Latest Sediment transport Stories

Mississippi River Sediments Plentiful Enough To Rebuild Shrinking Delta
2014-04-21 12:58:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While flood-control measures have kept the Mississippi River from disrupting commerce and transportation along the waterways of southern Louisiana, they have also reduced the amount of wetland-preserving sediment flowing into the river’s delta. However, a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience reports encouraging news: the amount of sediment contained in the river is more than enough to rebuild the Mississippi’s...

Economical Solutions For Maintaining Critical Delta Environments
2013-12-10 08:47:46

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Millions of people across the world live or depend on deltas for their livelihoods. Formed at the lowest part of a river where its water flow slows and spreads into the sea, deltas are sediment-rich, biodiverse areas, a valuable source of seafood, fertile ground for agriculture, and host to ports important for transportation. At least half of the deltas around the world are so-called “wave dominated deltas” – open to the sea and under the...

2011-04-08 08:30:00

NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since March 2010, iMoveGREEN, an agent for Bekins Van Lines and a premier green moving company in the United States has been certifying that their fleet of moving trucks is BED BUG FREE. Fed up with Bed Bugs and with no clear answer from authorities on how to deal with the infestation, Jeffrey E. Sitt, President and CEO of iMoveGREEN, recently added a powerful new weapon to his company's arsenal of Bed Bug protocols...HEAT! And plenty of it! Sitt...

2010-09-28 20:12:21

Understanding Missouri River's Sediment dynamics key to protecting endangered species, setting water quality standards, says new report A new report from the National Research Council says that more organized and systematic procedures for gathering and evaluating data on Missouri River sediment are required to improve decisions and better manage the river's ecosystem, including protecting endangered species and developing water quality standards. In addition, the report finds that the U.S....

2010-09-27 15:40:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- iMoveGREEN, an agent for Bekins Van Lines, is the premier green moving company in the United States and is now certified BED BUG FREE. Launched in January 2010, the environmentally friendly company prides itself on providing affordable, efficient moving services that proactively defend against bedbug infestations while having minimal impact on the environment. Often believed to be a pest of the past, the growing problem of bedbugs in this country has many...

2009-06-24 13:25:00

University of Chicago researchers recently showed that dry granular materials such as sands, seeds and grains have properties similar to liquid, forming water-like droplets when poured from a given source. The finding could be important to a wide range of industries that use "fluidized" dry particles for oil refining, plastics manufacturing and pharmaceutical production.Researchers previously thought dry particles lacked sufficient surface tension to form droplets like ordinary liquids. But,...

2009-01-08 17:29:17

Pebbles that become part of clastic rocks in places like Arizona's Lower Antelope Canyon don't move with the wind but against it, a geosciences professor said. Rather than being pushed into formations, the pebbles, or clasts, have the loose sand around them removed by the wind, Andrew Leier of the University of Calgary said in the journal Geology. The sand removal causes scour-pits to form on the wind side of larger clasts, and the pebbles eventually fall toward the wind into the scours, he...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.