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Nitrate Concentrations of Ground Water Increasing in Many Areas of the United States
Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant in the world's ground water, including in aquifers used for drinking-water supply. View News Article (2008-09-18)

Pesticides Persist in Ground Water
Numerous studies over the past four decades have established that pesticides, which are typically applied at the land surface, can move downward through the unsaturated zone to reach the water table at detectable concentrations. View News Article (2008-07-02)

Desert rhubarb -- a self-irrigating plant
Researchers from the Department of Science Education-Biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim have managed to make out the "self-irrigating" mechanism of the desert rhubarb, which enables it to harvest 16 times the amount of water than otherwise expected for a plant in this region based on the quantities of rain in the desert. View News Article (2009-07-02)

Pesticide Concentrations Decreasing
The widespread use of pesticides across the United States has been in practice for decades, with little knowledge of the long-term effects on the nation's groundwater.  View News Article (2008-10-21)

'Green Clean:' Researchers Determining Natural Ways To Clean Contaminated Soil
Researchers at North Carolina State University are working to demonstrate that trees can be used to degrade or capture fuels that leak into soil and ground water. Through a process called phytoremediation - literally a "green" technology - plants and trees remove pollutants from the environment or render them harmless. View News Article (2009-09-18)

Astronomers hunt Martian water from Earth
As Mars makes its closest approach in almost 60,000 years, two Australian astronomers have used the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii to look for signs that the planet once had liquid water - and so may have hosted life. Dr. Jeremy Bailey of the Anglo-Australian Observatory and the Australian Centre for Astrobiology (ACA) at Macquarie University in Sydney, and Sarah Chamberlain,... View News Article (2003-08-26)

The Radar Search For Martian Water
Until the last few years, Mars has been regarded as a cold, arid world that lost most of its water long ago. However, recent observations by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey spacecraft have provided tantalising evidence that huge amounts of water may be hidden just below the surface. Now, a powerful new instrument is poised to probe the Martian soil, using an advanced radar system to... View News Article (2003-04-01)

New analysis of drinking water-related gastrointestinal illness
The distribution system piping in U.S. public water systems that rely on non-disinfected well water or "ground water" may be a largely unrecognized cause of up to 1.1 million annual cases of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI), involving nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, scientists are reporting. View News Article (2012-09-13)

Flood-plagued York threatened by drying out
York's world-renowned archaeological remains are in danger - of drying out. The problem also threatens to cause roads to buckle, sewers collapse and subterranean gases leak into the air, unless a team from Leeds geography department can discover the effect of flood defences and new building in and around the city. York's flooding problem is well known but measures to counter it and building work... View News Article (2004-02-23)

Holistic Study Approach Expands Understanding of Agricultural Chemicals in the Environment
An understanding how environmental processes and agricultural practices interact to determine the transport and fate of agricultural chemicals in the environment is essential for effectively addressing the widespread degradation of surface and ground waters from past, present, and future agricultural activities. While considerable research has been conducted at field or smaller scales, the... View News Article (2008-06-04)

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