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Living, Meandering River Constructed

1 January, 2019 – 4:32 am |

In a feat of reverse engineering, Christian Braudrick University of California at Berkeley and three authors have managed to build and maintain a scale model of life meandering gravel river bed in the laboratory. Their results point to the importance of vegetation to reinforce the banks and, surprisingly, the importance of healthy living sand in […]

From grass to water, Chesapeake Bay experts differ on meaning of ‘clean’

17 December, 2018 – 4:33 pm |

After a recent rain, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is blocked with an eclectic mix of garbage – bottles of soda and a big purple ball, sticks and dirt, candy wrappers and recessed television. “The Bay right now is the water more dead than he ever has – and that is the experience of the boatman did […]

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, research shows

22 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots of what you might expect. “We finally have our irrigation recommendations for the establishment of shrubs back up with science. We need less watering than many people think,” said Ed […]

Dutch help California’s Bay Area plan for sea level rise

20 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

How to plan for rising sea level, an abstract concept for many Californians still drew serious consideration of engineers, designers and urban planners from the Netherlands and the U.S. at a symposium on Monday. A panel of experts sponsored by the Dutch government submitted a report outlining strategies to address sea level rise in San […]

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat

17 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

A toxin produced by freshwater algae has won a lot of media in recent years but a new University of Florida study shows that there is little reason to worry about your presence in the lakes of Florida. The researchers analyzed the water taken from 187 lakes in 38 counties during a period of one […]

Sustainability Whats it really mean for rural decision-makers

15 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Scenes from rural areas of the Pacific Northwest, where Kansas State University geographer Lisa Harrington interviewed civic and business leaders about what sustainability means to them. Credit: Photos by Lisa Harrington, Department of Kansas State University geography. From the titles of books for real estate developments, it is easier to find things it claims to […]