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2014-05-08 09:10:07

The following highlights summarize research papers that have been recently published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface (JGR-F), Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (JGR-C), and Water Resources Research (WRR). In this release: 1. Polar hexagon-shaped jet stream could reveal Saturn's rotational period 2. Antarctica's Whillans Ice Plain ice flows are highly variable 3. Climate change, water rights, and agriculture: A case study in...

Space Brings Fresh Water To Morocco
2014-05-07 03:15:33

ESA Recycling waste water and urine into drinking water is not only for astronauts – the same method is now treating groundwater for a school in Morocco. The village of Sidi Taïbi near Kenitra, 30 km from Morroco’s capital city Rabat, has grown rapidly in recent years, and providing fresh water to its inhabitants is difficult because the groundwater is so rich in nitrates and fertilizer it is unsuitable for human consumption. ESA has been working for over 20 years on the best...

2014-05-05 16:21:59

CWF-Led Stakeholder Dialogue Demonstrates Mounting Support for Improved Groundwater Management SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Water Foundation (CWF), a nonpartisan and independent organization dedicated to addressing the state's water needs, today released a report of findings and recommendations to achieve sustainable groundwater management in California. The report is based on an ongoing stakeholder dialogue that was launched earlier this year by...

Rocky Mountain National Park
2014-04-22 07:07:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An infestation of bark beetles is killing trees in the mountains across the western US. The beetles all reproduce in the inner bark of the trees, though they kill the trees in different ways. For example, the mountain pine beetle attacks and kills live trees, while other species live in dead, weakened or dying trees. In fact, more than 3.4 million acres of pine trees in Colorado alone have fallen to the mountain pine beetle....

2014-03-19 20:20:33

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) hosted its 7(th) Annual "Treasure Beneath Our Feet" Groundwater Festival on Saturday, March 15(th), 2014, at its headquarters in Lakewood, California. Thousands of people enjoyed the Festivals 40 environmental exhibits, fun and educational activities, and useful and practical information. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140319/DC87016 "As we strive to...

Martian Water Clues From Groundwater Behavior On Earth
2014-03-18 08:59:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying the behavior of groundwater at different densities, a team of Australian scientists is hoping to help with the study of water on other planets, as well as water conservation strategies here on Earth. The team is currently working on the theory that groundwater runs faster whenever it contains salt, heat, radioactive waste or polluted fluids from landfills – all of which raise the water’s density and therefore the speed...

2014-03-13 23:25:10

This year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week comes at a much needed time for the discussion of groundwater concerns such as coal mining, fracking, pollution and conservation. APEC encourages people to learn more about the importance of preserving groundwater purity and sustainability, as well as the necessity for home water purification systems. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The 16th annual National Groundwater Awareness Week will take place this week from March 9-15th....

2014-03-07 20:20:26

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which provides groundwater for more than 10% of the state's population, took action yesterday to not increase the groundwater replenishment assessment for the upcoming fiscal year, 2014-15. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110121/DC34153LOGO "I'm proud of our board of directors and WRD staff that we are able to hold off water rate increases in the face of a...

2014-02-25 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's water resources and respond to its ongoing drought. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA scientists, DWR water managers, university researchers and other state resource management agencies will collaborate to apply advanced remote sensing and...

2014-02-06 20:20:43

Utility to recommend rejection of three private proposals as too risky SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Antonio Water System (SAWS) staff will recommend to its Board on Monday the pursuit of additional brackish groundwater supplies through a proposed groundbreaking partnership with CPS Energy to co-locate a natural gas plant on the same site as an expanded brackish desalination (desal) plant. Beyond the currently planned desal plant in southern Bexar County, SAWS has...


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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