HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Geologists explore beach nourishment controversies, groundwater quality, and Blue Ridge mountain issues

ction money, bridge construction costs, and financing for additional infrastructure. The resulting need for nourishment programs is costly. For example, the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 authorized $300 million in sand pumping and other coastal subsidies, with additional long-term maintenance costs of $330 million. At the same time, taxpayers continue to pay maintenance costs on every project initiated over the last half-century. Savitz will also address recent project authorizations, trends in financing these projects, and future public policy directions.

Ecological Impacts of Beach Nourishment: A Geologist's Perspective
Tracy Monegan Rice, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Raleigh, NC, Tracy_Rice@fws.gov, 919-856-4520 ext. 12
Coastal geology plays an integral role in determining the ecological impacts of artificial beach nourishment. These projects create an artificial base on the beach and shore face, they expose a new base in pits from which sand is removed, and they add large volumes of sediment to the transport system. Higher erosion rates of "fill" material increase the dynamism of coastal habitats. Rice will discuss specific impacts on different types of North Carolina wildlife.

Corps of Engineers' Views of Environmental Impacts of Beach Nourishment
G. Frank Yelverton, US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington, NC, frank.yelverton@usace.army.mil, 910-251-4640
The Army Corps of Engineers has extensively monitored environmental impacts. Yelverton will discuss results as well as current monitoring efforts and needs for future monitoring. Both "borrow" and "nourishment" sites experience impacts. Impacts vary among the different types of "borrow" sites, although evidence indicates that most are of short duration. Impacts to nourished areas are also generally of short duration if the material from the "borrow" site is compatible with the exist
'"/>

Contact: Ann Cairns
acairns@geosociety.org
303-447-2020 ext 156
Geological Society of America
28-Mar-2001


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Related biology news :

1. Geologists discover water cuts through rock at surprising speed
2. Geologists show how wetlands can clean up acid mine drainage
3. Geologists find spines make comfy home for some marine organisms
4. Geologists develop new database using GIS for study of evolution of continents
5. Geologists at UNC-CH discover states most spectacular fossils
6. From Germany To The Wild West: Geologists Hunt For Evidence Of Ancient Crinoid
7. University Of Cincinnati Geologists Analyzes Evolutionary Impact Of Mass Extinctions
8. An Equal Opportunity Extinction? Cincinnati Geologists Find Global Impact from Permian Die
9. Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures
10. Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis
11. Bush nominates NJIT space explorer Louis Lanzerotti to NSF governing board

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/18/2017)... Calif. , April 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global ... of a media edge server, the M820, which features the company,s ... recognition software provided by Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during ... at the NAB show at the Las Vegas ... ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... April 11, 2017 Crossmatch®, a globally-recognized ... solutions, today announced that it has been awarded ... Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop next-generation Presentation Attack ... "Innovation has been a driving force within ... will allow us to innovate and develop new ...
(Date:4/6/2017)... -- Forecasts by Product Type (EAC), Biometrics, ... (Transportation & Logistics, Government & Public Sector, Utilities / ... Facility, Nuclear Power), Industrial, Retail, Business Organisation (BFSI), Hospitality ... looking for a definitive report on the $27.9bn Access ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... ... San Diego-based team building and cooking events company, Lajollacooks4u, has unveiled a ... new look is part of a transformation to increase awareness, appeal to new markets ... It will also expand its service offering from its signature gourmet cooking classes and ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... CRUZ, Calif. , Oct. 10, 2017 ... grant from the NIH to develop RealSeq®-SC (Single Cell), ... kit for profiling small RNAs (including microRNAs) from single ... Analysis Program highlights the need to accelerate development of ... "New techniques for measuring ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... , ... At its national board meeting in North Carolina, ARCS® Foundation ... of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected for membership in ARCS Alumni Hall ... 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of ...
(Date:10/7/2017)...  The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognizes ... Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson ... (cryo-EM) have helped to broaden the use ... The winners worked with systems manufactured by Thermo ... resolved, three-dimensional images of protein structures that lead ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: