Latest Surface runoff Stories
LONGMONT, Colo., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to cool buildings, reduce stormwater runoff and restore the natural environment, cities increasingly are turning to "green roofs." Municipalities can't rip up the concrete and steel that cover the urban landscape, but they can use rooftops to bring nature back to high-density areas. Green roofs are rooftops that are covered with vegetation.
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a computer model that will accurately predict stormwater pollution impacts from proposed real-estate developments â€“ allowing regulators to make informed decisions about which development projects can be approved without endangering water quality.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Surface water pollution is the subject--how to prevent it, how it travels once it has occurred, and how to filter it.
MALIBU, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Moving aggressively forward to improve water quality and protect public health at the world-renowned Paradise Cove, the City of Malibu today hosted a beach party and picnic to celebrate the launch of its Clean Ocean Project, an innovative facility to capture, clean and disinfect stormwater and urban runoff before it reaches the Pacific.
Grassed waterways including compost filter socks reduce soil erosion and herbicide concentrations from fields.
IRRC Also Votes to Enhance Erosion and Sediment Control, Stormwater Regulations HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G.
The number of native fish and aquatic insects, especially those that are pollution sensitive, declines in urban and suburban streams at low levels of development â€” levels often considered protective for stream communities, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
MALIBU, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Documenting Malibu's commitment to protecting public health and improving ocean water quality, Heal the Bay's 2009-2010 Annual Beach Report Card gave several local beaches high marks for clean water and singled out the City's Paradise Cove Clean Ocean Project for praise, Malibu Mayor Jefferson Wagner said today. "We're thrilled to see Heal the Bay documenting and recognizing the City of Malibu's substantial achievements in protecting public health and...
Study finds benefits of cover crops in preventing soil erosion in the winter and the following year when compared to rough tillage.
How water runoff and subsurface infiltration affect herbicide loss.
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,...
The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...
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