News tagged with sand

Nebraska welcomes new pipeline route

Nebraska's governor on Tuesday welcomed a controversial US-Canada pipeline now that it will be rerouted away from the state's sensitive wetlands, but environmentalists vowed to keep up the fight.

dateNov 16, 2011 in Environment
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Iceland's Katla volcano is getting restless

(AP) -- If Iceland's air-traffic paralyzing volcanic eruption last year seemed catastrophic, just wait for the sequel. That's what some experts are saying as they nervously watch rumblings beneath a much ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Iran, Iraq pay $1.2 bn to battle sandstorms

A top Iranian environment official said on Monday Tehran and Baghdad will jointly pay $1.2 billion in a project to reduce the number of sand dunes in a bid to cut the number of sandstorms from Iraq.

dateOct 03, 2011 in Environment
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Green light for marine renewables?

Farms of 'underwater windmills' could affect how sand moves around our coastal seas, affecting beaches, sand banks and ultimately the risk of flooding, according to Bangor University oceanographer Dr. Simon ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Environment
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Putting it all together on Titan

Three of Titan's major surface features -- dunes, craters and the enigmatic Xanadu -- appear in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The hazy, bright area at the left that extends to the lower ...

dateAug 09, 2011 in Space Exploration
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