Latest Fossil water Stories

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...

2008-09-17 06:00:24

By Julene Bair While touting his plan to wean us off foreign oil, Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens makes no bones about being heavily invested in the natural gas he wants us to use in our cars. Nor does he deny the wind generated on his 200,000-acre wind farm would inflate a fortune accumulated selling fossil fuel. But he says little of his intention to market fossil water. That's what conservationists call finite supplies of water dating to prehistoric times. The Ogallala Aquifer is...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.