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Protecting our soil with the RECARE project

A growing world population has to deal with increasingly urgent issues of food security, flooding and drought, as well as pollution which threaten agricultural productivity and the environment. The answer ...

Apr 01, 2014 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

3Qs: An engineer's breakdown of a landslide

On March 22, a hillside collapsed near Oso, Wash., causing a 1,500-foot wide mudslide in what has been dubbed a "high-risk area" and which claimed at least two dozen lives. A mudslide, a subset of the larger ...

Mar 31, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Drying climate leads to push for water law reform

Despite the Water Corporation's heavy investment in desalination, groundwater replenishment and changes to groundwater management, important water law reforms are required to respond to pressure from climate change and population ...

Mar 28, 2014 4 / 5 (4) 2