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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...

2009-10-13 11:00:00

YORK, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pointing to the findings of a national report issued today, Governor Edward G. Rendell said hydropower holds tremendous potential for generating clean energy and creating jobs for Pennsylvania and the nation. "America has only just begun to understand the potential of hydropower," said Governor Rendell as he visited Voith Hydro, an innovative manufacturing facility that produces cost-effective hydroelectric generators and turbines used to...

2009-10-08 11:50:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Hydropower Energy Technologies Worldwide: Large, Small, Mini, Micro and Pico http://www.reportlinker.com/p0154015/Reportlinker-Adds-Hydropower-Energy-Technologies-Worldwide-Large-Small-Mini-Micro-and-Pico.html This research report on Hydropower Energy presents an in-depth analysis of the development, applications, products, manufacturers,...

2009-10-06 07:30:00

SHENYANG, China, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NF Energy Saving Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: NFEC; "NF Energy"), a Chinese leader in energy efficient flow control systems, today announced it has been selected to provide a US $700,000 energy-efficient flow control system for a Russian Hydro Power Plant. Upon successful completion of the project, the company is expected to sign an additional contract with the Russian Hydro Power Plant to supply additional energy-efficient flow...

2009-10-02 16:26:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy was sworn in today as the U.S. Army's 11th Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA(CW)) in a Pentagon ceremony. Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducted the swearing-in ceremony. "I am tremendously honored to have this opportunity to serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works," said Darcy. "America is faced with many challenges in how to best conserve, protect, enhance and use...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.