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Hidden Dune Filters Used To Treat Coastal Stormwater Runoff
2013-03-19 10:43:38

North Carolina State University When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed low-cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and filter out most of the bacteria that can lead to beach closures. “It was not economically feasible to use a tract of beachfront property to treat stormwater. Instead, we were able to devise a system...

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...

Where Did Our Winters Go?
2012-12-04 14:19:49

National Science Foundation Changes in winter hydrology, ecology and biogeochemistry are focus of session at American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference If you're planning to skate on a frozen lake or river this winter, ski on a snowy slope, or, when spring arrives, depend on snowmelt to refill your water supply, you may need to think twice. Winter as a "species" may have evolved to be less like the winters we remember. The change has consequences for summer, too, including plants'...

2012-11-12 11:08:59

A typical landscaped yard consists of lawn area and ornamental plants. If watered properly, homeowners can see the beauty, pocket some green and save some water, according to a Texas A&M University turfgrass professor. Supplemental watering of urban lawns and landscaped areas is required to keep the plants healthy through the typical long, hot and dry summers and falls in Texas, according to Dr. Richard White, Texas AgriLife Research turfgrass management scientist in College Station....

2012-11-06 11:12:50

Phosphorus (P) is both an essential nutrient in agricultural fields and a contributor to poor water quality in surface waters. To encourage improved P management in fields, the P Index was proposed as a risk assessment tool in 1992. After 20 years of use, modifications, and growing pains, does the P Index accurately assess the risk of P loss? A special section being published next month in the Journal of Environmental Quality addresses that question. The collection of papers grew out of a...

2012-10-26 12:27:04

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research confirms that the time-tested practice of amending crop soils with manure also can help restore soils on damaged post-mining landscapes. Thousands of acres of land with little or no vegetation, once mined for lead and zinc, remain throughout an area of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma. The mining activities also left behind a legacy of lead-contaminated acidic soils, toxic smelter sites, and large...

2012-09-05 23:02:33

StormwateRx has hired Rene Gamero to serve as the company´s Manager for the Southwest Region. Gamero brings significant national and international sales and business development experience to StormwateRx as the company continues to expand its business throughout North America, designing, manufacturing and selling stormwater filtration and treatment systems for industrial sites. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 StormwateRx LLC, a provider of industrial stormwater treatment...

2012-08-15 02:21:36

BABYLON, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Village of Babylon, located on the southern coast of Long Island and AbTech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ABHD) ("AbTech"), a developer and manufacturer of patented innovative environmental technologies addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, announced today the results of a five-year study exploring the efficacy of AbTech's proprietary Smart Sponge® filtration technology in preventing stormwater contamination of The Great South...

2012-07-10 14:01:09

Findings have implications for brake pads, copper mines Minute amounts of copper from brake linings and mining operations can affect salmon to where they are easily eaten by predators, says a Washington State University researcher. Jenifer McIntyre found the metal affects salmon's sense of smell so much that they won't detect a compound that ordinarily alerts them to be still and wary. "A copper-exposed fish is not getting the information it needs to make good decisions," says McIntyre,...

2012-06-08 11:02:29

Scientists from the Smithsonian and colleagues have found that waterbird communities can be the "canary in the coal mine" when it comes to detecting the health of urban estuary ecosystems. Their research revealed that the types of waterbirds that inhabit urban estuaries are influenced not only by urban development, but also by a far more natural process“•rain. The team's findings are published in the scientific journal PLoS ONE. The scientists compared waterbird communities in...


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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