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New Results from Inside the Ozone Hole

Posted by rdavtalab 263 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.sciencedaily.com

NASA scientists have revealed the inner workings of the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica and found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole.
More than 20 years after the Montreal Protocol agreement limited human emissions of ozone-depleting substances, satellites have monitored the area of the annual ozone hole and watched it essen ... Read More

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New Approaches in Landscape Monitoring

Posted by rdavtalab 263 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.sciencedaily.com

People who live in rural parts of rural parts of Switzerland perceive their place of residence as a more beautiful and authentic landscape than people who live in peri-urban areas. This is one of the latest results achieved by the Federal Office for the Environment's Landscape Monitoring Switzerland programme (LABES), which identifies indicators used to measure changes in landscapes and monitors ... Read More

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Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity?

Posted by rdavtalab 263 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.sciencedaily.com

Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground -- and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation by at least 10 times compared to existing geothermal energy approaches.
The technology to implement this design already exists in different industries, so the researchers are optimistic that their new approach cou ... Read More

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Water Permitting 101

Posted by AHamed 265 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.epa.gov

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program has achieved
significant reductions in pollutant discharges since it was established by the Federal Water
Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. The development of this permitting program has, in
turn, resulted in tremendous improvement to the quality of this country's water resources. This
paper will present a brief histo ... Read More

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Water quality seen as crucial issue | Stuff.co.nz

Posted by AHamed 265 days ago in Water Quality from http://www.stuff.co.nz

Water pollution is the biggest environmental concern for residents in the Waikato region, a new report has found.

But as summer kicks into gear, the majority of the region's rivers are still said to be unsafe for recreational activities, with many deemed to have unsatisfactory bacteria levels and murky water.

The Waikato Regional Council this week released the results of a survey looking ... Read More

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In Rare Deal, Israel, Jordan And Palestinian Authority Shake Hands Over One Thing: Water

Posted by bteeter 266 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.huffingtonpost.com

The Dead Sea, which faces a rapidly shrinking water level, has been a source of constant quarreling in a water-scarce region plagued by seemingly endless political turmoil. On Monday, in a moment of rarity, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed a historic agreement at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., aimed at fostering water cooperation and initiating a project to he ... Read More

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Self-powered water and energy meter shortens showers by making you think of the Arctic : TreeHugger

Posted by AHamed 272 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.treehugger.com

Conserving resources ought to be a no-brainer, at least to this crowd, but connecting our daily habits with their impact on our wallet might be more convincing that just trying to 'conserve water' or 'reduce our carbon footprint'.

One way to make that connection is through better data, in the form of smart meters for our water and energy consumption, showing us exactly how much water or energy ... Read More

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Tracking water use in thermoelectric power - FierceEnergy

Posted by AHamed 273 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.fierceenergy.com

For the first time since 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will reinstate reporting the amount of water consumed in the production of thermoelectric power, which could allow water resource managers to evaluate the influence of this type of use on the overall water budget of a watershed. A new report presents a method for collecting location and cooling-equipment data that will play a key ro ... Read More

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