wind erosion News

  • 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

  • Global Wind Energy Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Global Wind Energy Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • New energy in search for future wind

    Scientists are taking the first steps to improve estimates of long-term wind speed changes for the fast-growing wind energy sector, intended to reduce the risks for generators in a changing climate. Some recent international studies have shown a decrease in wind speeds in several parts of the globe, including across Australia. However, more recent results by CSIRO show that Australia's ...

  • FL, GA, SC Beaches Face 80-95 Percent Chance of Erosion from Hurricane Matthew

    Millions of Americans are currently within Hurricane Matthew’s projected path, and as the powerful storm continues its approach to the Eastern Seaboard residents from South Florida to North Carolina are making preparations for what Matthew may bring. If Matthew’s current track remains constant, one thing is certain - this category four hurricane will bring wide-spread coastal erosion, ...

  • Artificial reefs from offshore wind and wave energy sites

    Offshore wind generation and wave energy foundations can step-up local abundances of fish and crabs. The reef-like structures also favor for example blue mussels and barnacles. What's more, it is possible to increase or diminish the abundance of various species by altering the geomorphological blueprint of foundation. This was demonstrated by Dan Wilhelmsson of the Department of Zoology, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mangroves protect our coasts against wind and swell waves

    Ede, the Netherlands - A new report by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International proves that mangrove ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wind, salt and water are leading indicators of land degradation in Abu Dhabi desert lands

    Desert environments are characterized by poor vegetative cover, strong winds, dry, non-cohesive sandy soils, and hyper-arid conditions. In this context, the land resources of Abu Dhabi Emirate in the United Arab Emirates are subjected to various land degradation stresses, including wind erosion, salinization, waterlogging, landfilling, and overgrazing. To sustain the land resources of Abu Dhabi ...


    By Harvard Apparatus

  • Frost & Sullivan Applauds Hempel for Dominating the Wind Turbine Protective Coatings Market by Developing Versatile Products With Unmatched Functionality

    Based on its recent analysis of the protective coatings for wind turbines market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Hempel with the 2011 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy. Hempel has penetrated new markets and regions and differentiated itself from the competition in terms of product performance and business strategy. Hempel has had a long innings in the coatings market ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Frost & Sullivan applauds hempel for dominating the wind turbine protective coatings market by developing versatile products with unmatched functionality

    Based on its recent analysis of the protective coatings for wind turbines market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Hempel with the 2011 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy. Hempel has penetrated new markets and regions and differentiated itself from the competition in terms of product performance and business strategy. Hempel has had a long innings in the coatings market ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Protecting engineering materials from water impact

    Erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on component surfaces can lead to failures in key technological applications. For example, in steam generating plants, the leading edge of turbine blades suffer major erosion damage from the steam driving the turbines, requiring costly maintenance and repair with consequent loss of generating capacity. Similarly, erosion caused by the impact of rain ...

  • Soil protection

    On 13 September, MEP Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines presented the draft directive on soil protection to members of the European Parliament's ITRE committee (Industry, technology, research and energy). Ecological NGOs present at the meeting were not reassured. 'We are disappointed with it. This directive is in danger, when it could be an essential lever for a genuine policy on soil protection on a ...


  • Indonesia plans nature-based approach to restore its coasts in Java and Bali

    Indonesia plans to restore the eroding areas of its coastline in Java and Bali with nature based approaches inspired on Dutch methods. Also other vulnerable coasts in Indonesia will be looked at. The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), environmental organisation Wetlands International and research institute Deltares last week Friday formally agreed to collaborate in the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • The impacts of large-scale Concentrated Solar Power on the local environment

    Construction of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants – electricity generation which concentrates sunlight to generate heat – can have a range of negative effects on wildlife, but these effects are short lived, new research has found. Once in use, CSP plants can even have some positive effects, reducing soil erosion, for instance. CSP uses mirrors or lenses to concentrate sunlight ...

  • Mangrove-mud coasts; a muddy story (5)

    In my previous blogs, I have tried to convince you that the erosion of mangrove-mud coasts is directly related to thoughtless land-use. Though the observations are self-evident, we need to understand the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Habitat restoration is hands-on effort for Annapolis scientist

    On September 10, 2009, Annapolis scientist Dr. Peter Jensen participated in some hands-on restoration by planting native grasses during the Hail Cove Living Shoreline event, a collaborative effort to reduce shore erosion and create marsh and reef habitat for waterfowl and species such as blue crabs, terrapins, fish, oysters, and mussels in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. Sponsored in part by the ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Study predicts seabed response to climate change

    The results of the five-year study predict potential high-risk areas due to seabed movement, erosion and changes in reef growth. According to CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship project leader Dr Cedric Griffiths, the interaction between the ocean and the seabed is poorly understood. 'We have more information about the surfaces of the Moon and Mars than we do about the seabed surrounding Australia, ...

  • Indian Ocean sea levels `rising at different rates`

    Mapping variations in regional sea level changes of different parts of the Indian Ocean could help developing countries better adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience last week (11 July). Researchers from the University of Colorado, United States, identified distinct patterns of sea-level rises using observational and satellite data combined ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Recommendations to help protect your property after a fire from the California Landscape Contractors Association

    Fire destroys hundreds of homes each year in California and often burns thousands of acres of land. If your property was damaged by fire, the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) is pleased to offer some recommendations to help your landscape recover and to help protect your property. • In general, many plants and trees are exposed to fire in their native environment and many ...

  • International engineering firm attracts environmental permitting talent

    ARCADIS, the international consulting and engineering company, today announced the hire of Robert Everard as a senior utility program manager. Mr. Everard has more than a decade of environmental studies and permitting experience for a wide range of projects. In recent years, he has specialized in permitting and due diligence activities for projects in the energy sector, particularly wind energy. ...


    By Arcadis

  • Land use change influences European weather systems

    The reduction in summer storms in the western Mediterranean could be partly caused by land use change on coasts and mountain slopes, a new study reports. This lack of storms causes water vapour to build up above the region and may lead to heavy rainfall and flooding in central Europe.  There have been many reports of fewer summer storms around the Western Mediterranean ...

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