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Image 1 - NASA Mars Tech Aids In Search For Earth's Hidden Water
2011-09-15 12:36:48

  [ View the Video ] A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore the subsurface of Mars to create high-resolution maps of freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert, in the first use of airborne sounding radar for aquifer mapping. The research may help scientists better locate and map Earth's desert aquifers, understand current and past hydrological conditions in Earth's deserts and assess how climate change is impacting them. Deserts...

2011-08-31 07:00:00

The World's Largest Pressurized MIEX® System is fully operational at Ocean Shores Water Treatment Plant in Washington. Funded by $6 million provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the cityâs Shallow Aquifer Water Treatment Plant is now online. Ocean Shores, WA (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 This summer, the City of Ocean Shores, Washington has had more to celebrate than its annual summer kite festivals. The city finally has the new water treatment plant it...

2011-08-10 18:04:00

New Educational Water Conservation Animation Makes Saving Water Fun LAKEWOOD, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD), the groundwater management agency for south Los Angeles County, announced today the launch of its new animated Squirt educational water conservation series. www.wrd.org/safe (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO ) Squirt is the latest WRD water hero to aid in the District's groundwater protection...

2011-08-05 16:11:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Information, Inc. presents a new market research report, "The Hydropower Market 2011-2021" by Visiongain (For more information: http://www.giiresearch.com/report/kt206581-hydropower-market-2011-2021.html). One-sixth of the world's electricity is currently generated by hydropower. Hydropower, a low-carbon energy source, is likely to play an increasingly significant role in the future of the global energy supply as the world inevitably...

2011-07-07 19:18:16

In a typical year, California gets about 30 percent of its water from groundwater wells. Yet when it comes to managing this precious resource, the state of California relies on a mixed bag of more than 2,000 local water agencies with varying degrees of authority. Critics say that this decentralized system leaves the state vulnerable to overdraft, which occurs when water is pumped out faster than replacement water is absorbed. But according to a new report published by Stanford University's...

2011-06-30 19:52:00

Continuing Education Units Credited by the State Department of Public Health LAKEWOOD, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) today hosted its 7th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop, featuring water quality experts from WRD and other agencies speaking on various topics of interest to engineers, water system operators and others who manage or operate public water systems. With about 100 participants from throughout WRD's service area, the...

2011-06-22 16:11:21

A quick and easy way to detect groundwater in semi-arid hard rock areas that is also economical could improve the siting of borewells to improve clean water supply in the developing world. Details of the approach are outlined in the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology this month. P.D. Sreedevi, Dewashish Kumar and Shakeel Ahmed National Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad, India, explain how electrical conductivity (EC) logs of hard rock terrain recorded before...

2011-06-14 10:51:00

WESTMONT, Ill., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydro Green Energy, LLC (HGE), a renewable energy company with proprietary hydropower technology, today announced that it has moved its corporate headquarters from Houston, TX to Westmont, IL. The company also announced that it has officially begun the process to obtain federal approval to install and operate seven hydropower projects on the Mississippi River. "Hydro Green Energy is excited to move its headquarters to the Chicago area," said...

2011-06-13 13:04:01

A new study of how storms are generated could improve rainfall prediction in dry regions of Africa, where drought and short growing seasons are common. A team of scientists from the UK, France and Australia used satellite observations of the Sahel region of West Africa to demonstrate that brief changes in soil moisture over areas of just tens of kilometres can affect storm generation. The results are published online in Nature Geoscience on 12 June 2011. The monsoon can arrive abruptly in the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'