Sept. 20, 2010 05:11
When floods, wildfires or other natural disasters strike, hundreds of rescue workers and media crews swarm over the stricken site. Once the waters subside and the last burning ember is extinguished, the story is over and everyone goes home. But for those in the soil erosion control profession, their story, and their job, is just beginning....
Sept. 19, 2011 04:42
“Green infrastructure” refers to any stormwater management practice with the goal of preserving or restoring natural hydrology....
July 15, 2015 12:26
When we were little kids and had bad dreams about ‘the boogeyman,’ we hid under our blankets. We believed that nothing could get to us, as long as we were under that protective layer of fabric. It’s a great analogy for erosion control work and the products we use to do it with. One of the things we do to keep boogeymen away is to lay down protective blankets. Except our boogeymen are ...
July 19, 2010 05:16
Environmental fallout is an inevitable result of living in the world. Natural disasters, like fires and floods, as well as manmade disasters such as the recent oil spill, wreak havoc with our natural resources. Then, there are the more everyday phenomena, like wind, rain and snow, which affect daily conditions....
July 18, 2011 04:48
Protecting the soil is vital and often challenging in the aftermath of disasters. Controlling erosion and stormwater runoff are major priorities. Every year, disasters—both natural and man-made—cast a dramatic impact on our environment....
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....
May 13, 2013 04:01
Did you ever think that there would be feng shui solutions for building on slopes? Well, there are, and it’s a good thing, because nowadays more and more housing developments, office buildings, shopping malls and roadways are putting down roots in uneven soil....

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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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