Approaching the elegance of an insect.

Approaching the elegance of an insect.

The NY Times published an article on insect aerodynamics last week (and also a beautiful photo series featuring recent science photos). I’ve been immersed in micro-hydraulics for a few weeks now. Our Emriver models work in this realm of centimeter-deep flows and...

Daylighting large urban stream channels.

Daylighting large urban stream channels.

Andrew Revkin, in the New York Times Dot Earth blog, writes about a collection of large urban streams being “daylighted,” i.e. unearthed from massive underground pipes they were routed into. The article is very link-rich, go take a look. Here’s...

The Dow hits 9,000.

The Dow hits 9,000.

The Times reports the Dow above 9,000 for the first time since January 2009. Last fall’s crash was not good for us–we’ve seen grants and institutional budgets slashed, and promising projects were lost or canceled. Our expansion in late 2007 was a big...

Climate change is here now, and we caused it.

Climate change is here now, and we caused it.

Our rivers are in for some changes, and it’s hard to see how a lot of flood return interval relationships, for example, won’t go out the window soon, especially if we continue to ignore our effect on climate. And river restoration might mean adapting and...

Huge floodplain restoration project in northern Louisiana

Huge floodplain restoration project in northern Louisiana

The New York Times ran a nice article this week on a groundbreaking floodplain restoration project in northern Lousiana. The US Fish and Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy are restoring a 25 square mile patch of floodplain along the Ouachita River. The area was...