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2010-10-29 19:06:15

The islands flanking the outlet of the Mississippi River are not only facing losses due to sea level rise and local subsidence, according to one study, but new unknown impacts from oil recovery operations, say researchers working on another project.

2008-10-05 12:00:13

By Lynn Arave Deseret News One of the most reliable indicators of an extra dry Great Salt Lake is the presence of a large sandbar that leads to Fremont Island.

2008-09-27 03:00:20

The U.S. Corps of Engineers has been given the needed funding to complete dredging in the mouth of the Los Angeles River, upstream of the Queensway Bay Bridge. The dredging will prevent shoaling (sandy buildups on the ocean floor) from closing the channel from the Catalina Landing to the ocean.

2006-07-21 11:40:32

More than 2 square miles of some of the world's largest underwater sand dunes were mapped in the Pacific Ocean off the San Francisco coast as part of a study to help researchers better understand beach erosion.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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