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By SEAN PATRICK NORRIS Staff Writer EDITOR'S NOTE: The Maryland Gazette spent months probing the reasons behind decades of chronic pollution in Furnace, Marley and Rock creeks. In today's conclusion of two-part story, we explore the possibility of a cure.
Two workshops on how Lancaster City residents can capture and use rain water will be held in upcoming weeks. The rain barrel workshops will be held Saturdays, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11, at the Environmental Center in Lancaster County Central Park. The cost is $50 and includes a 60-gallon rain barrel.
By SARA SEMELKA The Boone County Commission this month established a budget for a three-year project funded by a Department of Natural Resources grant to study the Hinkson Creek watershed and determine best-management practices for landowners in the environmentally sensitive area.
AUGUSTA - Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed was recently awarded a $12,330 education grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The group will use the money for a program to educate fourth- to sixth-graders in the Cobbossee Watershed in the Winthrop-Monmouth area on watershed issues.
IPEX is pleased to announce the launch of the next generation in BMP Stormwater treatment technology: the EnviroStream Stormwater Treatment System.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Lake Powell has reached its highest level in six years, a sign that the Colorado River is recovering from one of the worst dry spells on record.
By CHRISTY JOHNSON By CHRISTY JOHNSON Staff Writer APPLE CREEK -- Village Hall was flooded with engineers, homeowners and construction workers looking for answers to recent water problems at Monday's meeting.
"Well, it starts with rain," says Mara Moran, 12, a Girl Scout with Troop 1706 in Cheverly, Md. "My teacher says that the water we drink is the same water the cavemen drank.""Yeah, people think you can make water, but you can't," says Deirdre Harder, 9, as she helps Mara push a big plastic barrel.
By Brandon Shulleeta, The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. Aug. 6--A new report recommends ways for Albemarle County to reduce stormwater runoff caused by development.
By Emily Christensen, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Aug. 4--CEDAR FALLS -- A vegetative island in the middle of the Hartman Reserve Nature Center parking lot is getting a makeover that will improve the look of the land and protect the forest surrounding it.
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,...
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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