Latest Surface runoff Stories

2010-02-02 06:04:46

In an attempt to mitigate the negative effects of urbanization, a proposed law would require new developments in Los Angeles to capture and recycle runoff from rainstorms. Those affected are builders of new homes, larger developments and some redevelopments, according to the LA Times. The Department of Public Works approved the ordinance in January that would require projects to capture, reuse or infiltrate 100% of the runoff generated in a 3/4-inch rainstorm, or to pay a storm water...

2010-01-25 12:22:00

TORONTO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ - Imbrium(TM)Systems Corp. and Camtek Construction Products Corp. announced today that Camtek will be the exclusive distributor of Imbrium's complete line of stormwater treatment products in an eight state/one district territory in the eastern US. Camtek, an exclusive representative of Imbrium's Stormceptor(R) oil and sediment separator since 1996, will expand its product representation to include Imbrium's Jellyfish(TM) fine sediment filter,...

2010-01-14 16:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's Acting State Conservationist, Dave Brown, is encouraging Pennsylvania agricultural producers located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to apply for conservation assistance under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative (CBWI). "CBWI offers technical and financial assistance to help producers implement a system of core conservation practices to help control erosion, and to minimize excess...

2009-12-16 13:08:30

Exposure to common pesticides may hinder the growth and survival of ESA-listed salmon Biologists determined that short-term, seasonal exposure to pesticides in rivers and basins may limit the growth and size of wild salmon populations. In addition to the widespread deterioration of salmon habitats, these findings suggest that exposure to commonly used pesticides may further inhibit the recovery of threatened or endangered populations. "Major efforts are currently underway to restore Pacific...

2009-12-11 09:27:47

Perennials, wetland plants compared for ability to remove harmful nitrogen, phosphorous Rapid population growth and urbanization have raised concerns over stormwater runoff contamination. Studies on watersheds indicate that excess nutrients, specifically nitrate"“nitrogen and soluble reactive phosphorus are found in stormwater runoff in many new urban areas. These pollutants degrade water quality and have an impact on the downstream ecosystem by contributing to the growth and...

2009-11-06 16:26:00

Company will pay $350,000 penalty and upgrade environmental programs WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Inc., and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods of the Carolinas Inc., based in Atlanta, Ga., have agreed to pay a $350,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The companies have also agreed to implement company-wide storm...

2009-11-05 08:49:11

Container-grown woody ornamentals thrive with daily water use irrigation regimen Conserving water and reducing the environmental impact of runoff are two of the most important issues confronting container nursery operations. Current regulations and laws in five states limit water consumption by container nurseries, and some states also limit nutrient concentrations in runoff. Excessive runoff from container plants often results from poor irrigation efficiency; in some cases as little as 13%...

2009-10-22 14:55:52

Tel Aviv University's "Earth Binoculars" see our planet through an astral lens One small step for mankind is now a leap for averting natural and man-made disasters on earth. New Tel Aviv University technology combines sophisticated sensors in orbit with sensors on the ground and in the air to create a "Hyperspectral Remote Sensor" (HRS).  It can give advance warnings about water contamination after a forest fire, alert authorities of a pollution spill long before a red flag is raised on...

2009-09-21 12:30:00

MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Malibu today launched the construction of its much anticipated Legacy Park Project, the centerpiece of the City's more than $50 million commitment to clean water. Against a backdrop of surfers with surfboards signifying cleaner oceans, elected officials, donors, Malibu residents and business leaders celebrated the groundbreaking as City officials dug their shovels into the ground and turned over the first few piles of dirt. "Legacy Park...

2009-09-18 18:59:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday marks the state's 25th annual Coastal Cleanup Day and Californians will be flocking to the coast to help remove garbage that is strewn along beaches from the North Coast to San Diego. As focus turns to cleaning up our beaches, Conserving California is reminding residents of the important investments they have made in our beaches, ocean and coastline during the past decade. Californians have approved $15.5 billion in water and...

Latest Surface runoff Reference Libraries

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,...

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
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'