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

A Not-So-Fine Kettle of Fish

| We’ve seen many results of drought in the US over the last several years, from dwindling water supplies to more frequent and intense wildfires to dust problems. In Australia, drought seems to be the cause, at least indirectly, of another type of problem: eutrophication and lots and lots of dead fish. In the Darling River ... READ MORE

Solmax-GSE becomes Solmax

| 11 February, 2019 – Montreal.   Solmax-GSE, now the world’s leading geosynthetics company, will henceforth be known as Solmax. The return to the Solmax name and brand follows the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses to form a single strong global entity—one that will reshape the industry, says the company. “Solmax is a ... READ MORE

How Fast Are We Really Losing Soil?

| There are many ways to measure erosion, and these can sometimes vary depending on what we’re trying to achieve. A few years ago, a professor of agronomy at Iowa State University made the news with an estimate that topsoil loss in that state—by his reckoning, up to 12 times the government’s estimate of 5.4 tons ... 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

New Zealand’s Unwanted Mammals

| In both Erosion Control magazine and our sister publication Stormwater, we’ve covered many different types of invasive species—plant and animal—and the ways people have attempted to get rid of them. In the early years of the 20th century, for example, it briefly seemed like a good idea to release nutria (very large rodents) throughout the ... 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

Watkins Erosion Control Eliminates $9K Per Month in Lost Labor Costs with Curo

| Curo, an Atlanta home and field service application provider, is helping Watkins Erosion Control save approximately $9K per month in lost labor costs after the company rolled out the application to its field services crews. Watkins deploys work crews to prevent erosion at vulnerable construction sites around Atlanta, Georgia. The hectic schedule and disconnected workforce ... READ MORE

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