1. What is the story?
The high consumption of water by the people in their houses and the farmers in their farms is the main reason of this water shortage.
2. Why is it important? Water shortage
UAE government is facing a water shortage problem. UAE is located in the desert, it has a very small amount of underground water, little rain and no rivers. B ... read more >>
Despite a 12-year action plan calling for reducing the hypoxia zone in the Gulf of Mexico, little progress has been made, and there is no evidence that nutrient loading to the Gulf has decreased during this period. University of Illinois researchers have identified some of the biophysical and social barriers to progress and propose a way forward. ... read more >>
A huge water source has been discovered in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya, which could supply the country for 70 years, the government says.
The discovery of two aquifers brings hope to the drought-hit region, tweeted Environment Minister Judi Wakhungu.
They were found in the Turkana Basin and Lotikipi Basin using satellites and radar.
Last year, scientists released a map detailing ... read more >>
Very simple, nice demonstration about the "anatomy" of an aquifer.
a natural phenomenon virtually unseen from
the land surface, provides potable water for nearly 140 million
Americans. Sometimes misconceived as boat-worthy underground
lakes or rivers, groundwater is found primarily in connected pore
spaces, fractures, and cavities in subsurface geologic formations.
Groundwater is considere ... read more >>
In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires.
The researchers report in the Journal of Climate that a ... read more >>
The most important news for this week was the Haiyan Typhoon in Philippines. Its now considered to be one of the world’s worst typhoons killing almost 2500 people, damaging 23000 houses and affecting another 9.3 Million in several affected provinces across Philippines. ... read more >>
Cold snaps like the one that’s bringing snow to the northern Great Plains and Midwest may lower temperatures in the the eastern U.S. for the next 10 days, said Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group LLC.
Temperatures are expected to remain seasonal to about 3 degrees Fahrenheit below normal across most of the U.S. for the rest of this week, then jump to at least 5 degrees above normal ... read more >>
Solar energy is free, clean, and usually available in abundance. However, solar radiation is also less predictable than many kinds of fossilfuel. Researchers at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems have developed a model that allows a more accurate prediction of hourly solar radiation.
The harnessing and use of solar energy will continue to gain relevance, particularly when viewed aga ... read more >>
1) What is the story?
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest tropical cyclones ever recorded, struck the Phillipines, Vietnam and Southern China. High winds (235km/hr) and torrential rain (up to 400mm in some areas) have led to flooding, landslides and structural collapse. Thousands are feared dead.
2) Why is it important?
This storm is responsible for a significant loss of lives. Hydrologis ... read more >>
New research will help you every morning with the surf report. Research led by the Vice-Chancellor will allow oceanographers and meteorologists to better predict the rate at which ocean swells decay, or deteriorate, as they travel across the globe. ... read more >>