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2013-03-06 23:01:47

With winter approaching its peak and severe weather season warming up in the bullpen, the time is now to take proper preventative steps to avoid problems with erosion. A water damage restoration provider explains how. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water and flood damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners on how to prevent erosion from snowmelt or severe thunderstorms. With winter...

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...

2013-02-26 11:57:58

Expert panel report on sustainable management of water in the agricultural landscapes of Canada Canadian agriculture is faced with great opportunities, but also challenged by water-related risks and uncertainties. An expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies has found that water and land resources in Canada can be more sustainably managed by developing forward-thinking policies and effective land and water management strategies, adopting effective governance mechanisms,...

2013-02-22 23:00:43

Influential leaders and top executives from industry, the water sector and government departments gather to discuss the Food-Water-Energy nexus and attendant risks to the global economy. Global Water Intelligence (GWI)* and the International Desalination Association (IDA) present the Global Water Summit: Connecting with Success in Seville, Spain on 22nd and 23rd April 2013. Oxford, UK (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 GWI´s 2-day conference forms the highest-level group of senior executives...

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...

2013-02-16 23:00:35

Most flood related injuries occur after the actual flood event. A flood damage restoration provider recommends effetive post flood precautions. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of flood damage and water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is providing property owners with a series of precautions to be taken in the aftermath of a flooding event. Most injuries and fatalities occur after a flood, not during, and a few simple...

2013-02-13 17:32:53

Climate Change experts examine rebuilding New research has come up with ways to quickly assess flood damage to houses while also showing most people didn't intend to make changes to reduce their vulnerability after the 2010-11 floods in Australia. Two separate reports from the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility released today show how lessons learned from households affected by the 2010-11 Australian floods can minimize damage under current and future climates. The...

Colorado Aspens Destroyed By Hotter Temperatures
2013-02-12 09:23:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two brothers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have undertaken the study of the widespread die-off of Colorado aspen trees. Their most recent study, published online in the journal Global Change Biology, follows on the heels of a previous study they did. Their last study explored two competing theories for how forest trees tend to die off in drought conditions. The first theory suggested that trees actually starved to death...


Latest Hydrology Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.