Sensors and Systems
Breaking News
Reimagining Michael Baker International to Accelerate Growth and Innovation
BELLEVUE, Wash. – EagleView Technologies, Inc., a portfolio company...
Dynam.AI Unveils Vizlab, a Next-Generation AI Platform with Customizable Real-World Machine Learning Capabilities
Data scientists are encouraged to join the early access...
HawkEye360 to Deliver Large Data Files Over LEO Satellites using BitRipple Technology
BitRipple Inc., a provider of Metaverse solutions that enable...

Water

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $16.5 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director Dan Ashe today announced $16.5 million in grants to support 21 critical coastal wetland projects in 12 states and Puerto Rico under the National Coastal Grants Wetlands Conservation Grants Program.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

NASA Premieres Unique Film on Water on Spherical Screen

NASA has created a unique spherical film showing water’s journey and extensive impact as it cycles through Earth. “Water Falls,” created in partnership with the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, will premiere this month on spherical movie screens at special events hosted by The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, N.Y., and The Space Foundation in Colorado

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

El Niños Impact on Continental Evaporation

As global temperatures gradually increase, more water is expected to evaporate into the atmosphere. But using satellite data, scientists have discovered that El Niño-induced droughts have caused global declines in evapotranspiration despite rising temperatures. Terrestrial evaporation, or evapotranspiration, is the transfer of water from soil and vegetation into the atmosphere. It’s a critical component of

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Saving the Great Plains Water Supply

Significant portions of the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest bodies of water in the United States, are at risk of drying up if it continues to be drained at its current rate. In the current issue of Earth’s Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, Michigan State University scientists are proposing alternatives that

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Freshwater Reserves Found Beneath the Oceans

A new study, published December 5 in the international scientific journal Nature, reveals that an estimated half a million cubic kilometres of low-salinity water are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world. The water, which could perhaps be used to eke out supplies to the world’s burgeoning coastal cities, has been located

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Connected Consequences of River Dams

In a case study of dams on the upper Missouri River, USGS researchers have demonstrated that an upstream dam is still a major control of river dynamics where the backwater effects of a downstream reservoir begin. In light of this finding, the conventional understanding of how a dam can influence a river may have to

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Radar Research Helps Uncover Hidden Greenland Aquifer

A hidden aquifer the size of Ireland recently discovered within the ice layers of a glacier in Greenland could hold the key to better understanding how annual melting at the ice surface could affect sea level rise.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Methane is Common in Groundwater from Valleys in South-Central New York State

A new USGS study found that 15 percent of groundwater samples from 66 household wells across south-central New York contained methane at levels high enough to warrant monitoring or mitigation.  Methane was more common and had higher concentrations in wells located in valleys rather than wells located in uplands. Valley wells that tap confined bedrock

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Thin Skin Beneath Streams Can Power Large Improvements in Water Quality

Recent U.S. Geological Survey research has found that natural biochemical processes in water moving back and forth between a stream and its underlying sediment were significant in removing nitrate from streams in the Illinois River basin, one of the world’s most intensively farmed regions.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Study Evaluates Elevated Nitrate Levels in Carson Valley Groundwater

A recent study in Nevada’s Carson Valley by the U.S. Geological Survey confirms that septic tanks are contaminating groundwater in the region with concentrations of nitrates, posing human health risks from contaminated drinking water. Conducted on a larger scale than previous investigations, the study showed that the amount of nitrate contamination is two times greater

Page 12 of 26 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 26