Latest Erosion Stories
Geologists at the University of Washington found that a previously unseen landform on Mars could help provide a window into the geological history of the Red Planet.
Taking inspiration from the yellow fattail scorpion, which uses a bionic shield to protect itself against scratches from desert sandstorms, scientists have developed a new way to protect the moving parts of machinery from wear and tear.
Wildfires cause tragic losses to life, property, and the environment.
Something's up with the weather in Namibia, say geoscientists.
For more than a century, scientists have looked for ways to measure and compare erosion rates across differing landscapes around the globeâ€”but with limited success.
There is literally a way to undercut dust emissions in the very driest parts of the Pacific Northwest's Columbia Plateau region, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist.
Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have developed a method for evaluating the vulnerability of coastal regions to the impact of storms.
Agroforestry, the deliberate placement of trees into crop and livestock operations, can help capture substantial amounts of carbon on agricultural lands while providing production and conservation benefits.
To understand the long-term effects of a prolonged tropical storm in the Panama Canal watershed, scientists organized four flights over the watershed to create a digital map of landslide scars.
In one of his songs Bob Dylan asks "How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?", and thus poses an intriguing geological question for which an accurate answer is not easily provided.
Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...
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