What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Thokozile Gurganious
The straightening of rivers is one form of river engineering(hydromodification). River engineering is "the process of planned human intervention in the course, characteristics or flow of a river with the intention of producing some defined benefit." River engineering has been done since time immemorial...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Jimmy Nightingale
The Kushiro River on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido used to meander across a vast area of green hills and rural communities, through the Kushiro wetlands, the country's largest and home to some 2,000 species of wildlife, before disgorging into the blue waters...
Book reviews: Learning From the Forest: A Fifty-Year Journey Towards Sustainable Forest Management, by Robert Bott, Peter Murphy and Robert Udell
By: Michelle Greysen
Don't let the textbook feel and format scare you away from Learning From The Forest: a Fifty-Year Journey Towards Sustainable Forest Management by authors Robert Bott, Peter Murphy and Robert Udell. Within a few pages of thumbing through you can't help but be hooked on...
By: Thokozile Gurganious
It is now not debatable that "people in one part of the world can harshly affect the human health and environment of people in other parts of the world separated from those who are causing the problem by time and great distance. Climate change...
By: Morgan Carlson
There are three priorities a person has when lost in a desert. First is protecting oneself from the effect of the sun. The second is finding a source of liquid nourishment. Finally there is the matter of orientation, and finding a direction to follow. Protection...
By: Morgan Carlson
Fossil fuels are found in nature in the forms of coal, oil, and natural gas, and are the remainder of life that has undergone a treatment of heat and pressure for over 300 million years in order to become what they are today. As these...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Rex Coker
It has long been the quest of man to live by a river's edge and many have made their living along it's shores. It provides the many essentials that we need in the way of food, fresh water, and irrigation for our other food...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
Rivers bring with them the elixir of life for mankind and animals alike, and flow majestically along their merry way, usually from a lake or glacier, following the path of least resistance, and flowing into either another lake, an ocean or a sea. When that...
How climate change is contributing to the water crisis
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Climate change and the water crisis are both contained within one system. Our world's atmosphere, large as it seems, is fragile as an eggshell in the face of multiplying threats. Many of the worst threats come from us, ironically, yet U.S. Senator James Inhofe...
By: Janet Grischy
Rivers are straightened to make them more predictable. Straightening a river is part of the process of enclosing, confining, and managing it. An unmanaged river rises in spring, develops sandbars and snags, and is likely to meander. In flood, a river can take out bridges...

 

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