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Venice has tested part of it new flood barrier for the first time.
This is related to the class, because floods are major problems caused by water.
The interesting thing about that ... read more >>
Managing storm-water runoff in urban settings is critical to keep basements dry, streets clear and passable, and streams and rivers healthy, but how much are homeowners willing to pay for it? A University of Illinois survey of randomly selected households in Champaign-Urbana concluded that people are willing to pay to reduce flooding in their own basement, but they may also place a high value on ... read more >>
The 2013 Seattle Science Festival closed with a special event entitled Our 11th Hour: Straight Talk on Climate Change from People Who Know, June 15, 2013 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. This thought-provoking event featured three TED-style presentations with world-leading experts on climate change, including Dr. Kevin Trenberth, Dr. Richard Alley and New York Times journalist Andrew Revkin, fol ... read more >>
Kevin Trenberth: Senior Scientist and Head of the Climate Analysis Section
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado.
This lecture is part of SFU's 2011 global warming seminar series "Global Warming: A Science Perspective".
Regardless of one's perspective the effects of global warming are a quantifiable set of environmental results. That is why the SFU Dean of Science Off ... read more >>
This study evaluates climate change impacts on crop production and water productivity of four major crops (wheat, barley, rice, and corn) in Iran's Zayandeh-Rud River Basin. Multi-model ensemble scenarios are used to deal with uncertainties in climate change projections for the study period (2015-2044). On average, monthly temperature will increase by 1.1 to 1.5°C under climate change. Monthly pr ... read more >>
Fresh water taken from BC's grounwater supply and then resold back to it's residents! This is important because it relates to the study of water waste by our nation in class. The provincial law in BC allows companies to use as much groundwater as they want without reporting the amount to the government. The mega companies then put this water in plastic bottles and sell it back to the communities. ... read more >>
The Netherlands is a few months into its year-long Digital Delta big data research project. When the scheme ends in June 2014, it should provide the Dutch with answers on how to deal with the data pumped out by their water system — and the money pouring into it.
With 55 percent of the population of the Netherlands living under the threat of flooding, water is understandably close to the hearts o ... read more >>
1. This article presents a summary of the latest findings of NASA's Mars Curiousity rover. An analysis of the martian soils at mid- and low latitudes revealed 2 to ~10 weight percent (wt %) of water-equivalent hydrogen. The nature and origin of the hydration is yet to be determined. 2. The results presented here contribute to gaining a better understanding of the aqueous history of Mars, as well ... read more >>