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NASAs ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health

NASA's ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health

Provided by Rosalie Murphy, JPL Earth Science and Technology Directorate A new space-based instrument to study how effectively plants use water is being developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. The instrument, called...

Latest Hydrology Stories

2014-10-20 16:22:24

Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas Findings Unveiled at Global Water for Food Conference SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa has the world's largest gap in farm yields - 70-90 percent below their potential - according to a new research tool unveiled today. The outcome of a 6-year international collaborative research effort led by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the...

Dust Bowl drought
2014-10-16 05:04:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone has heard of the Dust Bowl, but understanding its true devastation is difficult. In the midst of the Great Depression, crops began to die and the dust began to fly. The four droughts of the 1930s crippled the country, lengthening the depression and causing the single greatest migration of people the US has ever seen. A new study from NASA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has revealed that the drought of 1934 was not...

2014-10-15 23:09:23

In global water crisis, water policy could make US vulnerable to attack reports bio logic aqua research founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 The United States is blessed with abundant fresh water, an extensive water infrastructure and very low prices reports water advocate Sharon Kleyne. However, with our outdated fresh water policies, widespread undercharging, a growing population, worsening drought and a global fresh water crisis, our water supply is...

2014-10-15 20:21:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the Pennsylvania legislature passed two bills that will harm the water and air of Pennsylvanians. Both HB1565, the Subdivision Flooding Bill, and HB 2354, the Stall on Carbon Bill, kowtow to powerful special interests as they dismiss the need for clean air and water for all Pennsylvanians. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130211/DC57616LOGO The Stall on Carbon Bill allows either chamber of the General Assembly...

2014-10-13 23:07:40

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Interviews Fred Pearce on Total Water Management and the Global Fresh Water Crisis. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 The world is experiencing a fresh water crisis. California may not be the hardest hit – places like Somalia are far more impacted. But California is in the midst of an extended, historic drought that seriously threatens agriculture, industry and household drinking water. A closed fresh water system that recycles 100...

2014-10-10 23:06:22

In the first online webcast of “The Randall Lewis Seminar Series,” hosted by Ron Loveridge, Director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development at UC Riverside, spoke with Celeste Cantu, general manager of the Santa Ana Water Planning Authority (SAWPA). Cantu said a perfect storm of events is now challenging the state’s water supply and its future sustainability Riverside, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Water conservation is vital now that California’s drought is entering the...

2014-10-09 23:08:46

Water Advocate and Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Interviews Fred Pearce on the Middle East and the Global Fresh Water Crisis. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 The long history of wars in the Middle East, dating back to Biblical times and including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, almost always trace their origins to fresh water shortages, according to International water journalist Fred Pearce. The region breeds water wars, says Pearce, and offers many lessons to...

2014-10-02 23:08:56

Fresh Water Crisis, Not Climate Change, Should Be Top Global Priority Says Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Sponsor. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 The Executive Board of Bio-Logic Aqua Research today announced that they will continue their sponsorship of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Radio Show. They made this decision, the Board announced, because they endorse the strong activist position taken by the show’s host, Sharon Kleyne, who believes that the global fresh...

2014-10-01 23:10:59

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Offers to Educate DeCaprio on the Role of Fresh Water in Climate Change. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 In his recent address on Global Warming, actor Leonardo DiCaprio told the United Nations that “climate change is here right now.”* Water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne was alarmed by DiCaprio’s speech because of his failure to mention the critical role of water, or the current global fresh water crisis as major factors...

2014-09-26 23:05:45

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Responds to Obama UN Speech on Climate Change. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 “One issue will define the contours of this century more than any other – and that is the urgent and growing threat of changing climate.” Barak Obama UN Speech, September 24, 2014 The number one “urgent and growing threat” to human health, civilization, and life on Earth, according to water advocate and radio show host Sharon Kleyne, is not...


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Endorheic Basin
2013-04-18 22:40:14

An endorheic basin, from the Ancient Greek endon, meaning “within” and rhein, meaning “to flow”, is a closed drainage basin that holds onto water and does not allow outflow to other external bodies of water, such as oceans or rivers, but joins instead into lakes or swamps, seasonal or permanent, that equilibrate via evaporation. Basins such as these might also be referred to as closed or terminal basin or as internal drainage systems. Usually, water that has built up in a drainage...

Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of 2012
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is about 1.92in above normal and brought the annual amount back to a positive 1.08in. April 2012:...

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2009-07-06 18:07:31

A drainage divide, water divide, divide, or watershed is the line that separates neighboring drainage basins. In flat country the divide may be invisible (just a notional line on the ground either side of which water starts its journey to different waterways). While, in hilly country, the divide lies along peaks and ridges. Drainage divides are important geographical, and sometimes political boundaries. Roads and railways often follow divides to minimize slopes and marshes and rivers....

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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