Quantcast

Latest Water Stories

Snow on top of sea ice
2014-08-14 03:30:55

George Hale, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Over the past few decades, Arctic sea ice has been retreating, and although research shows a downward trend in snow on land in the Arctic, long-term measurements of snow depth on sea ice have been less clear. But now, new research using data from NASA's Operation IceBridge shows that snow depth on Arctic sea ice has been decreasing over the past several decades, a trend largely owing to later sea ice freeze-up dates in the Arctic. Arctic...

2014-08-14 08:23:24

AbTech Subsidiary AEWS Engineering Selected as Partner to Provide Engineering and Stormwater Design Services for Prince George's County, Maryland SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 14, 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 a major collaboration effort with...

2014-08-13 23:02:53

Using an effective water irrigation system is a must for homeowners. The Grounds Guys offers general suggestions on selecting and maintaining a water irrigation system that satisfies a lawn's needs. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Depending on the type of grass, soil, sunlight and climate, most lawns need an average of 1 inch of water per week to maintain a lush, green appearance. For many homeowners, the water comes from an effective irrigation system. The Grounds Guys offers...

2014-08-13 12:23:30

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- StormCon Portland was a huge success. Over the last 13 years we've forged some tremendous relationships within the stormwater community and the industry. More of you then at any previous time attended the event, sharing with us and with each other your technical expertise, successes, frustrations, and insights on an array of surface water-quality issues. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO StormCon brought together...

Finding Deepest Iceberg Scours To Date Provides New Insights Into Arctic’s Glacial Past
2014-08-13 03:02:09

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have found between Greenland and Spitsbergen the scours left behind on the sea bed by gigantic icebergs. The five lineaments, at a depth of 1,200 meters, are the lowest-lying iceberg scours yet to be found on the Arctic sea floor. This finding provides new understanding of the dynamics of the Ice Age and the extent of...

2014-08-12 23:09:12

Rebecca R. Rubin interviews Dr. Mark Dunning, President of the American Water Resources Association. Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 "Climate change has ushered in a 'new normal' that includes extreme weather events, sea level rise and water shortages," says Dr. Mark Dunning, President of the American Water Resources Association, in a just released interview with Rebecca R. Rubin, President and CEO of Marstel-Day. As part of Marstel-Day's ongoing series,...

2014-08-12 23:06:02

Photo Rodeo, an app by Spinnaker Innovation and Design LLC, combines meaningful photos with rodeo fun. Vero Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Photo Rodeo, an app by premiere development company, Spinnaker Innovation and Design LLC, officially launched this week. Photo Rodeo is a unique app that allows users to edit their favorite photos into playful animal rodeo templates. “We wanted to produce an app that enables users to have some fun with their photos in an uncommon way,” said...

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...

2014-08-12 12:23:21

DALLAS, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New market research report, "Membrane Market, By Type of Material (Polymeric, Non-polymeric & Others), By Technology (Microfiltration, Reverse osmosis, Ultrafiltration, Gas separation, Dialysis, Nanofiltration, Pervaporation & Others), By Application (Water & wastewater treatment, Pharmaceutical & medical uses, Food & beverage processing, Chemical processing, Industrial gas processing & Others) & By Region -...

2014-08-12 12:22:41

Samuel Eto'o sponsored 'model' rain harvesting school campus, that aims to transform education through a unique combination of water collection and agriculture using football as a catalyst, opens this month in Kenya's Central Highlands. NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A unique secondary school campus, conceived and designed by the non-profit design and innovation group PITCHAfrica, the designers of the award winning 'Waterbank School' in Kenya, named 'Greenest School...


Latest Water Reference Libraries

Hula Painted Frog, Discoglossus nigriventer
2014-08-18 15:55:22

The Hula painted frog was considered extinct by the IUCN since 1996. Very little is known about the species because very few specimens have been found. In 1940 two adults and two tadpoles were collected but the smaller one was eaten by the larger one, and the tadpoles were lost. A single Hula painted frog was found in 1955 which was the last record of this specimen. The extinction of this species is said to be the result of the draining of lake Hula and its marshes in the 1950’s. Only...

Blue-spotted Salamander, Ambystoma laterale
2014-01-31 13:35:04

The Blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is part of a group referred to as, Mole salamanders. A member of the Ambystomatidae family, the species ranges throughout eastern and central US and Canada. The Blue-spotted salamander prefers seasonal woodlands and forests and finds shelter in wet, damp areas. Hiding under damp leaves, rocks, logs and moss, the salamander is able to find cover. Mostly comprised of their long tail, the Blue-spotted salamander reaches lengths of 3.15 to 5...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Kina, Evechinus chloroticus
2013-11-15 10:54:52

Kina (Evechinus chloroticus) is a sea urchin that is native to New Zealand. This echinoderm belongs to the family Echinometridae and it has the potential to reach a maximum diameter of 16 to 17 centimeters. It is scattered throughout New Zealand and in some northern and southern offshore islands. It can be found in shallow waters around 12 to 14 meters deep, although there are also intertidal populations located in the north of both the North and South Islands. It shows a preference for...

Crown Of Thorns Starfish, Acanthaster planci
2013-11-11 10:54:41

The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that extends from the Red Sea to the African coasts in the east and from the Indian Ocean to the western coasts of Central America. It prefers a habitat in coral reefs, which can be harmed if population numbers are too high. Damage occurs when filamentous algae covers bare skeletons of coral and the starfish move in to feed, stripping...

More Articles (81 articles) »
Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
Related