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Sierra Nevada snowpack
2014-09-03 02:00:01

Laura Rico, University of California - Irvine The cause? Increased high-elevation plant growth fueled by climate warming Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according to scientists at UC Irvine and UC Merced. Accelerated plant growth at higher elevations caused by increasing temperatures would trigger more water absorption and evaporation, accounting for the projected runoff declines, the...

2014-08-12 16:23:25

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm providing innovative water pollution and contamination solutions to communities, industry and governments, today announced that it has completed phase 1 of its $12 million NTE (Not-To-Exceed) stormwater management contract in Nassau County, NY, awarded October 2013. AbTech has been given the County's approval...

2014-07-22 04:20:42

PORTLAND, Ore., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than two weeks Portland, Oregon will host StormCon 2014, the largest annual stormwater pollution prevention conference in the country. Improperly managed stormwater runoff can cause flooding and significant erosion, damage streams, and carry excessive nutrients, sediment, metals, volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants downstream. Green infrastructure solutions can supplement our sewer systems to help prevent flooding, at...

2014-07-15 12:23:05

Attend StormCon August 3-7 PORTLAND, Ore., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urbanization poses an array of challenges. Most people already live in cities now, but by 2030 two-thirds of the world population will reside in an urban area. Some stormwater problems need more than just an engineering solution. Urbanized areas generally contain large portions of impervious surfaces such as roads, rooftops and parking lots that channel stormwater directly into local streams, rivers, and other...

2014-07-08 08:22:05

PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, EPA has been cracking down on storm-water violations at residential and commercial construction sites. Urbanized areas generally contain large portions of impervious surfaces such as roads, rooftops and parking lots that channel stormwater directly into local streams, rivers, and other water bodies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO Improperly managed stormwater runoff from urbanized areas can cause...

Architect Reveals 'Green Roofs' Need Not Go To Great Depths To Work
2014-06-10 03:15:13

Virginia Tech Architectural researcher to tell global conferees how 'living roofs' help build better cities Hot town, summer in the city — it's nothing new, but ways to handle the heat, humidity, and stormwater haven't changed much since the invention of the sewer system. One solution offered by architectural researchers is known as a "green roof" — a roof covered in living, growing plants to soften the effects of heat, flooding, noise, and stormwater runoff. Elizabeth J....

2014-05-14 08:23:18

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Water protection experts will gather at the Oregon Convention Center August 3 - 7 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2014 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement officials, planners, consultants, researchers,...

2014-04-27 23:01:21

Bob Root Landscapes LLC (http://www.bobrootlandscapes.com) now offers the new Eco Brick Paver by E.P. Henry. Preparing now with permeable pavers combined with rain water harvesting will solve wet springs and winter ice issues for years to come. Downingtown, PA (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 The combination of permeable pavers, such as the Eco Brick Paver by E.P. Henry and rain water harvesting is a greener and more beneficial option for the modern home landscape and will dramatically reduce...

2014-03-11 08:23:01

CINCINNATI, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) has partnered with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and other collaborators in a pilot program to help farmers in the Ohio River Basin participate in the first-ever interstate water quality credit trading program to fund on-farm installation of conservation practices. "EPRI is building a robust pilot trading program that will allow public and private industries to test a potential regulatory...

New Technique Developed To Allow Frequent Water Quality Monitoring For Suite of Pollutants
2014-03-05 12:03:13

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that uses existing technology to allow researchers and natural resource managers to collect significantly more information on water quality to better inform policy decisions. “Right now, incomplete or infrequent water quality data can give people an inaccurate picture of what’s happening – and making decisions based on inaccurate data can be risky,” says Dr. François...


Latest Surface runoff Reference Libraries

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

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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...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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