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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

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

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

Retaining Walls to Change Land Surfaces

Retaining Walls to Change Land Surfaces

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Retaining walls have become the modern-day structures of choice for us to manipulate the surfaces on which we choose to build our lives. From creating more buildable space on a site, to helping stabilize bridges, they are ubiquitous workhorses that are often easily overlooked. But sometimes they take their inspiration  … Read More

“Closed Indefinitely”

“Closed Indefinitely”

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A co-worker came into my office this morning to tell me about the trip he almost-but-not-quite took to Big Sur last weekend. Big Sur is a scenic area on California’s central coast, popular with tourists and locals alike. One way to get there is—or at least, was—to take Highway 1.  … Read More

Tiny, Long-Distance Travelers

Tiny, Long-Distance Travelers

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We’ve written in Erosion Control magazine for years about the problem of airborne dust, and even the ways in which distant events—a sandstorm in the Sahara Desert, say—can deposit sediment particles thousands of miles away. A new study shows that the long-distance air-quality problem might be more widespread than previously  … Read More

The Slow Dissolve

The Slow Dissolve

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The Haber process, a means of converting nitrogen in the atmosphere into ammonia, has, among other things, allowed us to produce commercial fertilizer on a tremendous scale. Developed in the early 1900s, it was a game-changing invention that has been responsible for increases in food production worldwide. In 1900, the  … Read More

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

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Turning radius on compact equipment is important when erosion control contractors need to get in tight spots such as between buildings or in areas where it’s important to not disturb any more dirt than one must, such as golf courses or developed areas where some of the landscaping is already  … Read More

Four Cases Where Cofferdams Work

Four Cases Where Cofferdams Work

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Sometimes a project requires keeping sediment out of clean water that needs to remain free-flowing. Sometimes it’s not the sediment that has to be held back, but the water itself, so that work can be done in the temporarily dry space.  … 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

Riding the Landslide

Riding the Landslide

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It’s very, very difficult to find anything good to say about landslides; they are among the most dramatic and destructive erosion-related events. And yet scientists doing a study in the Canary Islands have just given us a slightly new perspective on them.

It’s common knowledge that species living on remote islands  … Read More

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

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In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.  … Read More

Almost 200,000 People Are Getting Out of The Way

Almost 200,000 People Are Getting Out of The Way

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Now that California is finally experiencing greater-than-normal rainfall after a prolonged drought, the state is also getting some uncomfortable reminders of the problems heavy rainfall can bring.

These two videos, for example, show a portion of Highway 35 in Los Gatos, in the northern part of the state, that completely washed  … Read More



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