Stop your house from flooding. Then, save water!
Every time we have rain, there will be some flooding, a few trees will falls and then, as we're clearing the muck from our submerged yards, the water experts proceed to inform that the drenching was very nice, but no no no, we are not out of the drought woods yet! ... read more >>
Planetary geologists at Brown University have found a gully fan system on Mars that formed about 1.25 million years ago. The fan offers compelling evidence that it was formed by melt water that originated in nearby snow and ice deposits and may stand as the most recent period when water flowed on the planet.
Gullies are known to be young surface features on Mars. But scientists studying the p ... read more >>
Thankfully, this rainy February has pulled California away from the brink of the worst drought in the state's history. But water in our fair state remains a scarce and precious resource.
Yet major multinational corporations such as Nestle are allowed to siphon it up for free—only to sell it back to Californians and others in energy-guzzling plastic bottles likely to end up in landfills or floa ... read more >>
A PROJECT that originated at a boutique ad agency to help Unicef deliver clean drinking water to children in developing countries is expanding in its third year as more firms join to support the cause.
The Tap Project, as the initiative is called, is adding cities and sponsors and is going bilingual with ads in Spanish as well as English. It takes place this year during World Water Week, which ... read more >>
What were the primary contributors to the higher ending emission rate?
A cooler winter and warmer summer, greater electricity consumption, and a 14.2% fall-off in hydro-electric power generation. ... read more >>
The U.S. House of Representatives' infrastructure committee approved a sweeping water and sewer bill on Thursday that would add more than $15 billion to the dollars already sent to states under the recently-enacted stimulus plan, but could face a bump when the full body votes on it.
The Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 combines five water bills that the House approved last year, but which ... read more >>
A Spanish-British research project has come up with three future scenarios for the effects of climate change on the Mediterranean over the next 90 years, using global models from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The conclusions show that ocean temperatures in this area will increase, along with sea levels. ... read more >>
Drought is killing off trees in Brazil's fragile Amazon rain forest and depleting the region's carbon reservoirs -- an ecological double-whammy with devastating implications, according to a study published Thursday.
The Amazon's lush vegetation in a typical year absorbs nearly two billion tons of carbon dioxide, one of the chief culprits causing climate change.
But a 30-year study publish ... read more >>