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2009-02-18 14:43:51

Researchers say coastal erosion along a 40-mile stretch of the Beaufort Sea in Alaska more than doubled to about 45 feet annually between 2002 and 2007. U.S.

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2009-01-12 15:16:29

With recent increase in the cost of energy and subsequent explorations into alternative energy sources, the increased harvest of corn residue for cellulosic ethanol production is likely in the future.

2008-12-09 19:33:09

Hurricane Ike reconfirmed one Texas researcher's idea: Interfering with Galveston Island's natural elevation hurts the island's sand dunes and marsh flora. Ike reconfirmed the basic idea I've had for several years, Rusty Feagin, ecosystem scientist with Texas AgriLife Research at Texas A&M University, said in a news release.

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2008-11-24 17:45:00

New research shows that we should be looking to the ground, not the sky, to see where climate change could have its most perilous impact on life on Earth.

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2008-11-21 12:35:19

A three-year nationwide survey has found that over a third of China's land is being scoured by serious erosion that is putting its crops and water supply at risk.

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2008-11-17 11:50:35

Intense glacial erosion has not only carved the surface of the highest coastal mountain range on earth, the spectacular St Elias range in Alaska, but has elicited a structural response from deep within the mountain.

2008-10-09 18:00:00

By Tony Henderson RECENT flooding has been part of the price for the way the landscape has been changed in the past, a North river scientist has said.

2008-10-09 03:00:24

By Wes Woods II CLAREMONT - Community services director Scott Carroll on Tuesday night admitted responsibility for the bulldozing of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.

2008-10-03 18:00:15

By CHRISTINA ABEL After eight months of waiting, four Vilano Beach oceanfront homeowners whose dwellings are within feet of tall, eroded dunes have permission to build a seawall to protect themselves from further beach erosion.

2008-09-29 21:00:18

By Denis Cuff The California Coastal Conservancy has given a Martinez-based conservation group the final funding it needs for a $3 million environmental restoration and trail building project on 702 acres of open space in the hills between Hercules and Martinez.


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Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

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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