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2010-06-02 07:50:00

Over 100 million people in rural southern Asia are exposed every day to unsafe levels of arsenic from the well-water they drink. It more than doubles their risks for cancer, causes cardiovascular disease, and inhibits the mental development of children, among other serious effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) has referred to the situation in Bangladesh, where an estimated 60 million people are affected, as "the largest mass poisoning of a population in history." In the May 28 issue of...

2010-05-27 17:35:23

An estimated 60 million people in Bangladesh are exposed to unsafe levels of arsenic in their drinking water, dramatically raising their risk for cancer and other serious diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because most of the contaminated water is near the surface, many people in Bangladesh have installed deep wells to tap into groundwater that's relatively free of arsenic. In recent years, farmers have begun using the deep, uncontaminated aquifers for irrigation...

2010-04-28 14:44:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water will mark the beginning of National Drinking Water Week through its participation in Water Awareness Day, a one-day festival hosted by the Water Awareness Committee of Monterey County, Saturday, May 1, at Del Monte Center in Monterey. National Drinking Water Week has been celebrated for more than 35 years by the American Water Works Association and its members. Established in 1881, AWWA is the oldest and largest...

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...

2010-03-16 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...


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