Recreation & Landscape Design

Wildlife on the Cap

The Star Beacon newspaper of Ashtabula, Ohio has published a piece on the degree to which landfills are engineered and how wildlife become a welcomed part of capped landfills. Increasingly, former landfill cells are proving to be successful transformation stories. They are often converted into recreation zones or even wetlands. Learn more here.; »

WRN Ends Registration Requirement

Waste & Recycling News--which changed its name earlier this month from Waste News--has removed the registration process required to view parts of Viewers also will no longer need a password to access stories and features on the site. Learn more here.; »

Specifying Geotextiles lists geosynthetic data and it's free to access. Registration is never requested. For a sample of what the site provides, check out the geotextile data. The interactive table is sortable and users can choose what criteria fields they would like to see, such as CBR Puncture, NTPEP, and tensile strength. Questions on how to use the site or how to list your products? Contact us. Learn m... »

ASTM International Introduces Proficiency Testing for Textiles

The ASTM Proficiency Testing Program has just expanded its existing Textiles Proficiency Testing Program to include a new proficiency testing program on yarns and threads. This new PTP is an industry driven quality assurance program for companies doing yarn and thread component performance evaluations on a routine basis. This PTP will provide participants with a statistical tool that will ena... »

Park Place

Will Delury Square in Manhattan get a new park? Only if a landownership group gets a couple assurances: one, teenagers will be discouraged from congregating; two, a sinkhole will be fixed. While officials say they can do little about the teenagers (who apparently use a nearby Burger King), they are planning to correct settling soil with geotextiles. Learn more here.; »

Geotextile Tubes in India

The Statesman reports that geotextile tubes are being installed along eroding shores in India on an experimental basis. One section of the test site will target eroding embankments in a 10 km stretch. If the project proves to be successful, similar schemes will be adopted elsewhere. Experts from numerous agencies contributed to the plan's design. Learn more here.; »

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