March 15, 2017 03:22
The DCNR also awarded 12 other grants, to be used to plant trees along streams throughout Pennsylvania. The DCNR Secretary, Cindy Adam Dunn, said, “Today’s announcement will not only leverage about $1.4 million in additional funding, but it will move Pennsylvania to its goal of planting 95,000 acres of stream-side buffers by 2025....
Feb. 13, 2017 10:23
In order to reduce soil erosion and polluted runoff, updated rules have been set in place for loggers in Vermont. They include an updated limit on how far landings—where felled trees are cut a...
Feb. 9, 2017 10:23
An erosion-control project for the Rio Grande Natural Area in Colorado has wrapped up after a week. The project, which was launched by the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF), was primarily to b...
Feb. 2, 2017 10:00
Researchers at the Rensseleaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, aren’t separating their work from play. In a recent series of experiments, they used the Kinect, a motion sensor for the Xbox gaming system, instead of costly sensors on its geotechnical centrifuge....
Dec. 2, 2016 08:35
Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered a steep increase in soil erosion following forest fires. “We found that wildfire was responsible for 99% of the total erosion over geol...
Nov. 28, 2016 08:34
The South River Science Team (SRST) in Waynesboro, Virginia, believes that they have solved the nearly 40-year-old mystery of the South River’s high mercury levels. While the mercury initia...
Nov. 24, 2016 08:34
An online fundraiser to stop Alaska’s Tanana River from washing away a bank has raised nearly $50,000. Eighty-seven people donated to the cause, along with several private- and public-sector d...
Nov. 19, 2016 04:15
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Mark Harrell is calling for state agencies to help stabilize the river’s banks....
Oct. 10, 2016 06:57
A survey conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Research Education and the Americ...
Oct. 6, 2016 06:56
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has launched a voluntary aerial seeding program for the second year in a row. The plan involves flying a h...

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