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2012-01-13 11:00:00

Fred Kirschenmann, PhD, Iowa State University, talks with Sharon Kleyne about Organic Dry Land Farming and Climate Change Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, recently interviewed Fred Kirschemnann, PhD, of Iowa State University and President of Kirschenmann Family Farms in South Dakota; on organic farming, soil health, pollution, humidity, water conservation and climate change. The interview may be...

2011-08-31 14:41:17

As a crippling drought grips much of the Southern and Southwestern United States, the population continues to grow and water resources become scarcer. One way to address the water problem is by a combination of modern engineering and ancient social principles, outlined in a new paper on rainwater harvesting that will be presented at the 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Author John Whear, a biomedical engineer at the Cancer Therapy & Research...

2011-07-14 00:00:29

Retenu, now available from StormwateRx, is a new stormwater roughing filtration system that is ideal for heavy industrial sites where sediment is prevalent in stormwater runoff. Retenu is fully automated and chemical-free and can be used as a pretreatment to Aquip® or Purus® stormwater filtration systems or as a stand-alone filter to remove sediment from stormwater runoff. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 StormwateRx LLC, a provider of industrial stormwater treatment and...

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2011-06-30 05:05:00

The number of U.S. beach closings and health advisories reached 24,091 in 2010, the second-highest level in 21 years, according to an annual beach water report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The survey of water quality and public notifications, entitled "Testing the Waters", confirms that our nation's beaches continue to suffer from bacterial pollution that puts swimmers at risk, the non-profit group said. Using data gathered at more than 3,200 U.S....

2011-06-22 15:11:00

ATLANTA, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Geosyntec Consultants (Geosyntec) announced today it received funding for the design, installation, measurement, and analysis of two projects incorporating actively controlled, distributed green infrastructure ("high-performance green infrastructure") approaches for urban stormwater control under a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Infrastructure Grant Program. Both projects focus on leveraging advanced technology in...

2011-06-08 20:50:23

Results imply chemical pollution could be degrading water quality in streams around mid-Atlantic A new study from biology researchers at Baylor University and the University of Maryland-Baltimore has found that there are consistent and widespread declines in stream biodiversity at lower levels of urban development more damaging than what was previously believed. The study found that aquatic life actually shows significant loss of biodiversity with less than two percent of developed land in a...


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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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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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