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Salt Levels In Draa Basin Groundwater A Detriment To Farming
2013-04-08 19:37:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Arid but habitable regions around the world depend on limited water resources for drinking and crop irrigation. Any disruption or contamination of the water supply could be a major problem for a local population. The Draa Basin in Sub-Saharan Africa is one such region, as it has relied on runoff from Morocco's High Atlas Mountains. It has also been dammed and directed toward oases hundreds of miles to the south. A group of...

2013-04-08 12:29:05

EP Henry Contractors Weigh in on the Year's Top Trends for Outdoor Living Spaces WOODBURY, N.J., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the steadily improving residential real estate market and recent uptick in sales reported by home improvement retailers, many homeowners are investing more in enhancing their outdoor living spaces this year. The timing of tax returns and current low interest rates are among other factors driving consumer spending. These positive economic signs point...

2013-03-22 16:21:37

Cities flip-flop on notifying residents about water rates LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, three cities and a private water agency went to court in an attempt to stop the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) from notifying the public about the rate setting process and scheduled public hearing. The cities of Signal Hill, Downey and Cerritos asked the court to enjoin WRD from sending notices to approximately 800,000 property owners...

2013-03-16 20:20:08

Attendees learn about groundwater and its vital importance to the region LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) kicked off its 6th Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet" Saturday at its headquarters in Lakewood, California, with nearly 3,000 community participants enjoying the festivities and engaging the festival's presenters. (Logo:...

2013-03-13 12:27:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Water Replenishment District of Southern California: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130313/DC76434) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) WHAT: The 6(th) Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet" coincides with National Groundwater Awareness Week, which runs from March 10th to the 16(th), recognizing the importance of groundwater as a...

2013-03-05 10:35:15

Human activities are not the primary cause of arsenic found in groundwater in Bangladesh. Instead, a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Barnard College, Columbia University, University of Dhaka, Desert Research Institute and University of Tennessee found that the arsenic in groundwater in the region is part of a natural process that predates any recent human activity, such as intensive pumping. The results appear in the March 4 edition of the Proceedings...

Dirt Plays Important Part In Making Clean Water
2013-02-18 11:35:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rivers, lakes, and oceans may play a large role in the water cycle, but many people don´t realize that one of the biggest factors in keeping water clean lies just below their feet. According to Henry Lin, a professor of hydropedology and soil hydrology at Penn State, the ground plays an important role in keeping the environment clean by acting as a natural water filter and purifier. In his presentation to the annual American...

2013-02-12 12:20:44

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study using data from a pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites finds that large parts of the arid Middle East region lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the past decade. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists at the University of California at Irvine (UC Irvine); NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., found...

2013-02-08 23:01:51

Lawns can be seriously damaged or destroyed by flooding. A water restoration provider offers advice on preventing flood damage to your property. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of flood and water damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on preventing flood problems in their yards during periods of severe weather or other disaster events. Lawns can be seriously damaged by flooding, and trees,...

2013-01-29 16:44:29

Understanding how our water catchments react to natural disturbances, may offer hydrologists greater insight into how to manage our water supplies. Key to this, is an understanding of the steady state and why water responds differently in different circumstances. Dr Tim Peterson, from the School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne has offered new theories that will lead to a deeper knowledge of how water catchments behave during wet and dry years. His research was published...