Tag: beach erosion

Coastal erosion is the wearing away of land and the removal of beach or dune sediments by wave action, tidal currents, wave currents, drainage or high winds (see also beach evolution).

Making Dozers More Versitile

Making Dozers More Versitile

Kansas farmer James Cummings and draftsman J. Earl McLeod designed the first bulldozer in 1923. When they filed for a US patent, they described it as an “attachment for tractors” used to plow fields. Large, powerful, and on tracks that gave it mobility through rugged terrain and grip in muddy

Reducing Coastal Erosion

Reducing Coastal Erosion

There is a saying that the only thing constant in life is change. In the realm of coastal environments, nothing could be more true. The shifting winds, the tides, and rains are what has created the often beautiful vistas of coastal landscape, the diversity of habitats and ecosystems: stones ground

No More One Trick Pony

No More One Trick Pony

Kansas farmer James Cummings and draftsman J. Earl McLeod designed the first bulldozer in 1923. When they filed for a US patent, they described it as an “attachment for tractors” used to plow fields. Large, powerful, and on tracks that gave it mobility through rugged terrain and grip in muddy

A New Roadmap to Reduce Coastal Risk

A New Roadmap to Reduce Coastal Risk

There is a saying that the only thing constant in life is change. In the realm of coastal environments, nothing could be more true. The shifting winds, the tides, and rains are what has created the often beautiful vistas of coastal landscape, the diversity of habitats and ecosystems: stones ground

Bringing Clarity to Shifting Shores

July 16, 2014 – Each and every day, waves move sand back and forth, onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America’s coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, nor’easters, and other extreme storms. How vulnerable is your favorite beach if a hurricane

A Life in the Sand

A Life in the Sand

A steady wind sifts the finest grains of sand and blows them along with a briny spray toward a bank of dunes squeezed between a brackish pond and the ocean surf. It’s one of the places Chris Maio has explored for traces of pre-colonial settlements in Massachusetts. Maio, a coastal

Structural Erosion Control Solutions

Structural Erosion Control Solutions

Nature knows best. This is the premise behind the approach that many contractors have taken on their sites in recent years. It has been a common trend for contractors to use bioengineering techniques or soft-armor erosion control solutions, including erosion control blankets, coir logs, and vegetation alone, to hold soil

An Aversion to Diversion

While campaigning for president in October 2007, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson took a stance favoring diversion of the Great Lakes water to the thirsty West. “States like Wisconsin are awash in water,” he told the Las Vegas Sun newspaper.

That remark left Richardson awash in criticism. It cost him support

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