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2014-04-22 16:23:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $41.7 million in 13 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "The investments that we make today in our environment and economy will improve the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in all corners of the Commonwealth," Governor Corbett said. "The PENNVEST Board's...

Rocky Mountain National Park
2014-04-22 07:07:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An infestation of bark beetles is killing trees in the mountains across the western US. The beetles all reproduce in the inner bark of the trees, though they kill the trees in different ways. For example, the mountain pine beetle attacks and kills live trees, while other species live in dead, weakened or dying trees. In fact, more than 3.4 million acres of pine trees in Colorado alone have fallen to the mountain pine beetle....

Martian Water Clues From Groundwater Behavior On Earth
2014-03-18 08:59:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying the behavior of groundwater at different densities, a team of Australian scientists is hoping to help with the study of water on other planets, as well as water conservation strategies here on Earth. The team is currently working on the theory that groundwater runs faster whenever it contains salt, heat, radioactive waste or polluted fluids from landfills – all of which raise the water’s density and therefore the speed...

2014-03-07 20:20:26

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which provides groundwater for more than 10% of the state's population, took action yesterday to not increase the groundwater replenishment assessment for the upcoming fiscal year, 2014-15. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110121/DC34153LOGO "I'm proud of our board of directors and WRD staff that we are able to hold off water rate increases in the face of a...

2014-02-26 12:27:24

BARNABY, Canada, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising demand for power in Brazil due to increasing urbanization and industrialization is resulting in development of new power plants Growing power demand due to increasing industrialization, urbanization and infrastructural growth are some of the major reasons boosting the boilers, turbines and generators market in Brazil. The country is highly dependent on hydropower to meet its overall power requirements. In 2012,...

2014-02-20 12:23:35

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners have put crews on call to respond to potential snowmelt flooding, and urges citizens to be cautious when traveling and to stay alert to any hazardous road conditions. In Berrien County, which bore the brunt of the winter snowfall due to the lake effect, Drain Commissioner Roger Zilke is prepared for any flooding that may occur. "This is the very reason Drain...

2014-02-10 23:01:24

Raff will serve as Reclamation's Scientific Integrity Officer – ensuring that the agency follows the Department of the Interior’s Scientific and Scholarly Integrity Policy while overseeing Reclamation’s Research and Development Office. WASHINGTON (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor named David Raff, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, as Reclamation’s Science Advisor. In this position, he will serve as Scientific Integrity Officer – ensuring that the agency...

California's Two Largest River Basins At Near-Record Low Water Levels
2014-02-03 13:11:43

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: California Drought ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In response to Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proclamation of a drought emergency in California, a team of scientists from the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling (UCCHM) at the University of California, Irvine has updated research on the state’s two largest river basins -- the source of most its water. The updated evaluation showed that California's Sacramento and San Joaquin...

2014-01-16 04:21:06

The results of a case study of optimized irrigation scheduling based on FIGARO's innovative algorithms which have resulted in significant water savings will be presented at the upcoming partners' meeting in Valencia, Spain VALENCIA, Spain, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FIGARO [http://www.figaro-irrigation.net/home/en ], an EU-funded international project focused on developing new precision technologies to improve irrigation management for the purpose of increasing water...

greenland aquifer
2013-12-23 04:31:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An “extensive” new aquifer discovered in the Greenland Ice Sheet by an international team of researchers contains liquid water year-round, according to research published in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. According to the researchers, the reservoir fills 27,000 square miles and is known as a “perennial firn aquifer” because water persists inside the firn – layers of ice and snow that don’t melt...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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