Friday, November 30, 2007

Iowa Daily Erosion Project

In our continuing effort to display informative erosion links, this website caught our attention.

Welcome to the homepage for the The Iowa Daily Erosion Project. Our project is a collaboration of scientists at Iowa State University, National Soil Erosion Research Lab, The National Soil Tilth Lab, and The University of Iowa. Our aim is to produce daily estimates of rainfall, runoff, and soil erosion for the state of Iowa. Our work is sponsored by Department of Agronomy's Path to the Future endowment.
Visit their erosion site
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Global Erosion

Today, on your home page, we changed one of your headlines from "Government Websites" to Global Erosion to more accurately reflect the true nature of the beast called erosion

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. It is known to produce greater biomass and 30% more oxygen than a hardwood forest of comparable size, while improving watersheds, preventing erosion, restoring soil, providing sweet edible shoots and removing toxins from contaminated soil. Ecologists tout bamboo as a renewable source of food and building material. Many promote bamboo planting for erosion prevention, and even to reverse the effects of global warming.
About Bamboo

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Types of Erosion

Erosion is the gradual wearing away of land by water, wind and general weather conditions. There are several types of erosion, including:
An interesting and informative website that discusses erosion

Monday, November 12, 2007

Earth Cell Module – Innovative Technology to Prevent Beach Erosion

Your website is honored to have Earth Cell Module – Innovative Technology to Prevent Beach Erosion as this month's featured website
Each month we strive to promote a different erosion web site be-it a product, agency or any one of these categories
If you have a suggestion or idea,or you would like to submit your site to be featured (@$0.00), please contact us and you will be re-paid with a free 6 month subscription if your reccommendation is facilited

Friday, November 9, 2007

Satellite Images Monitor 50 Year Coastal Erosion in Alaska

Satellite images from high resolution satellite sensors and moderate resolution sensors can provide researchers and scientists with data for assessment and analysis of water temperature, salinity, shoreline changes, bathymetry and potential threats to our coasts. Assessments and predictive capabilities through satellite imagery from satellite sensors incorporated with GIS mapping are needed to predict onset of events that may significantly affect human health, critical wetlands and ecosystems and economic development.
We added this new series of erosion photographs to your photo gallery of erosion

Soil erosion and flooding are some of the effects fire can have when rain arrives.

Land slides, flooding and soil erosion are some of the current worries, and sandy soil, steep slopes and nearby homes make the Santiago fire area a top concern, authorities said.
Read Experts assess slide risk after fire

Firestorm 2007 Recovery

One of the most damaging effects of a wildfire to your land is soil erosion. Under normal circumstances, roots help to stabilize soil, while stems and leaves slow water down, giving it time to absorb or soak into the soil. These protective functions can be severely compromised or even eliminated by fires. In the aftermath of a fire, the potential for flooding, debris flows, and erosion is greatly increased. Fortunately there are many things you can do to protect your home or business from the damaging effects of a fire. The following resources are intended to assist you
Read Erosion Control

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Homeowners' policies don't cover landslides

In lieu of the tragic wildfires in Southern Ca, and the expected floods/landslides, view your "Guest commentary"

Phytoremediation—Using Plants to Clean up Polluted Soil

Your "Topic of the Month" has been expanded to include "Stormwater Runoff"
These two issues are inter-related and depend on the other
Phytoremediation cleans-up the runoff residue trapped by silt fences and detention ponds
If you wish to share your experience(s) , please do so trough our contact page

Monday, November 5, 2007

Student Spotlight on Erosion

Tomorrow a new page will be launched "Student Spotlight on Erosion"
If you have any recommendations, please forward them via our contact link
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