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Martian Water Clues From Groundwater Behavior On Earth
2014-03-18 08:59:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying the behavior of groundwater at different densities, a team of Australian scientists is hoping to help with the study of water on other planets, as well as water conservation strategies here on Earth. The team is currently working on the theory that groundwater runs faster whenever it contains salt, heat, radioactive waste or polluted fluids from landfills – all of which raise the water’s density and therefore the speed...

2014-03-13 23:25:10

This year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week comes at a much needed time for the discussion of groundwater concerns such as coal mining, fracking, pollution and conservation. APEC encourages people to learn more about the importance of preserving groundwater purity and sustainability, as well as the necessity for home water purification systems. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The 16th annual National Groundwater Awareness Week will take place this week from March 9-15th....

2014-03-07 20:20:26

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which provides groundwater for more than 10% of the state's population, took action yesterday to not increase the groundwater replenishment assessment for the upcoming fiscal year, 2014-15. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110121/DC34153LOGO "I'm proud of our board of directors and WRD staff that we are able to hold off water rate increases in the face of a...

California's Two Largest River Basins At Near-Record Low Water Levels
2014-02-03 13:11:43

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: California Drought ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In response to Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proclamation of a drought emergency in California, a team of scientists from the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling (UCCHM) at the University of California, Irvine has updated research on the state’s two largest river basins -- the source of most its water. The updated evaluation showed that California's Sacramento and San Joaquin...

2013-10-11 12:21:20

SB 620 Gives WRD Greater Flexibility to Manage Groundwater Supplies LAKEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 8, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure granting greater flexibility and oversight to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which manages the groundwater supply for one in ten Californians. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) Senate Bill 620, authored by State Senator Roderick...

Tungsten In Aquifer Groundwater Controlled By pH, Oxygen
2013-10-01 11:25:44

Kansas State University Two Kansas geologists are helping shed new light on how tungsten metal is leached from the sediment surrounding aquifers into the groundwater. The findings may have implications for human health. Tungsten is a naturally occurring metal that is primarily used for incandescent light bulb filaments, drill bits and an alternative to lead in bullets. Though it is thought to be nonhazardous to the environment and nontoxic to humans, it can be poisonous if ingested in...

2013-09-20 16:22:07

Measure Also Strengthens District's Ability to Protect Customers' Rates LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) of Southern California is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign into law a measure to enhance WRD's ability to protect the groundwater supply for one in ten Californians and stem the abuse of pumping groundwater without payment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) "SB 620 will give WRD the...

2013-09-10 16:22:16

5th Grade Students Take Pledge To Protect Our Groundwater PARAMOUNT, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) officials and students from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, part of the Paramount Unified School District, gathered to celebrate "National Protect Your Groundwater Day." During the assembly, more than 160 fifth grade students took the Act, Consider, and Take action (A.C.T.) Pledge, a commitment...

2013-09-09 12:21:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection encourages the public to protect public health and the environment by taking part in a statewide celebration of "Protect Your Groundwater Day" tomorrow, Sept. 10. "Clean water is one of our most precious assets," acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Every Pennsylvanian can take a few easy steps and play a part in keeping our water clean. Let's not take our resources for granted." In...

2013-08-27 23:00:44

Thousands of sinkholes in Florida cause alarm for residents that question low Aquifer water levels as being part of the problem. Water Select® allows Florida residents to conserve water with new green technology that can make a big difference if everyone works together using these new advances and educating the public about current fresh water challenges. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Florida residents are expressing concern about the amount of sinkholes that seem to be popping...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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