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Sand Diverted From River To Rebuild Wetlands Using Spillways
2012-07-25 08:42:43

Researchers could have a new method to rebuild wetlands of the Louisiana delta, thanks to a chance finding while monitoring severe flooding of the Mississippi River.

2012-07-23 23:03:08

According to National Climatic Data Center, 55 percent of the United States is now in moderate to severe drought. Current drought conditions surpass the record set in December 1956.

2012-06-18 23:29:24

A portion of the groundwater in the upper Patapsco aquifer underlying Maryland is over a million years old.

Pumping the Well Dry?
2012-05-30 03:52:36

Groundwater is being used faster than it can be replenished in the High Plains states and in California’s Central Valley, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.