Thursday, February 19, 2009

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The degradation of the world's ecosystems and the services they provide is creating a range of risks and opportunities for companies (see map). The ESR is a promising approach for preparing managers for this new business landscape.

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Soil erosion articles

Wetlands erosion raises hurricane risks
The very technology that protects New Orleans from flooding has backfired, environmental experts say.
They say the levees that ring the city have led to the rapid decay of nearby wetlands during the past century, removing a crucial buffer zone that once protected the area from hurricanes.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

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Press Release 09-019
Could Sea Level Rise to the Steps of the U.S. Capitol?

Global warming raises the specter of melting glaciers and ice sheets at both ends of the globe. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, roughly the size of Texas, extends over both land and water west of Antarctica's Transantarctic mountains. Even partial melting of this vast ice sheet would cause a significant rise in sea level.

But that sea level rise would not happen uniformly around the globe, according to an article in Science magazine. The authors show that when physical and gravitational factors are applied to projections of sea level rise, the impact on coastal areas is dramatically worse in some parts of the world than predicted so far.

Even partial melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet would have serious consequences, unevenly felt around the world

Oregon State University glacial geologist Peter U. Clark, along with University of Toronto professor of geophysics Jerry X. Mitrovica and graduate student Natalya Gomez, discusses the variation in sea-level rise around the world that would result from melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering, with an annual budget of $6.06 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to over 1,900 universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 45,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes over 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards over $400 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

Credit: University of Toronto, Oregon State University, and National Science Foundation

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Erosion Articles on the Web | Enhance Students' Ecological Awareness

 Here are a few more erosion articles that will help you discover solutions to soils' erosion, regulations, technical papers and others at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
In addition, these erosion articles link back to your Erosion Website.

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