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2013-06-19 23:20:59

Edina Realty's Kris Lindahl, an experienced Elk River homes for sale agent, has just sold an amazing single-family home in Elk River, MN. Elk River, MN (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Kris Lindahl, Edina Realty's #1 Elk River homes for sale listings agent, has sold another fantastic single-family home in Elk River, MN. The home features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, an attached three-car garage, over 2200 square feet of living space, and .35 acres of land. "This one is all about space," Lindahl...

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2012-06-02 11:09:53

Some of the steepest mountain slopes in the world got that way because of the interplay between terrain uplift associated with plate tectonics and powerful streams cutting into hillsides, leading to erosion in the form of large landslides, new research shows. The work, presented online May 27 in Nature Geoscience, shows that once the angle of a slope exceeds 30 degrees — whether from uplift, a rushing stream carving away the bottom of the slope or a combination of the two —...

Climate Change Responsible For Indus Decline
2012-05-29 13:01:31

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com New research has shed a light on an ancient Asian civilization and given a glimpse into what the future might hold for the region. Climate change is now thought to be responsible for the decline of the Indus civilization, an empire that stretched over more than a million square kilometers. One of the first great urban cultures that also included Egypt and Mesopotamia, its people lived primarily along rivers from the Arabian Sea to the Ganges, over what is...

2012-05-24 23:01:14

National River Cleanup provides an excellent way for people to improve river health and give back to their communities. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 American Rivers, the nation´s leading voice for healthy rivers and clean water, today announced the kickoff of National River Cleanup. For over two decades this program has mobilized hundreds of thousands of volunteers to pick up trash from rivers nationwide. Healthy rivers provide major benefits like clean drinking water, wildlife...

2012-01-19 14:58:50

When the water in the Mississippi River rose to 58 feet with a forecast of 60 feet or higher in May 2011, the emergency plan to naturally or intentionally breach the levees, established over 80 years prior, was put in motion. The flood of 1937 did top the frontline levee and water passed into and through the New Madrid Floodway, but being floodfree since then caused area landowners to oppose the plan being put into action. "After a delay due to a legal appeal from area landowners, the U.S....

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2010-12-15 08:37:34

Locke Island is a small island in a bend of the Columbia River in eastern Washington that plays a special role in the culture of the local Indian tribes. Since the 1970s, however, it has been eroding away at a rate that has alarmed tribal leaders. The island is part of the Hanford Reservation, which is managed by the Department of Energy. So the DOE has turned to a team of researchers headed by David Furbish, professor of earth and environmental sciences (E&ES) at Vanderbilt, to study the...

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2010-10-15 10:38:20

New research shows that nature and humans are leaving an indelible mark on rivers and streams, which are affecting the intricate food webs they support Rivers and streams supply the lifeblood of ecosystems across the globe, providing water for drinking and irrigation for humans as well as a wide array of life forms in rivers and streams from single-celled organisms all the way up to the fish humans eat. But humans and nature itself are making it tough on rivers to continue in their central...

2010-08-09 15:52:00

NOVATO, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, as the California Senate considers major new recommendations to increase freshwater flows to the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, the Bay Institute released Gone with the Flow, a primer on how flows support a healthy ecosystem, and how the lack of flow is degrading that ecosystem to the point of collapse. The primer is available for free at http://www.bay.org/assets/Gone%20with%20the%20Flow%20WEB%20FINAL.pdf. "Flow is the most important driver...


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