Background. The top layer of soil on a popular mountain bike trail in a Wisconsin State Park had eroded, exposing rocks at curves and grades.
Background. Cold winter weather was causing the surface of a utility company’s ash pond to freeze dry, turning it into a source of fugitive dust. Summer, too, presented a dust problem as the pond water evaporated or drained off.
Background. The pathways in a century-old Barcelona park continued eroding despite the efforts of park maintenance officials to stem the erosion by re-grading pathways and constructing concrete and stone ditches.
Recently, one of the largest oil and gas producers in the Utica Shale significantly grew their fracking operation near a small residential area in Ohio, resulting in local concerns about dramatically increased truck traffic–and in turn, clogged township and county roads, troublesome dust and noise, and necessitated road maintenance.