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2009-08-12 12:52:46

Using satellite data, UC Irvine and NASA hydrologists have found that groundwater beneath northern India has been receding by as much as 1 foot per year over the past decade "“ and they believe human consumption is almost entirely to blame.More than 109 cubic kilometers (26 cubic miles) of groundwater disappeared from the region's aquifers between 2002 and 2008 "“ double the capacity of India's largest surface-water reservoir, the Upper Wainganga, and triple that of Lake Mead, the...

2009-07-13 15:10:09

Groundwater pumping in California's San Joaquin Valley has reduced aquifers to historic lows, a government report indicates. A massive study of the region's groundwater supplies by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the agriculture-intensive valley has lost 60 million acre-feet of groundwater since 1961, and is approaching new lows as farmers pump more from aquifers to make up for surface water lost to drought, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee reported. That situation also is exacerbating the...

2009-06-02 08:30:00

Professional athletes rely on AquaHydrate for Focus, Performance and Recovery HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AquaGenus today announced AquaHydrate, the first high-performance sports water designed for ultimate hydration. Major professional athletes depend on AquaHydrate to give them an edge, in terms of focus, better sports performance and faster recovery from their workouts and competition. "With AquaHydrate, we believe we've tackled the problem of cellular...

2009-05-11 06:00:00

OTTAWA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ - A 15-member expert panel, appointed by the Council of Canadian Academies, has concluded that a Canada-wide sustainability framework is required to improve the management and understanding of Canada's groundwater. Without such a framework, Canada's groundwater is at risk of contamination and depletion. "A nationally adopted framework, involving provincial, territorial and federal cooperation, is needed to build the scientific knowledge and improve management and...

2009-05-08 12:58:00

SBVWCD's rates remain lowest in the state despite ailing economy. REDLANDS, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- At a public hearing on April 29th, the Board of Directors of the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) established new Groundwater Charges for the 2008-2009 water year. The new rate will be $7.85 for non-agricultural purposes and $2.18 per acre foot for agricultural purposes. These reflect an 18% increase in the rates SBVWCD has been charging since 2005 for...

2009-03-06 14:24:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Penta Water Company (http://pentawater.com), dedicated to keeping the environment as pure as its water, is taking the bold step of turning to one of nature's more prolific resources - limestone - for their new packaging. In collaboration with Earth First Packaging (www.earthfirstpackaging.com), Penta is the first company in the bottle water industry to convert its plastic-based BOPP labels to ThermoStone(TM). This environmentally friendly...

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2008-12-18 15:37:58

It's no simple matter to figure out how regional changes in precipitation, expected to result from global climate change, may affect water supplies. Now, a new analysis led by MIT researchers has found that the changes in groundwater may actually be much greater than the precipitation changes themselves. For example, in places where annual rainfall may increase by 20 percent as a result of climate change, the groundwater might increase as much as 40 percent. Conversely, the analysis showed in...

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2008-12-05 14:45:00

Global food shortages could be helped by the integration of plants that grow in salty conditions, according to researchers. The Earth's water is made up of only 1 percent freshwater, and many areas are suffering weakened crop production due to a gradual increase in salt levels in water supplies. "Salinisation is irreversible," says Professor Jelte Rozema from the department of systems ecology at the Free University, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. "Sooner or later mankind has to accept the...

2008-11-10 15:00:21

MINERAL WELLS, Texas, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Crazy Water, the natural mineral water sourced and bottled by Famous Mineral Water Co. in Mineral Wells, Texas, announces its introduction into 13 Whole Foods Market locations across Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. This is the company's first step toward a national expansion of the only domestically bottled mineral water available in the United States. Crazy Water, first discovered in Texas in 1881, is a naturally occurring mineral water sourced...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

By Juan-Carlos Rodriguez Journal Staff Writer Chava Trucking Co., which was on the receiving end of a nearly $1 million fine by the New Mexico Environment Department in April, has come up with a plan to start cleaning up its mess. The business, located at 6313 Broadway SE, was busted by NMED for what it says was improper management of hundreds of lead-acid batteries, thousands of gallons of used oil and other "unknown wastes" at the site. NMED says the business has had multiple...