Environmental soil science
Environmental soil science is the study of the interaction of humans with the pedosphere as well as critical aspects of the biosphere, the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, and the atmosphere. Environment...
A portion of California's Highway 1 is buried after a massive landslide
A portion of California's Highway 1 was buried under 40 feet of rock and dirt after a massive landslide. California is already looking at $1B in highway dama...
Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floods
At least 206 people are dead and hundreds more are injured or missing after mudslides.
Massive landslides caught on camera
A complete collection of the biggest and rock and landslides from around the world. This is a remake of 'biggest landslides worldwide with a few added new on...
Plant lamps powered by soil nutrients bring electricity to remote areas of Peru
In parts of the world that don’t have steady access to the electricity grid, finding power for essential things like night lighting are an ongoing challenge. While you can burn kerosene in lamps to pr...
Mutant Plant Munches TNT, Could Help Solve Cleanup Problems
A new study suggests that a mutant variety of a cabbage relative thrives on TNT, pointing the way to a potentially elegant solution for millions of acres of contaminated land. The plant, Arabidopsis t...
Glowing Tampons Help Detect Sewage Leaks
“YOU DO GET people looking at you strangely, but the tampon is not that obvious.” That’s Professor David Lerner, explaining what it was like to conduct a research project where feminine hygiene pr...
Watch The Earth Open And Close During Japan’s 2011 Earthquake
Over 18,000 people were killed by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The earthquake lasted six minutes, and had over 250 aftershocks. A...
Bacterial Biofilms Beat Teflon in Repelling Liquids
Slimy mats of bacteria called biofilms may be the most liquid-repellent materials in nature, researchers have discovered. “There are a few man-made materials that can perform better, and they have to ...
Biofilm - What Are Bacterial Biofilms? A Six Minute Montage
This is a six-minute video clip: a four minute montage of clips from early interviews with biofilm researchers, then a 3D animation showing the life cycle ...
Landslide
See the awesome destructive power of landslides. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/?source=4001.
Bioremediation
Bioremediation is a waste management technique that involves the use of organisms to remove or neutralize pollutants from a contaminated site. According to the EPA, bioremediation is a “treatment that...
Soil contamination
Soil contamination or soil pollution is caused by the presence of xenobiotic (human-made) chemicals or other alteration in the natural soil environment. It is typically caused by industrial activity,...
Soil contamination - Wikipedia
Desertification
Desertification is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife. It is caused by ...
Desertification - Wikipedia
Thermal blanket
A thermal blanket is a device used in thermal desorption to clean soil contamination. The primary function of a thermal blanket is to heat the soil to the boiling point of the contaminants (usually 10...
Soil pH
The soil pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity in soils. pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base 10) of the activity of hydronium ions (H+ or, more precisely, H3O+aq) in a solution. ...
Soil pH - Wikipedia
Hydrological transport model
An hydrological transport model is a mathematical model used to simulate river or stream flow and calculate water quality parameters. These models generally came into use in the 1960s and 1970s when d...
Hydrological transport model - Wikipedia
Biochar
Biochar is a name for charcoal when it is used for particular purposes, especially as a soil amendment. Like most charcoal, biochar is created by pyrolysis of biomass. Biochar is under investigation a...
Biochar - Wikipedia
Savory brittleness scale
The Savory brittleness scale is used to describe the position on a simple 1 to 10 scale of any environment based upon the distribution of humidity throughout each year, to assist with management decis...
Salt marsh dieback
High salt marsh dieback, or salt marsh browning, is the primary force in salt marsh degradation in the high marsh. The general effect is that the plants in the marsh die off and brown, leaving dead or...
Salt marsh dieback - Wikipedia
Plant lamps powered by soil nutrients bring electricity to remote areas of Peru
In parts of the world that don’t have steady access to the electricity grid, finding power for essential things like night lighting are an ongoing challenge. While you can burn kerosene in lamps to pr...
Soil loss tolerance
Soil loss tolerance for a specific soil, also known as the T value, is the maximum average annual soil loss expressed as tons per acre per year that will permit current production levels to be maintai...
Mutant Plant Munches TNT, Could Help Solve Cleanup Problems
A new study suggests that a mutant variety of a cabbage relative thrives on TNT, pointing the way to a potentially elegant solution for millions of acres of contaminated land. The plant, Arabidopsis t...
Glowing Tampons Help Detect Sewage Leaks
“YOU DO GET people looking at you strangely, but the tampon is not that obvious.” That’s Professor David Lerner, explaining what it was like to conduct a research project where feminine hygiene pr...