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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

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

The Sand Trap

The Sand Trap

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Did you know it takes more than a hundred tons of sand (and gravel, and crushed stone) to build an average American house—twice that much if you count the section of road that runs in front of it? Or that constructing one lane of an interstate highway consumes 38,000 tons  … Read More

Keeping Water Quality High

Keeping Water Quality High

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Snowy plovers are dainty little shorebirds, waders that scurry along beaches on legs that look like twigs. The timid plovers have white underbodies with brown feathers on top. The brown markings around their faces give them a quizzical look, somewhat like owls.  … Read More



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