July 16, 2012 04:11
There may be cattails along the shorelines, a jogging path around the banks, little kids tossing dried bread to ducks happily bobbing on the water, and the expanding concentric rings of rising largemouth bass that bring a smile to the mouth of any dedicated fisherman....
July 16, 2012 04:11
Remember when your dad cut the lawn on Saturdays and when he was done, he turned on the hose and washed all the clippings down the sidewalk and into the gutter? How about when the construction crews had those giant hoses snaking down the street that......
May 21, 2012 04:20
Chicago’s Green Alleys program is an environmental initiative to replace impermeable pavements with permeable materials that allow stormwater to drain into the ground. Chicago has 1,900 miles of public alleys, with 3,500 acres of paved impermeable surface....
May 21, 2012 04:20
Hugh Hammond Bennett, the ‘father of conservation,’ became a nationally-known pioneer for soil preservation during the Dust Bowl. In 1962, the board of commissioners established Pennsylvania’s 59th conservation district in Clearfield County.....
May 21, 2012 04:20
In the picturesque, mythical college town of River City, the fabled university’s new science building has been erected on a slope leading down to the river. The school is justifiably proud of its new building. Its state-of-the-art labs and classrooms are a student magnet, and the envy of other institutions....
May 21, 2012 04:20
Using geotextiles for soil erosion and soil stabilization had its origins 35 centuries ago in ancient Egypt, where Pharoah’s slaves were made to lay woven mats of reeds to help stabilize roads and byways....
May 21, 2012 04:20
With a variety of hydroseeders available on the market, we at Soil Erosion and Hydroseeding....
March 19, 2012 04:23
Agapanthus has its defenders, as well. It is a long-lived plant that tolerates hot or cold temperatures, wet or drought conditions, wind, salt, poor soils, moderate-shade, heavy damage and sea immersion of root stalks and seeds. The roots are actually strong enough to keep soil and clay banks together during heavy rainfall....
March 19, 2012 04:23
About two-thirds of Palm Beach County’s beachfront is considered “critically eroded” by Florida beach standards. The county’s original plan called for wave-dampening rock walls called “breakwaters” that would jut out of the ocean parallel to the shore....
March 19, 2012 04:23
Chesapeake Appalachia, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, got slapped with $560,000 in civil penalties and compensatory costs for damage caused by erosion and sediment control violations, wetland encroachment and an April 2011 well control incident. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued the fines....

In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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