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Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Measuring the speed of thaw

Posted by Mousa 343 days ago in Hydrogeology from http://www.enn.com

Researchers were able to look underneath the Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and take exact measurements of the undersea melting process. This particular site is crucial, because the bottom of the ice in that sector of Antarctica is grounded well below sea level and is particularly vulnerable to melt from the ocean and break up. ... Read More

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ASR Pilot Projects Deliver Hope to Lake Okeechobee Deluge Sufferers | Sunshine State News

Posted by ranjram 343 days ago in Hydrogeology from http://www.sunshinestatenews.com

Florida is having success using Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) technology to manage its water. This is important because it is a fresh frontier in sustainable water management in areas where water sources are temporally variable and/or stressed. ... Read More

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More evidence for (and against) groundwater contamination by shale gas | Ars Technica

Posted by blanken 354 days ago in Hydrogeology from http://arstechnica.com

1. A comparison of two papers describing methane pollution of groundwater wells near fracking operations
2. Concludes that groundwater pollution from shale gas extraction is dependent on local geology
3. Mechanisms of pollution transport from fracking wells to groundwater are poorly understood
4. Further study is required into the factors contributing to pollution from shale gas extraction ... Read More

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Huge Aquifers Are Discovered in North Kenya - NYTimes.com

Posted by jgonzalez 355 days ago in Hydrogeology from http://www.nytimes.com

Today the Kenya authorities have announced the discovery a large underground water aquifer. This aquifer would help the country have access to the most critical natural resource needed in a developing nation. Now an plans need to be made to safeguard the natural resource as well as plans for infrastructure to deliver water to the populace. ... Read More

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Huge Aquifers Are Discovered in North Kenya - NYTimes.com

Posted by Mousa 355 days ago in Hydrogeology from http://www.nytimes.com

The United Nations and Kenyan officials on Wednesday announced the discovery of a potentially enormous underground supply of water, a find they said could improve the lives of generations of people in impoverished northern Kenya, if not the entire nation. ... Read More

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Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Hawaii Coastlines on Track to Lose 100 Feet of Beach

Posted by Mousa 361 days ago in Hydrogeology from http://www.enn.com

A new study by the University of Hawaii shows the Hawaii state is on pace to lose 100 feet of beach in the coming decades as a result of sea level rise due to climate change. ... Read More

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Seeing the Forest for the Water: Irrigators Willing to Pay Double to Guard Against Wildfires

Posted by Pierce 366 days ago in Hydrogeology from http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com

How much would you be willing to pay to restore a forest that you can’t see in order to preserve water resources? Researchers at Northern Arizona University found that those who draw irrigation water from the Verde River Watershed in Arizona would be willing to pay an average of $183.50 each year to fund forest restoration. ... Read More

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Managing the Earth from Space: Satellite and Sensing Technology in Water Management

Posted by Pierce 366 days ago in Hydrogeology from http://insights.wri.org

Approximately 200 miles above the Earth’s surface, two satellites circle the planet, always between 106 and 193 miles apart. But while these twins—called Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)—live in space, they’re providing invaluable assistance in managing natural resources on the ground. ... Read More

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