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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...

2009-10-02 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...

2009-09-17 15:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- National science and engineering company Integral Consulting Inc. welcomes Mr. Steven Helgen, Dr. Andrew Nicholson, and Mr. Sean Kosinski to its geochemistry and hydrogeology team. With these hires, Integral further strengthens its offerings and responds to increasing demand for specialized technical expertise to support mine permitting, compliance, and closure projects. "Integral is pleased to have such excellent people join our growing team. With their...

2008-08-20 15:00:00

By Anonymous Hundreds of geothermal systems are believed scattered across Maine, heating and cooling homes, businesses and public buildings via wells that plunge more than 300 feet below ground. Only six of the alternative energy systems are registered with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection as required under federal and state law, according to state officials. Now the state is trying to assess the risk posed by so many systems and impose some oversight without...

2008-08-19 15:00:59

By BROWN, Giles Christchurch Airport could be plagued by fog and birdstrike if the controversial Central Plains Water (CPW) irrigation scheme goes ahead, experts say. The hearing into the scheme was told it would lead to higher groundwater levels and temporary ponds, which could cause foggy conditions for pilots coming into land. The scheme could also attract more birds to the area. Hydrogeologist Peter Callander told the hearing that CPW's plan to irrigate 60,000ha of the Canterbury...

2008-07-22 15:00:51

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 22, 2008) - Nanika Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NKA)(FRANKFURT:C7X) (the "Company") or "Nanika") announces that work has been progressing steadily with environmental baseline and engineering studies required for the development of Nanika's Molybdenum Project located approximately 85 kilometers southwest of Houston, British Columbia. Korean Negotiations Update: In addition to the technical update that follows below Nanika is pleased to update...

2008-07-09 15:00:19

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 9--Critics of a new Columbia River crossing have long argued that a planned replacement bridge on Interstate 5 will degrade the environment and fuel more urban sprawl. Now, federal environmental regulators are echoing many of those same concerns -- plus a new one. The Environmental Protection Agency called for project officials to assure that bridge footings drilled deep into the river bottom won't pollute Clark County's major...

2008-07-08 09:00:36

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The Southern Nevada Water Authority has filed a request to deny "interested person status" to 15 applicants, including several from Utah, who want a say in a proposal to pipe water from sources near the Utah/Nevada border to Las Vegas. "We oppose the pipeline," said Steve Erickson on behalf of the Great Basin Water Network. "We think there are other alternatives they should explore." The Water Authority told Tracy Taylor, the Nevada state engineer, in its...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Ramachandran, Mahesh On a flat floodplain, on the northwestern coast of the island of Java, modern office towers dominate the Jakarta skyline, lending the city an aura of strength and prosperity. But, like many large urban areas in the developing world, the majority of residents of Indonesia's capital lack a reliable water supply from the city's public water system, which comes largely from surface water sources. As a result, many depend on groundwater, and because civic authorities have...