Tag: soil layers

A soil horizon is a layer generally parallel to the soil surface, whose physical characteristics differ from the layers above and beneath. Each soil type usually has three or four horizons. Horizons are defined in most cases by obvious physical features, chiefly colour and texture.

Project Profile: Site Sampling Tools

Project Profile: Site Sampling Tools

Geophysical surveys can be the bedrock (pardon the pun) of today’s environmental projects, from locating abandoned underground storage tanks (USTs) and utilities, to complex mapping of geology in remedial investigations, to finding landfill boundaries and other buried unknown problems. In the past few decades, a variety of non-destructive testing methods

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.” Implementing a revegetation plan after a wildfire is a challenge;

Revegetation After a Wildfire

Revegetation After a Wildfire

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.”

“All it needed was an ignition source,” recalls Daniel Lewis, staff

Revisiting the Cover on Final Cover

In the quarter of a century since Subtitle D has been in effect, there have been many great advancements in technologies and materials, but these advancements have not really fundamentally changed our approach to solid waste disposal.

Revisiting the Cover on Final Cover

In the quarter of a century since Subtitle D has been in effect, there have been many great advancements in technologies and materials, but these advancements have not really fundamentally changed our approach to solid waste disposal.

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.”

“All it needed was an ignition source,” recalls Daniel Lewis, staff

Industrial Sites Go Green to Manage Stormwater

Industrial Sites Go Green to Manage Stormwater

Industrial sites have been slow to install green infrastructure. Years ago it didn’t have the track record of success that it has now. Industrial sites often have confined spaces or impervious areas that would have to be removed, adding extra cost. But industrial sites and green infrastructure can be a

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