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2009-05-08 12:58:00

SBVWCD's rates remain lowest in the state despite ailing economy. REDLANDS, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- At a public hearing on April 29th, the Board of Directors of the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) established new Groundwater Charges for the 2008-2009 water year. The new rate will be $7.85 for non-agricultural purposes and $2.18 per acre foot for agricultural purposes. These reflect an 18% increase in the rates SBVWCD has been charging since 2005 for...

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2009-03-25 09:45:00

Every day, more than 140 million people in southern Asia drink groundwater contaminated with arsenic. Thousands of people in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and Vietnam die of cancer each year from chronic exposure to arsenic, according to the World Health Organization. Some health experts call it the biggest mass poisoning in history. More than 15 years ago, scientists pinpointed the source of the contamination in the Himalaya Mountains, where sediments containing naturally occurring...

2009-02-25 11:57:24

 Ancient groundwater being tapped by Jordan, one of the 10 most water-deprived nations in the world, has been found to contain twenty times the radiation considered safe for drinking water in a new study by an international team of researchers."The combined activities of 228 radium and 226 radium "“ the two long-lived isotopes of radium "“ in the groundwater we tested are up to 2000 percent higher than international drinking standards," said Avner Vengosh, associate professor...

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2008-12-18 15:37:58

It's no simple matter to figure out how regional changes in precipitation, expected to result from global climate change, may affect water supplies. Now, a new analysis led by MIT researchers has found that the changes in groundwater may actually be much greater than the precipitation changes themselves. For example, in places where annual rainfall may increase by 20 percent as a result of climate change, the groundwater might increase as much as 40 percent. Conversely, the analysis showed in...

2008-10-23 09:10:00

For the first time, the world's freshwater aquifers will soon be charted on a map, the United Nations announced Wednesday in New York. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's map of the world's underground water resources will be submitted to the U.N. General Assembly last week. The UNESCO map will identify 273 aquifers shared by at least two countries, using data compiled since 2000 by its international hydrological program. It will include information about...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

By Steve Bennish Staff Writer DAYTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could begin sampling groundwater this year as it goes forward with developing a plan to clean up contamination in the vicinity of the Behr Dayton Thermal Products plant, 1600 Webster St. Stacey Coburn, remedial projects manager for EPA, told residents Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Kiser School, that the cleanup could take decades. Trichloroethylene, a hazardous chemical implicated as a carcinogen in high enough...

2008-10-06 03:00:14

By Anonymous Ground was broken on August 22 at Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) newest full-scale groundwater recharge facility, which will replenish 40,000 acre-feet annually into the eastern Coachella Valley's aquifer. This amount of water is equal to what is used each year by about 85,000 residents and will alleviate the overdraft of groundwater supplies throughout the eastern valley. Representatives from all levels of government, other water agencies, agriculture and business...

2008-10-03 21:00:17

By Robert S. Hong -- Photo Gallery: Groundwater treatment ALHAMBRA - Saying it will secure the city's drinking water supply for the future, officials Thursday held a grand opening for a new $13.8million treatment plant. "It's really for sustainability - it assures Alhambra's water supply," said Dennis Ahlen, general manager of utilities for Alhambra. The new plant, which debuted to the public exactly two years after officials broke ground on the project, uses a high-tech system of 14...

2008-10-03 03:00:23

By Robert S. Hong -- Photo Gallery: Groundwater treatment ALHAMBRA - Saying it will secure the city's drinking water supply for the future, officials Thursday held a grand opening for a new $13.8 million treatment plant. "It's really for sustainability - it assures Alhambra's water supply," said Dennis Ahlen, general manager of utilities for Alhambra. The new plant, which debuted to the public exactly two years after officials broke ground on the project, uses a high-tech system of...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

By Juan-Carlos Rodriguez Journal Staff Writer Chava Trucking Co., which was on the receiving end of a nearly $1 million fine by the New Mexico Environment Department in April, has come up with a plan to start cleaning up its mess. The business, located at 6313 Broadway SE, was busted by NMED for what it says was improper management of hundreds of lead-acid batteries, thousands of gallons of used oil and other "unknown wastes" at the site. NMED says the business has had multiple...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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