May 31, 2017 07:05
Mike Werner, mayor of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, says that the city recently received grant funding to hydroseed areas in both the city and nearby national park that were burned by this winter’s f...
May 22, 2017 07:04
While controlling soil erosion is often necessary to protect national monuments and private property, it’s easy to forget that erosion itself is a natural, necessary process. All soil is forme...
May 16, 2017 09:49
Western Excelsior Acquires NA Green Western Excelsior Corporation recently announced from its Evansville, Indiana, offices that it has acquired Poseyville-based North American Green from Tensar International. The two manufacturers of erosion-control products will remain independent entities, but will be combining certain resources....
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...

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