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2010-04-30 17:58:00

SURPRISE, Ariz., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona American Water president Paul Townsley and Director of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Ben Grumbles, both members of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Water Sustainability, celebrated the Grand Opening of the White Tanks Regional Water Treatment Facility today. "In many parts of the world, nature adequately replenishes groundwater each year," Townsley said. "However, here in the desert, nature is not able to replenish...

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2010-04-25 08:37:04

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are helping U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) experts model the movement of radioactive materials in the soil. Their findings can be used to fine-tune the risk assessment studies that are an essential component in the development of commercial nuclear facilities. Soil scientists Yakov Pachepsky, Timothy Gish and Andrey Guber all work in the ARS Animal and Natural Resources Institute in Beltsville, Md. The team set up their study at the...

2010-04-12 17:16:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® supports efforts to replenish the groundwater basin and ensure safe drinking water by supporting the groundwater production fee the Santa Clara Valley Water District proposes. For the year 2010 - 2011, the water district has not raised the fee for a third year in a row. The agency is conducting a public review process to set the charge. The fee applies to well owners and businesses...

2010-04-11 14:50:00

DENVER, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced today eight of its industry experts will play a significant role in this year's National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Summit on "Groundwater for a Thirsty World," April 11-15, in Denver. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100125/LA43570LOGO) "The opportunity to share our knowledge and world-class expertise in...

2010-03-29 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The month of April is known for rain showers, but a new Pennsylvania Geological Survey report says that the state's groundwater actually recharges the most during March. The report, "Summary of Groundwater-Recharge Estimates for Pennsylvania," was done in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey and is available on the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Web site at www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/. "This report is a...

2010-03-25 09:00:00

VERNON, Vt., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entergy Corporation today announced it has identified and stopped the source of tritium leakage at its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and has begun initial work to support the remediation of soil and groundwater at the plant site. The successful effort to identify the source of the leakage, fix the problem and prevent a recurrence capped an intense and rigorous effort by Entergy with the oversight of state and federal regulators that...

2010-03-18 16:21:00

CANONSBURG, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcellus Shale Coalition today issued the following statement regarding a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale: "The members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition develop and drill wells in an environmentally responsible manner, including the use of hydraulic fracturing to complete a well for production. Hydraulic fracturing has been an established and proven practice for more than...

2010-03-15 13:56:00

An estimated three to four million people "“ about one in every eight Canadians "“drink water from private supplies. Infrequent testing and maintenance puts consumers of these water supplies at greater risk of contamination than public systems, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). It goes on to state people need to take personal responsibility for their water quality and governments need to provide better oversight and resources in order to improve the...

2010-03-11 19:26:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, California 90712. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) is hosting its 3rd Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet," a free public event that attracts over 3,000 participants. This fun, interactive, educational festival features over 40 exhibitors including Water Agencies, Federal, State and local agencies, the...

2010-03-04 11:28:00

COLLEGE STATION "“ A new study by Texas AgriLife Research scientists finds that contrary to widespread perceptions, springs in the Edwards Plateau, which provide much of the stream flows, have not been declining as a result of increased encroachment of woody plants. In fact, spring flows are twice as high as they were prior to 1950. The study found that the landscape is actually recovering from intensive livestock grazing in Texas that dates back to the late 1800s. Large numbers of...


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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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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.