Sept. 19, 2011 04:42
For nearly a week this past June, residents and officials in northern New Mexico watched helplessly as the Las Conchas wildfire-the most severe in state history-engulfed more than five dozen homes, 50 outbuildings and ancient pueblos. As the fire carved it´s path of destruction across a vast landscape, it devastated more than 150,000 acres....
Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
Bruce Ritchie applied for a permit that would allow him to construct and operate stormwater treatment facilities during the construction of the Blue Heron Pointe housing subdivision in Seaside, Oregon. An April 2011 inspection revealed that he had failed to implement many of the controls required by the permit....
Sept. 20, 2010 05:11
While bulldozers dig into slopes and developers erect structures of concrete and clay over the land, Mother Nature is constantly fighting back by moving the very soil beneath them, sometimes with disastrous results. Soil erosion is primarily caused by two of nature’s most powerful weapons: wind and water....
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 man-made 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. These kinds of occurrences have a profound impact on one of the most basic eleme...
July 15, 2015 11:26
Okay—so maybe, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Slurry” would not have been a bestseller. And you won’t have Professor Snape’s help in choosing what you’ll include in your potions. There are a number of admittedly non-magical factors you have to consider when deciding what to put in your tank....
July 15, 2015 09:26
This year, Chimney Rock State Park is breaking the loop, with some assistance from David Lee, a steward with the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. Lee helped arrange for fifteen goats to spend two weeks at the park, grazing on kudzu to their hearts’ content....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
It all starts with a seed. Before most plants can rise up out of the ground to seek the sunlight, a tiny capsule containing its DNA must be planted first....
May 15, 2015 06:08
They’re available in 3" diecast aluminum Bullet or 3" galvanized steel Arrowhead anchors with 1/8" X 36" galvanized/stainless cable. The complete assembly includes a strong, high-density polypropylene 3.5" green anchor disk with slots for root penetration, and an aluminum Quickvise with galvanized steel jaws for ultimate gripping of the cable....
May 15, 2015 06:08
It’s hard to imagine preventing and controlling soil erosion today without the use of geosynthetics. These amazing, versatile and long-lasting materials have become vital to performing this task....

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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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