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2010-12-13 11:36:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New York based law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. (www.weitzlux.com) has been invited by a number of Clearville, Pennsylvania residents to address the adverse effects of unconventional natural gas drilling and storage in their community. The firm will host an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, at the Pleasant Union Church Building in Clearville, Pennsylvania to listen to the concerns of the community, share information and...

2010-12-08 21:41:01

Potentially harmful arsenic levels have been found in private water wells in towns across Maine where elevated arsenic risks were not previously suspected.  Arsenic levels in some private wells exceeded the federal safety standard for public drinking water by ten to one-hundred times or more, according to findings released today by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study is the largest of its kind in Maine. "We found large differences in concentrations from well to well, even at the town...

2010-12-02 15:15:00

District Presents an Overview of the Groundwater Supply in Southern LA County LAKEWOOD, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) hosted its 2nd Annual State of the District address. WRD Board President Sergio Calderon and WRD General Manager Robb Whitaker presented local officials and members of the public with an overview of south Los Angeles County's groundwater condition and highlighted WRD's smart water...

2010-11-04 01:16:29

Alterations lead to ecological degradation The amount of water flowing in streams and rivers has been significantly altered in nearly 90 percent of waters that were assessed in a new nationwide USGS study. Flow alterations are a primary contributor to degraded river ecosystems and loss of native species. "This USGS assessment provides the most geographically extensive analysis to date of stream flow alteration," said Bill Werkheiser, USGS Associate Director for Water. "Findings show the...

2010-11-01 09:46:00

DENVER, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading hydrogeologists for ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, will chair a topical session surrounding remediation methods for karst environments during the 122nd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in Denver, Colo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090710/LA44654LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-29 13:35:01

The nation's top groundwater experts gather in Canberra on Monday for the first national summit on threats, opportunities and policy solutions for one of our most vital resources. The Challenge of Sustainable Management will be held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra from October 31 to November 4, 2010. Organised by the Geological Society of Australia (GSA) in conjunction with the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), conference highlights include:"¢ The World...

2010-10-19 17:57:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) Director Lillian Kawasaki has been appointed to the California Water Update Plan 2013 Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to help address the state's serious water challenges. Kawasaki, who is Vice President of the WRD Board, was appointed to the PAC because of her extensive water agency experience as well as her background as an environmental administrator. She was the first General...

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2010-09-28 14:21:29

Researchers analyze decade's worth of GPS data for study A large section of northwestern Harris County "“ particularly the Jersey Village area "“ is sinking rapidly, according to a University of Houston (UH) geologist who has analyzed GPS data measuring ground elevation in the Houston area. Some points in Jersey Village are subsiding by up to 5.5 centimeters (about 2 inches) a year, said Shuhab Khan, an associate professor of geology at UH. Khan, along with UH geology professor...

2010-09-27 17:31:54

Elevated concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that can negatively impact aquatic ecosystems and human health, have remained the same or increased in many streams and aquifers across the Nation since the early 1990's, according to a new national study by the U.S. Geological Survey. "This USGS report provides the most comprehensive national-scale assessment to date of nitrogen and phosphorus in our streams and groundwater," said Marcia McNutt, USGS Director. "For years we have...

2010-09-25 00:27:08

In recent decades, the rate at which humans worldwide are pumping dry the vast underground stores of water that billions depend on has more than doubled, say scientists who have conducted an unusual, global assessment of groundwater use. These fast-shrinking subterranean reservoirs are essential to daily life and agriculture in many regions, while also sustaining streams, wetlands, and ecosystems and resisting land subsidence and salt water intrusion into fresh water supplies. Today, people...


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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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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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