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2010-03-16 03:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ness Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTC and TASE: NSTC), a global provider of IT services and solutions, announced today that it has recently been awarded a contract from Mekorot, Israel's national water company, to provide Mekorot's maintenance management system. The contract includes implementation and deployment for an 18-month period, as well as an option for system maintenance following implementation. The project is valued at...

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...

2010-03-10 07:15:04

Stormwater runoff is the main source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutants to the NY/NJ Harbor. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are components of petroleum products such as gasoline, coal, and oil. They are also produced as by-products of the combustion of fuels including petroleum and fire wood. PAHs can cause cancer and other health effects. Because they are produced during combustion, they are ubiquitous, and their levels are high enough to be a concern in all urban...

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...

2010-02-16 02:30:00

LONDON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2009, the World Bank increased its lending for large hydropower projects, at a time when investment fell in many other sectors. This was a result of a pan-European commitment to generate more electricity from renewable energy sources and to better exploit mature hydropower technology. In addition to creating new growth opportunities, this has had the effect of generating a thriving market for refurbishment projects that improve efficiency and reduce...

2010-01-22 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Wilbur Fondren Jr. was sentenced today to 36 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for charges involving espionage and making false statements to the FBI. David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and John Perren, Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office, made the announcement. Fondren, 62,...

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2009-12-14 14:35:00

New space observations reveal that since October 2003, the aquifers for California's primary agricultural region -- the Central Valley -- and its major mountain water source -- the Sierra Nevadas -- have lost nearly enough water combined to fill Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir. The findings, based on data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace), reflect California's extended drought and increased rates of groundwater being pumped for human...

2009-11-17 13:25:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Hydropower Generation - Global Market Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164551/Hydropower-Generation---Global-Market-Opportunities.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Rapidly expanding global population and fast-paced economic growth, particularly in developing countries, are expected to propel demand for all forms...

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2009-11-15 12:31:09

Researchers in MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering believe they have pinpointed a pathway by which arsenic may be contaminating the drinking water in Bangladesh, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists, world health agencies and the Bangladeshi government for nearly 30 years. The research suggests that human alteration to the landscape, the construction of villages with ponds, and the adoption of irrigated agriculture are responsible for the current pattern of arsenic...

2009-10-31 10:18:40

Although declining streamflows and half-full reservoirs have gotten most of the attention in water conflicts around the United States, some of the worst battles of the next century may be over groundwater, experts say "“ a critical resource often taken for granted until it begins to run out. Aquifers are being depleted much faster than they are being replenished in many places, wells are drying up, massive lawsuits are already erupting and the problems have barely begun. Aquifers that...