Leaf Canopy and Drought

| It’s the chicken and the egg all over again. We know the importance of rainforests in sequestering carbon; an average tree in a tropical rainforest pulls in and stores about 50 pounds of carbon from the atmosphere each year. New growth and rapidly growing trees tend to absorb more carbon. However, changing weather patterns are ... READ MORE

Gaining Ground

| Investing in real estate is taking on a whole new meaning—not just buying up land, but creating it where it didn’t exist before. It’s a centuries-old practice; parts of many cities and countries, from San Francisco to Mumbai to the Netherlands, are built up or reclaimed. But since the 1970s, as this article points out, ... READ MORE

Profile Products Acquired by Incline Equity Partners

| BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (January 10, 2019) – Profile Products LLC, an environmental solutions company providing soil, water and vegetation management solutions for customers in erosion control, sports turf, golf and horticultural markets, today announced its acquisition by Incline Equity Partners, a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm focused on making investments in growth companies specializing in value-added ... READ MORE

Under Fire

| Among the many consequences of the increasingly severe wildfires throughout the western US, homeowners in the areas of highest risk are finding that they may no longer be able to insure their property. Mortgage lenders generally insist on a property being insured, creating a catch-22. As this article describes, insurers like State Farm classify properties ... READ MORE

Welcoming 2019

| As we look forward in 2019, change is in the air. First, in case you missed it, Erosion Control and our annual conferences StormCon and the Western Water Summit, were acquired by Endeavor  Business Media last month.  We’re excited to be a part of the Endeavor Business Media family, and our team will continue to bring you the quality content ... READ MORE

2018’s Greatest Hits from Erosion Control

| Before we close the books on 2018, let’s revisit Erosion Control’s top posts and stories for the year. This blog post received more comments than any other Erosion Control post published in 2018. As Nutritious as Cardboard They might have saved large swaths of Texas from blowing away during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, but today ... READ MORE

A Close Look at the Irish Coast

| Erosion is a concern in almost every developed costal area; when you’re living on an island, the issue is perhaps even more pressing. In Ireland, a group called Coastwatch performs an annual survey of the condition of the country’s coasts. The results of the most recently released survey don’t look good: Nearly a third of ... READ MORE

Buried in Sand

| It’s common knowledge that the loss of vegetation can lead to soil erosion; we face the situation all the time in areas disturbed by construction, wildfire, or drought. Something we probably think about less often is the fact that the same thing—sort of—can happen underwater. That’s the case near the tiny village of Shoyna on ... READ MORE

Trouble in Slow Motion

| People living along the San Andreas Fault in California—and, for that matter, people living very far away from it—have long kept a wary eye out for any sort of seismic activity, always anticipating The Big One. It turns out they may have been waiting for the wrong thing. There is definitely something going on here, ... READ MORE

Applying Nuclear Science to Erosion

| Several countries in Africa are using an unusual technology to assess and prevent erosion and sedimentation: gamma spectroscopy. Gamma spectroscopy is often used to detect nuclear contamination, such as the fallout from the accident at the Fukushima nuclear reactor or waste from nuclear fuel. I had not been aware of its use for gauging erosion, ... READ MORE

State Water Board Funds to Be Used for Vital Erosion Control After Record-Setting Mendocino Complex Fire

| SACRAMENTO — With erosion threats to Clear Lake looming following the largest wildfire in California history, the State Water Board and Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD) are poised to jump-start native plant restoration and limit the environmental damage. The State Water Board’s $605,000 grant will pay for erosion control work in strategic locations within ... READ MORE

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