Surface water — like lakes, rivers, and reservoirs — is one major source of our drinking water. Groundwater is another. The surface water comes from precipitation, like rain and melting snow and ice. Surface water moves over land to collect in lower areas, so it can contain chemicals it absorbs along the way. Some cities, like Los Angeles and […]
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The Northwest Passage is open for business and shipping companies are ready to take advantage of it.
Pilus Energy has developed an innovative technology which cleans wastewater while generating electricity. Bacterial robots (Bactobots) consume pollutants from wastewater and create energy.
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan today 26 Oct 2013 at 3:10 a.m. local time, sending a small tsunami to the coast. To make matters worse, two typhoons are headed for Japan this weekend. After the recent heavy rains, radioactive water is sure to keep washing into the ocean.
The massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana continues to grow. The latest videos show trees being swallowed whole. Seismic monitoring picked up signs of a collapse in the Oxy3 cavern, so it was no surprise when trees started sinking. When debris falls into the sinkhole, often crude oil and natural gas come to the surface […]
With the radiation still leaking from the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant, the owners have come up with a plan to stop radioactive water from making it to the ocean – freezing it.
The political support behind the Keystone XL pipeline seems to be fading. Information about the consulting firm that produced the environmental impact statement on the pipeline indicates they were hired by the company building the Keystone XL pipeline. More scrutiny on the environmental effects of the diluted bitumen that will be flowing through the pipeline and a closer look at the number of jobs that won’t be created by the pipeline are further eroding support.
India’s Golden Desert receives nine inches of water each year. The underground water is 300 feet down and most of it is saline. It is a barren desert, yet ancient structures used for harvesting rain and storing it dot the landscape.
It’s been nearly a year since the sinkhole appeared near Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The sinkhole is now 22 acres and likely to grow more.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their report on the amount needed to repair the nation’s water infrastructure. They found that $384 billion would be necessary to repair and replace the aging infrastructure for the treatment, storage, transportation, and distribution of drinking water over the next twenty years.
The Indian state of Gujarat will soon build the world’s largest freshwater reservoir in a sea.
On Sunday, people in the Indian state of Gujarat joined together in a pledge to conserve water.