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2009-07-31 08:55:33

To counter salination of its coastal acquifer, Israel's National Water Authority has authorized a $131.3 million project, a report said. The project calls for drilling ground water reserves at 35 sites from north of Ashdod to Sderot, and the water carrying salts and other minerals, will be pumped to desalination plants and turned into drinking water, Haaretz said Friday. The salt residue from the process will be pumped out to sea, the paper said. Israel's coastal aquifer is seriously...

2009-06-10 11:18:00

Poll Finds Majority of Texans Oppose Politicians that Support Nuke Dump PERALTA, N.M., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looking at the possibility of radioactive waste poisoning a vital source of drinking water for millions of Americans, a group called Save the Ogallala Aquifer (SOA) has formed to sound the alarm. The State of Texas recently granted a permit to Waste Control Specialists to dispose of radioactive waste in their Andrews County, Texas dump. The dump sits over the top of the...

2009-01-22 00:19:40

A U.S. study suggests North Carolina is one of the states that will be hurt the most by a substantial rise in sea-level. Lead author Jim Titus of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the sandy shore of the mid-Atlantic will erode faster than other coastal areas. The Outer Banks is at particular risk, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer reported Wednesday. The report suggests the sea-level could rise anywhere from 16 inches to about 3 feet by 2100. Earlier estimates, which...

2008-11-26 11:52:22

High nitrate levels in water from parts of the Seymour Aquifer in Texas may make it unfit for human consumption but just right for irrigation, researchers said. The high concentration of nitrates -- as high as 40 parts per million in some areas -- exceeds federal safe drinking water standards for use as a municipal water source but the water would benefit agricultural producers, Texas A&M University researchers said in a release. When you get more than 10 parts per million, it exceeds the...

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2008-11-25 13:00:00

Agriculture producers may find they don't have to bottle their water from the Seymour Aquifer in the Rolling Plains to make it more valuable, according to Texas AgriLife Research scientists.Drs. John Sij, Cristine Morgan and Paul DeLaune have studied nitrate levels in irrigation water from the Seymour Aquifer for the past three years, and have found nitrates can be as high as 40 parts per million. Though unacceptable for drinking, the water would benefit agricultural producers who use it for...

2008-10-06 09:00:24

Big Cat Energy Corporation (OTCBB: BCTE) today announced that a major Coal Bed methane (CBM) operator has conducted and concluded a 90-day test of the ARID tool in a well located in the Powder River Basin Dead Horse Creek area. The test purpose was two fold: to provide the land owner with data demonstrating that injection of CBM water into the receiving aquifer would not impact nearby domestic water wells, and to provide a major CBM operator with data demonstrating ARID's ability to deliver...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

By STEVE PATTERSON SANFORD - A high-stakes legal fight over using St. Johns River water in Central Florida utilities opened Wednesday with lawyers arguing about the need for and impact of the river withdrawal. An administrative law judge could spend most of this month hearing witnesses before deciding which argument should prevail. The St. Johns Riverkeeper, Jacksonville City Hall and St. Johns County are all fighting a proposal to withdraw water for Seminole County residents to use in...

2008-09-26 18:00:29

By RONALD L. LITTLEPAGE The St. Johns River, always beautiful, especially sparkles on a fresh fall day when the temperature finally dips into the 50s after a long, hot summer. Thursday was such a day in Jacksonville and the river, indeed, sparkled. The sight was a vivid reminder of why we must protect the city's greatest natural resource, the St. Johns River. As you know, battle lines have been drawn over a proposal by the St. Johns River Water Management District to withdraw hundreds...

2008-09-22 12:00:21

Industry, government, and academic participants in the 35-member Alberta Saline Aquifer Project (ASAP) announced today that five companies have been awarded contracts for the engineering, design and environmental-related work that is needed to support the first phase of ASAP's initiative to store carbon dioxide in deep underground saline aquifers. With this work now underway, the project is on track to complete Phase I - the identification of specific aquifer locations and application for...

2008-09-18 18:00:29

By STEVE PATTERSON GAINESVILLE -- Taking too much water from the St. Johns River could fuel toxic algae blooms and suck water from underground aquifers, scientists meeting Wednesday said. But it could be two years before those scientists will be ready to agree exactly how much withdrawal would have to happen to become a real problem. It's the central question behind research that's still evolving while communities from Jacksonville to Central Florida feud over proposals to use the...


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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'