pipeline

Project Profile: Reseeding 40 Miles of Pipeline

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A recent-multi-agency PROJECT involving several sediment and erosion control methods in various soil conditions during a natural gas pipeline project was one of the most challenging projects for Florida Hydroseeding & Erosion Control (FHEC).  … Read More

Solutions for Healthy Soil

Solutions for Healthy Soil

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It’s an entertaining and yet shocking pastime to read vintage advertisements. Today, we shake our heads in amazement at bygone celebrities who extol the relaxing and “digestive benefits” promised by smoking a particular brand of cigarette, at manufacturers who quaintly promote a children’s “lead party” with their paint icons, and  … Read More

Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

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As you’re probably aware, EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers under the new administration are proposing to rescind the beleaguered Waters of the US Rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule, that went into effect in 2015. You have a narrow window to comment if you wish  … Read More

The Role of Erosion Control on the Panama Canal Expansion Project

The Role of Erosion Control on the Panama Canal Expansion Project

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EVERY EROSION CONTROL project is mission critical, but the Panama Canal expansion project, completed in June 2016, is arguably in a class by itself, given the scale of the undertaking and the waterway’s strategic importance to international commerce. The dirt-and-rock slopes created from the dredging of nearly 50 million cubic  … Read More

Revegetating After a Wildfire

Revegetating After a Wildfire

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It was in June 2013 that the 3,200-acre Royal Gorge fire broke out near Cañon City, CO, situated about 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. The wildfire destroyed almost everything in its path (48 out of 52 structures in Royal Gorge Park were lost), although surprisingly it spared the Royal  … Read More

Through the Earth’s Mantle—and 800 Miles of Dirt and Rock

Through the Earth’s Mantle—and 800 Miles of Dirt and Rock

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This isn’t, strictly speaking, a post about erosion, but we hear so frequently about problems with abandoned mining sites—degraded or contaminated soils, expensive remediation efforts—that I want to pass along a story about one that’s doing well in its afterlife. The Homestake Gold Mine in South Dakota closed in 2001.  … 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

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

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



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