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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

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

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

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

Soils Protect the Natural Environment

Aug. 27, 2015 — No matter where you live, soils protect the natural environment around ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — The historic September 2013 storm that triggered widespread flooding across Colorado's Front Range eroded the equivalent of hundreds, or even as much as 1,000 years worth of accumulated sediment ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new visualization tool to predict the maximum cost of coastal flooding to communities around ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — In the last few months, it has once more become clear that large earthquakes can solicit catastrophic landsliding. In the wake of the Nepal earthquake, the landslide community has been warning of ... read more

Aug. 22, 2015 — In mountainous regions earthquakes often cause strong landslides, which can be exacerbated by heavy rain. However, after an initial increase, the frequency of these mass wasting events, often ... read more

Identifying the Factors That Contribute to Flood Fatalities

Aug. 21, 2015 — Levels of economic development, population, investment, openness and education can all impact the total amount of human misery and economic devastation caused by floods, according to a new ... read more

Work on Barren Soil May Bear Fruit

Aug. 19, 2015 — Scientists have made significant progress in determining what causes soil acidification -- a discovery that could assist in turning back the clock on degraded ... read more

Environmental Impacts of Land Use Have Been Underestimated

Aug. 11, 2015 — Environmental impacts of land use have been widely assessed in recent years. In particular, carbon footprints of food and bioenergy production have been studied. Environmental impact assessments are ... read more

Researchers Find Reasons Behind Increases in Urban Flooding

July 27, 2015 — While rising sea levels are the main driver for increasing flood risk to American cities, storm surges caused by weather patterns that favor high precipitation exacerbates 'compound ... read more

Major Midwest Flood Risk Underestimated by as Much as Five Feet, Study Finds

June 30, 2015 — As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five ... read more

June 23, 2015 — The 26 December 2004 Mw ~9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake (also known as the Sumatra-Andaman or Aceh-Andaman earthquake), which generated massive, destructive tsunamis, especially along the Aceh coast of ... read more

Flash Flood Risks Increase as Storm Peak Downpours Intensify

June 8, 2015 — Thirty-year weather records from 79 locations across Australia reveal peak downpours during storms are intensifying at warmer temperatures across all climate zones, leading to greater flash flood ... read more

Space Technology Identifies Vulnerable Regions in West Africa

May 11, 2015 — Researchers have mapped regional droughts from space, which can affect the livelihood of millions of people in West Africa. They report that soil moisture observations can map land degradation with ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Large landslides are an important process of erosion in the Himalaya-Karakoram ranges. These high-relief landscapes are characterized by steep slopes that are prone to frequent landsliding. By ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a ... read more

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