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2008-09-10 12:25:00

Scientists said on Wednesday that Australia's vast coastline is increasingly being battered by destructive "extreme waves" driven in part by climate change. Government experts said research into wave size changes over the past 45 years showed waves of 3 meters (9.8 feet) in height or more were increasing, hitting Australia's southern coasts as severe storms become more frequent and intense. "Extreme wave conditions are greatest south of the Australian continent, associated with the passage of...

2008-08-19 03:00:24

By Hart, Joseph One spring morning, the back room at the local Eagles club in the tiny southwestern Wisconsin town of Coon Valley was filled to capacity with farmers, outdoorsmen, scientists, conservationists, and politicians. Over coffee and donuts, this unusual alliance gathered to pay homage to a humble element that ties together all their varied interests: soil. Interrupted by occasional camera flashes, local and national dignitaries, including senators, congressmen, and the chief of...

2008-08-04 15:00:28

By Emily Christensen, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Aug. 4--CEDAR FALLS -- A vegetative island in the middle of the Hartman Reserve Nature Center parking lot is getting a makeover that will improve the look of the land and protect the forest surrounding it. County Conservation Board staff began building a rain garden in the area this spring, but their work was cut short by the wild weather events in May and June. Work has resumed, and Ed Gruenwald, director of the nature center,...

2008-07-27 00:00:24

As a regular visitor to Torquay, I return every year attracted by its natural beauty and surroundings. I read with some alarm in the Herald Express of the plans ahead for Rock Walk (HE, July 22). As a retired parks superintendent with 40 years experience, I find it quite worrying to read the suggestion from a company to remove all vegetation and undergrowth from the face of Rock Walk. I believe that much of the rock is limestone which absorbs water (rain) quite readily and without plant...

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By CHRISTINA ABEL After about three years of losing sand from the dunes behind their homes because of beach erosion, some homeowners in South Ponte Vedra Beach are regaining sand, very slowly and naturally. Resident Gary Close said he's among those who have gotten a pleasant surprise - more sand on the dune behind his house. "Sand has built up in front of the bulkheads and the beach has a slope so high [the] tide does not reach the [temporary sea] walls the way it used to," Close said....

2008-07-08 06:00:19

By Sonya Padgett By SONYA PADGETT REVIEW-JOURNAL Though the Stardust was demolished last year, it still does its part to support the Las Vegas community. Literally. Along a seven-plus mile stretch of the Las Vegas Wash, chunks of the former Strip icon line the banks, holding the soil in place and serving as a buffer against erosion. There's a bit of Westward Ho in there, as well, and some Caesars Palace parking garage. This rubble, along with rock, asphalt and concrete salvaged...

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2008-07-01 13:24:25

A class of powerful, invisible waves hidden beneath the surface of the ocean can shape the underwater edges of continents and contribute to ocean mixing and climate, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have found. The scientists simulated ocean conditions in a laboratory aquarium and found that "internal waves" generate intense currents when traveling at the same angle as that of the continental slope. The continental slope is the region where the relatively shallow continental...

2008-06-18 15:00:19

By Valarie Allen, The Creston News Advertiser, Iowa Jun. 18--What worked and what didn't was the topic of a tour Thursday directed by Union County Conservationist with Natural Resources and Conservation Paul Goldsmith. The purpose of the tour was to give Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey a first-hand look at conservation practices that prevented further damage during the storms that hit the area. Goldsmith pointed out grassed waterways that slowed down rain as it pummeled the...

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2008-04-02 15:35:00

Biofuel production, renewable energy expansion, other mitigation measures uprooting indigenous peoples in many regionsIndigenous peoples have contributed the least to world greenhouse gas emissions and have the smallest ecological footprints on Earth. Yet they suffer the worst impacts not only of climate change, but also from some of the international mitigation measures being taken, according to organizers of a United Nations University co-hosted meeting April 3 in Darwin, Australia.Impacts...

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2007-11-02 00:00:00

By JOHN FLESHER TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Video images from the St. Clair River bottom show no evidence of erosion causing water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron to drop, scientists working for a U.S.-Canadian advisory group said Thursday. Leaders of the research team said the findings were preliminary, and that it was too early to judge the validity of a Canadian group's contention that erosion on the upper portion of the river is a leading culprit in the two lakes' steady decline since the...


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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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