Finding perchlorates on Mars was not only surprising for the Phoenix lander science team, it also has created a bit of a rift among the researchers. In March, Ian reported on one scientist who used strictly photographic evidence to say that blobs appearing on the lander’s legs were actually water. Other scientists, however, including principal investigator Peter Smith were dubious about the “wate ... read more >>
The recent build-up of water in the glacier lake above the town of Grindelwald in canton Bern threatens nearby regions according to experts. Engineers, drilling to create a release valve for the waters, won’t be finished until autumn. In the meantime scientists say all they can do is monitor the situation and hope that flooding won’t be triggered by avalanche or torrential rainfall. ... read more >>
My favorite environmental subject is water conservation. Why? Spite. I used to have this roommate who would take hour-long showers, and anything I can do to make her look bad is pleasing to me. My motives may not be pure, but at least I’m fighting for a good cause. Right?
OK, kidding aside. Living in this dry Californian city fascinates me. There is no weather or rain here. Growing up in Iowa, ... read more >>
NASA's intrepid rover Opportunity spent two years exploring the geology of Mars' Victoria crater, often perched perilously on the crater's edge.
The results of that effort are now detailed in the May 22 issue of the journal Science. They've given scientists a clear view of some of the processes that have sculpted the Martian surface, including evidence that water shaped much of the entire regi ... read more >>
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When U.S. engineer John Frank Stevens arrived in Panama in July 1905 to take over the American effort to construct the Panama Canal, he was appalled. The endeavor to build the transoceanic waterway already was a year old and had consumed more than $128 million. “I found no organization…no answerable head who might delegate authority…no cooperation existing between what might charitably be called ... read more >>
A few days ago I posted a list of some of my favorite waterbloggers who also Twitter. I've now decided to list all those water Twitters who follow me on my Twitter. Some of these Twitters go beyond water, some don't issue many Tweets at all and some get a bit carried away. This is nowhere near an exhaustive list but it's a good start. If you want to see many more, just look at some of these Twit ... read more >>
With the lake higher than it has been in two years, Atlanta’s swimming pool is open for business.
It was a different story last year. Lanier resembled a colossal mud puddle, shrinking more each day. Boat ramps slanted down into mud. Coves looked like a desert floor, cracked and lifeless.
The disappearing lake revealed discarded appliances, tires, cans, bottles, you name it.
Government of ... read more >>