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  • Erosion control conference

    From February 20-23, Granite Environmental, Inc. , will be getting down and dirty with erosion control at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. This local company, specializing in erosion and pollution control product solutions, will be attending the world’s largest soil and water event: The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) 11th Annual Conference, Environmental ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Guidelines for combating soil erosion and desertification with plants

    A set of guidelines has been developed to reduce soil erosion by planting vegetation in desertification hotspots.Farmers and policymakers can use the guidelines to identify the most suitable places to plant vegetation in the channels where water and sediment move through the landscape. Land degradation through desertification typically occurs in vulnerable, semi-dry areas. As a result of ...

  • Soil erosion study brings ecosystem services approach into regional planning

    How best to integrate the ecosystem services concept into regional planning? A recent study provides a practical example for an area in Germany that is faced with an increased risk of soil erosion under climate change. Researchers used a decision-support system incorporating ecosystem services to show that measures to reduce soil losses could also support a number of other services. Ecosystems ...

  • ASTM D6459 - 11 standard test method for determination of Rolled Erosion Control Product (RECP) performance in protecting hillslopes from rainfall-induced erosion

    This test method evaluates RECPs and their means of installation to 5.1.1 Reduce soil loss and sediment concentrations in stormwater runoff under conditions of varying rainfall intensity and soil type, and; 5.1.2 Improve water quality exiting the area disturbed by earthwork activity by reducing suspended solids. This test method ...


    By ASTM International

  • The importance of storm water management: how winter storms can cause soil erosion and damage to property

    As a society, we expect weather to change, storms to vary in severity and damage to be done at some point or another as a result. Engineers dedicate their lives to preparing urban environments for the everyday storms as well as the bad ones that only happen every couple of decades. But regardless of how well a city or town is planned out and managed, our personal, private property is often left ...


    By Scantec Industries NV

  • Tensar Erosion Control Technology brings vegetated bank benefits to suds surface water control schemes

    Increased local authority investment is required to improve water courses and surface drainage for water control and flood alleviation, following Government SUDS initiatives. As an alternative to hard stone and concrete finishes, Tensar International’s proven erosion control technology is creating flow resistant vegetated banks on projects around the UK and in Europe. Tensar’s RollMax ...


    By Tensar International

  • Erosion after wildfires affect forest rehabilitation

    Wildfires greatly increase hillslope- and watershed-scale runoff and sediment yields, according to research conducted by a group from Colorado State University and published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal. Land use and climate change have increased, or are projected to increase, the size and frequency of fires in many wildland environments. These issues are of concern because ...

  • Got Erosion? North American Green Has It Covered

    SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Time to roll out the green carpet. North American Green proudly sponsors the 2016 Environmental Connection Conference (EC 2016), hosted by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) in San Antonio. Leading ...


    By North American Green

  • The Department of Energy Awards Small Business Contract for Site Characterization and Erosion Control Work

    The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a new contract to CTI & Associates, of Wixom, MI. CTI is a small business. The Department will issue a time and material type contract with a three year period of performance and a not-to-exceed value of $2,249,264. Work performed under this contract will be performed at the contractor’s facilities and at the Los Alamos National Lab in Los ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA to Require Best Management Practices To Curb Erosion at Construction Sites

    The construction, utility and housing sectors will be required to implement best management practices to prevent erosion at construction sites in lieu of numeric nutrient limits for turbidity in stormwater under a final Environmental Protection Agency rule published March 6 (79 Fed. Reg. 12,661). The new effluent limitations emphasizing best practices to manage erosion and stabilize soils at ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Reinforcement of soil by plant roots

    Landslides have devastating impacts across the globe resulting in the loss of life and the destruction of billions of dollars in infrastructure. Soil erosion from wind and water threatens food production, pollutes the environment, and can make living in major cities such as Beijing almost unbearable during dust storms. Just like the great dust bowl of the 1930s, many instances of soil erosion and ...

  • Euro MPs move forward on soil protection directive

    The European Parliament yesterday adopted its first-reading report on the first EU directive on soil protection. Among the key points adopted by MEPs is the setting up of public inventories of contaminated sites within the EU and the need for Member States to draw up remediation strategies. MEPs reinstate a list of potentially soil polluting activities. Member States will be allowed some ...


    By European Parliament

  • Soil Quality Discussed at IAgrE Annual Conference – Rainwater Tanks Could Help Farming Water Management

    With 2015 being the International year of soils, the importance of the quality of the UK’s soils should become a hot topic for all those working in farming.  This year’s Agricultural Engineers annual conference takes place at Newcastle University on Wednesday 20th May and will focus on new tools for water management and how engineering can develop and support their adoption. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Integrated water management helps control agricultural pollution

    By 2015, all surface waters and groundwaters in the European Union should aim to achieve 'good status', with healthy ecosystems and low levels of pollution. The goals for the management of these bodies of water are set out under the Water Framework Directive1. Recent research suggests that integrated management of water catchment areas could be used to control sources of pollution within river ...

  • New documentaries, website show herbicide atrazine helps save water and conserve soil

     Syngenta today announced the launch of a new website, "Saving the Oasis," featuring three short documentaries that tell the story of how atrazine helps modern farmers protect precious water and soil ...


  • New Conveyor Belt Spray System Features Advanced Controls

    CANTON, OHIO – Midwest Industrial Supply introduces the next generation of their exclusive conveyor belt anti-icing systems. The King Cobra™ Winter Spray System prevents cold temperatures from causing belt surface friction loss as well as ice build-up on pulleys and idlers. The system’s processor handles temperature changes automatically. The King Cobra™ is programmed to measure outside ambient ...

  • Certified 100% Environmentally Friendly Non-Toxic Dust Control

    New Dust Control Formulation Provides Numerous Benefits for Roads and the Environment A new formula recently produced for dust control on unpaved roads has been made in a super concentrated blend, which provides significant environmental benefits. Dust Stop, a 100% environmentally friendly / biodegradable one-of  product produced by Cypher Environmental Ltd, has been perfected and globally ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Great performance comes from articulated concrete blocks

    Whenever you are planning out a construction project, you need to take into account the potential for erosion to occur. Without doing this, not only could you risk sacrificing the quality of the soil on the construction site, but you also risk damaging properties around the site and causing irreparable damage to the local environment. All of this could result in your being slapped with some ...

  • The dirtiest blog on the web reader`s beware!

    Readers Beware! If you are faint of heart, don’t read on. If you blush easily, turn back. Granite Environmental, Inc. just launched the dirtiest blog on the web. Granite Environmental, located in east central Florida, specializes in erosion and pollution control products as well as site specific solutions for industrial spill clean-up applications and emergency use. The mission of the ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Maccaferri US contributes to the safety of coral reefs in Puerto Rico

    The Erosion Control Magazine focused on a project aimed at protecting coral reefs in the Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico, where Maccaferri US provided supplies and our expertise. A coastal protection project in Puerto Rico, which Maccaferri US contributed to by providing Green Gabions and our know-how about coastal protection issues, was the focus of a story ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

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