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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

New Study Calls for Old Methods of Coastal Management

July 6, 2016 — A recent collaborative research effort seeks to highlight this enclave of stability against the stark reality of Louisiana's predominantly sediment-starved, sinking deltaic ... read more

How Does Water Move Through Soil?

May 16, 2016 — In the basic water cycle, water falls on the land in some type of precipitation (rain or snow). It either is soaked into the ground or runs off into a body of water – storm water or natural. ... read more

Adaptation to Increasing Flood Risk in Europe Should Aim to Reduce Impact

Mar. 17, 2016 — Scientists investigated the benefits of four adaptation measures to reduce the increasing flood risk in Europe under state-of-the-art global warming projections under a high-end climate scenario. ... read more

Citizen Science to Prevent the Effects of Floods

Mar. 2, 2016 — Researchers are working to develop a mobile phone application that allows user to share information about floods and their effects aiming to help ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — On 25 May 2014, a rain-on-snow–induced rock avalanche occurred in the West Salt Creek valley on the northern flank of Grand Mesa in western Colorado (United States). The avalanche mobilized from a ... read more

When Sea Levels Rise, Damage Costs Rise Even Faster

Feb. 29, 2016 — Damages from extreme events like floods are even more relevant than the mean sea level itself when it comes to the costs of climate impacts for coastal regions. A team of scientists now provides a ... read more

Record Missouri Flooding Was Humanmade Calamity, Scientist Says

Feb. 5, 2016 — Why was the New Year's flood in Missouri so bad? Most news reports blamed it on the heavy rain, but a professor of earth and planetary sciences says analysis of the flood data shows much of the ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Over sixty soil experts have gone together and provided an up to date overview of European soil threats. The extensive report, which among other things provides information on the geographical spread ... read more

What Do Lentils Have to Do With Geology?

Jan. 26, 2016 — When clayey materials are compressed and sheared, they commonly develop a 'scaly fabric' wherein the clay is divided by braided shear surfaces into lentil-shaped chips. Although such scaly ... read more

Researchers to Participate in Flood Reconnaissance Mission

Jan. 12, 2016 — Engineering researchers – experts in the study of how soil reacts to stress caused by earthquakes or floods – are participating in a multi-institutional research mission to document the effects ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — An evaluation of the major 7.8 magnitude subduction zone earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, in April 2015, has identified characteristics that may be of special relevance to the future of the Pacific ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Radiocarbon dating of landslides near the deadly March 2014 mudslide in Oso, Washington show that this is a geologically active region, with other large slides in the relatively recent ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Fewer landslides resulted from the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake than expected. In addition, no large floods from overflowing glacial lakes occurred after the magnitude 7.8 quake, which struck ... read more

Analyzing Options for Increasing Affordability of Flood Insurance

Dec. 11, 2015 — A new congressionally mandated report identifies an approach for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to evaluate policy options for making premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis, new research shows. An underwater landslide has been found to have occurred some 20,000 years ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — The likelihood of an area experiencing a potentially devastating landslide could be influenced by its previous exposure to earthquakes many decades earlier, say ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — The Cascadia subduction zone (CSZ) has captured major attention from paleoseismologists due to evidence from several large (magnitude 8-9) earthquakes preserved in coastal salt marshes. Stratigraphic ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — The thin layer of bedrock below the Earth's surface is the foundation for all life on land. Cracks and fractures within bedrock provide pathways for air and water, which chemically react to ... read more

Gone Fishing: Loss of Ocean Predators Has Impact on Climate Change Strategies

Sep. 28, 2015 — As Australia engages in debate over shark culling, new research says unsustainable harvesting of larger fish will affect how we tackle climate change. A group of scientists warns the loss of top ... read more

How Does Soil Differ Across Earth's Biomes: Great Plains, Coastal Wetlands, Deserts

Sep. 15, 2015 — Moisture content, organic matter, and the color of soil varies across the United States, researchers ... read more

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