Antarctica (Reuters) - More rain on the Antarctic Peninsula is speeding a melt of glaciers such as the Sheldon, which has retreated 2 km (1.2 miles) in 20 years and is nudging up world sea levels, a leading expert said.
"Rain is very corrosive to glaciers and at least in part the reason this glacier is retreating," David Vaughan, a British Antarctic Survey glaciologist, said on an inflatable s ... read more >>
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Botanic Garden produced an on-line video, “Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In,” that highlights green techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs and rain barrels to help manage stormwater runoff. ... read more >>
The National Ground Water Association's Ground Water Summit will be held in Tucson, AZ, 19-23 April 2009. The program is now available. There will be presentations relating to climate change, GW sustainability, transboundary issues and more, plus day-long short courses, and field trips. ... read more >>
Very cool video on using Google Earth to visualize hydrologically-relevant landforms and features.
This submission is designed to illustrate the effectiveness of using Google Earth visualizations to convey hydrologic information. The presentation is divided into several parts. After an introduction, there is a section describing the usefulness of using Google Earth to display spatial data, a s ... read more >>
Although the intensity of the fighting in Sudan's conflict-ridden province of Darfur has lessened, the International Committee of the Red Cross says the needs remain great. The ICRC says it is beefing up water and agricultural operations for hundreds of thousands of people living in remote parts of Darfur.
Darfur has been going through a period of relative calm. But, the International Committe ... read more >>
Download another missive for soon-to-be President Obama from the American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, and the National Rural Water Association. Issues discussed include:
economic stimulus through water infrastructure investment; long-term water infrastructure investment; safe drinking water standards; source water ... read more >>
New results from 40 years of intensive scientific research show that Loch Leven, Scotland’s freshwater ‘jewel in the crown’, is on the road to recovery after decades of water quality problems. The best water quality since restoration measures began was recorded during 2008. The conclusions will be presented at a symposium in Kinross, Scotland on 11 December 2008 by scientists from the Centre for ... read more >>
China is delaying part of its plan to divert water from its major rivers across hundreds of (miles) kilometers to the booming cities in its arid north because it needs more time to resettle the more than 300,000 people who will be displaced by the project. ... read more >>
In 1953, when Sylvia A. Earle began studying algae, the marine plants and related microbes were often considered weeds or worse. Boaters ridiculed them as scum that turned patches of sea into pea soup. Today, Dr. Earle notes that just one type — Prochlorococcus, so small that millions can fit in a drop of water — has achieved fame as perhaps the most abundant photosynthetic organism on the planet ... read more >>