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2014-09-18 16:22:00

Consent order and agreement will close five Washington County impoundments PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has signed a wide-ranging consent order and agreement with Range Resources for violations at six of its Washington County impoundments. The consent order requires the company to pay a $4.15 million fine, the largest against an oil and gas operator in the state's shale drilling era, close...

2014-09-16 23:11:17

Partial Solutions Could Create New Crises Says Neil Grigg, PhD, on Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Radio Show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Much of the world, according to Neil Grigg, PhD, is experiencing a major extended drought crisis that in many regions affects economic growth, human health and basic survival. Grigg praises the many individuals who are dedicated to solving the crisis but warns that too many fresh water policy solutions...

2014-09-08 12:22:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages the public to protect public health and the environment by honoring "Protect Your Groundwater Day" tomorrow, Sept. 9. "The quality of groundwater impacts many aspects of our daily lives," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. "I encourage everyone to consider ways they can protect and improve groundwater for the benefit of all Pennsylvanians." In Pennsylvania, nearly 1.5...

california Central Valley drought
2014-08-19 02:30:55

Rosalie Murphy, JPL Earth Science and Technology Directorate About 60 percent of California is experiencing "exceptional drought," the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. The agency issued the same warning to Texas and the southeastern United States in 2012. California's last two winters have been among the driest since records began in 1879. Without enough water in the soil, seeds can't sprout roots, leaves can't perform photosynthesis, and agriculture can't be sustained....

2014-07-25 09:17:26

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Climate change could have a bigger impact on water resources in Jordan than in Israel and Palestine The drinking water resources on the eastern, Jordanian side of the Dead Sea could decline severe as a result of climate change than those on the western, Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the conclusion reached by an international team of researchers that calculated the water flows around the Dead Sea. The natural replenishment rate...

Lake Mead
2014-07-25 07:16:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA and University of California, Irvine researchers have determined that over 75 percent of the water lost in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin over the past decade has come from underground resources – a discovery which suggests that groundwater loss may pose a larger-than-expected threat to the western US water supply. According to the US space agency, the new study – which has been published online in the journal...

2014-07-24 12:22:13

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This study is the first to quantify the...

2014-07-18 04:20:49

Assembly Member Anthony Rendon receives warm welcome as special guest speaker LAKEWOOD, Calif., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 17, 2014, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California hosted its annual State of the District featuring special guest speaker State Assembly Member Anthony Rendon. The event was attended by members of the water and environmental communities, local elected officials, and many others....

2014-07-15 16:22:38

Requests Review of the Monitoring and Mitigation Plan By Federal Agencies MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) today released a letter from United States Senator Dianne Feinstein detailing the Senator's inquiry about the proposed Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Project (Casa Diablo IV). The project could negatively impact the region's limited water supply. The project, owned by Ormat Technologies Inc., would pump 29,000 acre-feet...

2014-07-08 23:10:57

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Urges Greater Women Involvement in Water and Drought Issues as Water Crisis Increases, as Living Water International Announces 2014 Gala Honoring Women. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Water activist and entrepreneur Sharon Kleyne believes that in the increasing world’s global fresh water crisis, women should play an important role. She is encouraged by the record number of women assuming high profile leadership positions in water...


Latest Groundwater Reference Libraries

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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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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