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What’s driving erosion worldwide?

3 days ago

ETH Zurich researchers are reexamining the causes of soil erosion around the world – and have found that…
More extreme coastal weather events in Oregon likely to increase bluff erosion, landslide activity

February 28, 2019

Unstable slopes on Oregon’s coastline could see a 30 percent jump in landslide movements if extreme storms become…
Colossal erosion event transformed ancient Earth’s surface

January 8, 2019

The Earth’s surface experienced the largest crustal erosion event in Earth’s history some 700 million years ago, paving…
Stormy Weather And Coastal Erosion

February 27, 2018

Flooding isn’t new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn’t always come from the mountains as…
‘Brazil Nut Effect’ Helps Explain How Rivers Resist Erosion

November 24, 2017

Pop the top off a can of mixed nuts and, chances are, Brazil nuts will be at the…
Catch a Wave

October 5, 2017

When you’re investigating complex questions, you often have to dig deep to find answers. A group of UC…
Increases in Wildfire-Caused Erosion Could Impact Water Supply and Quality in the West

September 8, 2017

A growing number of wildfire-burned areas throughout the western United States are expected to increase soil erosion rates…
What’s so “bad” about the Badlands, anyway?

February 2, 2017

Authorized as a National Monument in 1929 and redesignated as a National Park in 1978, Badlands National Park…
USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

November 20, 2016

A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana’s coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon…
Extreme Rainfall Doesn’t Always Mean Extreme Erosion

May 9, 2016

In the Puerto Rican rain forest, a strong storm can drop a meter of rain in a single…
Scientifically, This Was Still a Monster El Niño Year

May 7, 2016

At the outset of the 2015-2016 El Niño season, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San…
First Salish Sea-wide shoreline armoring study shows cumulative effects on ecosystem

April 19, 2016

Bulkheads and seawalls along the shores of Puget Sound help ease erosion and stabilize bluffs to protect waterfront…
Geologic formation could hold clues to melting glacier floodwaters

December 24, 2015

Geologists investigating an unusual landform in the Wabash River Valley in southern Illinois expected to find seismic origins,…
Mesas and wind gullies in Aeolis Mensae on Mars

December 22, 2015

One of the most striking features of a global view of Mars is the dichotomy between the topographically…
Strip Tillage and Cover Crops Enhance Soil Quality in the Southeast in the Face of Climate Change

November 17, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Tifton, Georgia, are providing guidance to growers by showing that strip…
Rare spearheads uncovered on Rottnest Island

October 15, 2015

Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made a surprise discovery…
Atlantic Beaches Still Likely to be Affected by Hurricane Joaquin

October 5, 2015

As the path of Hurricane Joaquin continues to move farther offshore, making landfall in the U.S. less likely,…
Update: El Niño and La Niña will exacerbate coastal hazards across entire Pacific

September 24, 2015

The projected upsurge of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an increase in storm events…
Impacts of El Niño, La Niña on Pacific Ocean communities, beaches could expand in 21st century

September 23, 2015

A coastal hazards analysis of 48 Pacific Ocean beaches in three continents, using data from 1979 to 2012,…
El Niño and La Niña will Exacerbate Coastal Hazards Across Entire Pacific

September 23, 2015

The projected upsurge of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an increase in storm events…
Historic 2013 Colorado Front Range storm accomplished up to 1,000 years of erosion, study finds

August 28, 2015

The historic September 2013 storm that triggered widespread flooding across Colorado’s Front Range eroded the equivalent of hundreds,…
Northern Alaska Coastal Erosion Threatens Habitat and Infrastructure

July 2, 2015

In a new study scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey found that the remote northern Alaska coast has…
Environment takes big hit from water-intensive marijuana cultivation

June 26, 2015

The debate over the legalization of marijuana has focused primarily on questions of law, policy and health. But…
A climate signal in the global distribution of copper deposits

May 13, 2015

Climate helps drive the erosion process that exposes economically valuable copper deposits and shapes the pattern of their…
NOAA study finds marshes, reefs, beaches can enhance coastal resilience

April 30, 2015

The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they…
Rare dune plants thrive on disturbance​​​

April 28, 2015

Beginning in the 1880s, coastal dunes in the United States were planted with European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria) in…
Researchers Show How Rivers Creep and Flow to Shape Landscapes Over Time

March 10, 2015

Rivers drive the evolution of Earth’s surface by eroding and depositing sediment. But for nearly a century, geologists…
Drilling back through time in the Bay of Bengal

February 19, 2015

A Lancaster University environmental scientist is taking part in a massive international research effort drilling for environmental clues…
Humans erode soil 100 times faster than nature

January 12, 2015

A new study shows that removing native forest and starting intensive agriculture can accelerate erosion so dramatically that…
Study finds way to conserve soil and water in world’s driest wheat region

November 25, 2014

In the world’s driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that…
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