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Nutrients, Ground Water, And The Chesapeake Bay - A Link With Pfiesteria?
Scientists from the USGS and other agencies involved in Chesapeake Bay studies are working together to understand the delivery of nutrients from the land into the Bay and the relationship of nutrients to Pfiesteria-like organisms and ultimately fish health. (1997-09-26)
Innovative Process To Benefit Ground Water Clean-Up
A University of Toronto researcher has developed a more efficient way to monitor and improve the clean-up process for ground water pollution, allowing researchers to directly monitor the biodegradation of ground water contaminants in just a few steps. (1999-03-29)
Highest concentration of specific ground water contamination in northeast US
The presence of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), a component used to add oxygen to gasoline to meet Clean Air Act standards, has been detected as a contaminant in ground water supplies underlying urban areas, particularly in the northeastern United States. (2005-07-19)
Slow-moving ground water slows down water-quality improvements in Chesapeake Bay
Ground water supplies about half of the water and nitrogen to streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and is therefore an important pathway for nitrogen to reach the bay, according to a recent USGS study. (2004-02-18)
Key to cleaner environment may be right beneath our feet
While many people recognize that clean water and air are signs of a healthy ecosystem, most do not realize that a critical part of the environment is right beneath their feet, according to a Penn State hydrologist. (2013-02-17)
Pharmaceutical compounds found in nation's fresh water
According to a study in the May/June 2007 issue of the journal Ground Water, pharmaceuticals are being found in septic tanks and, consequentially, ground water due to incomplete human metabolism and excretion into the waste stream or by disposal of unused medications in the toilet or down the sink. (2007-04-30)
In California, large-scale water cycles impact quakes a little
In California, seasonal changes in large-scale water cycles modestly influence small-scale quake activity, a new study reports. (2017-06-15)
Contaminated water presents bigger crisis in the Gaza strip
French scientists have proposed a possible management solution to ameliorate the water quality crisis depriving residents of drinkable water in the Gaza Strip. (2005-09-07)
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 (2009-07-01)
URI chemical oceanographers successfully use naturally occurring radium to measure round water input to Rhode Island salt ponds
Chemical oceanographers Margaret K. Scott and S. Bradley Moran at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography have estimated the input of ground water to coastal systems by measuring naturally occurring radium-226 (226Ra) as a ground water tracer. (2001-12-03)
Ground temperature aids in measuring water levels
Research in Vadose Zone Journal, published by the Soil Science Society of America, describes using temperature to measure how fast water moves from the ground surface to the water table. (2003-02-07)
Effect of Hurricane Floyd on current water resources in Maine
The remnants of Hurricane Floyd and other rain in September have ended drought conditions in Maine, in terms of water resources. (1999-10-05)
'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. (2009-09-17)
Effect of drought on ground water in Maine
An update on drought conditions in Maine from the U.S. (1999-09-10)
Nitrate concentrations of ground water increasing in many areas of the United States
A nationwide study of nitrate trends in the ground water of the United States was recently completed by scientists at the US Geological Survey. (2008-09-17)
Effect of current drought on water resources in Maine
Drought conditions have stretched from the mid-Atlantic states through New England and into Maine. (1999-08-06)
USGS scientists develop "Robowell" to monitor ground water
USGS scientists in Massachusetts have patented a robotic ground water monitoring technology, nicknamed (2000-05-08)
New analysis of drinking water-related gastrointestinal illness
The distribution system piping in US public water systems that rely on non-disinfected well water or (2012-09-12)
New conserve water educators guide now available
In the midst of one of the driest summers in many parts of the United States, the headquarters of The Watercourse and International Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is releasing the Conserve Water Educators Guide, a new publication of The Watercourse's national water conservation education division. (2000-08-17)
OU WaTER Center researchers providing solutions in developing countries
At the University of Oklahoma WaTER Center, researchers are working to provide solutions in developing countries where clean, safe water is nonexistent. (2010-05-19)
New England Water Is Improving But Problems Remain, Says New USGS Report
Water quality has improved significantly in New England over the past 50 years because of advances in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastes. (1999-04-30)
Using ground covers in organic production
Studies by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists indicate that organic farmers who need to periodically amend their soils with compost after planting can still control weeds -- and hold down costs -- by using fabric ground covers. (2011-08-30)
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 to reach the water table at detectable concentrations. (2008-07-01)
Management of delta and wetlands contributed to problems after hurricanes
In a guest editorial published in the March-April issue of Ground Water, hydrologists in Louisiana suggest adoption of evolving management plans that recognize engineering, economic and hydrologic realities is key to sustainable development of the Louisiana coastline. (2006-03-08)
Drinking water from air humidity
Not a plant to be seen, the desert ground is too dry. (2009-06-05)
Paradox of groundwater age has implications for hydrology
How old is your groundwater? Chances are, it's much older than you, or many scientists, had thought. (2001-12-03)
Nature, not humans, has greater influence on water in the Colorado River Basin
Researchers have found that the water supply of the Colorado River basin, one of the most important sources for water in the southwestern United States, is influenced more by wet-dry periods than by human use, which has been fairly stable during the past few decades. (2015-12-10)
The secret of Dutch tapwater unveiled in new textbook
The public drinking water supply in the Netherlands is one of the best in the world. (2007-02-27)
Engineer fine tunes use of microorganisms to reduce pollution contamination
A computer model for assisting engineers in cleaning up polluted ground waters, such as from leaking storage tanks and pipelines, has been developed by Mark Widdowson, a Virginia Tech civil engineer. (2000-01-23)
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
A unique strategy on how to handle ground water pollution -- one that uses (1998-01-22)
Pennsylvania statewide stream and ground-water levels available online from USGS
As a public service during the current drought period, the Pennsylvania District Office of the U.S. (1999-07-12)
After the forest fire: Evergreen needles prevent soil erosion
Once a raging forest fire is quelled, the next worry is erosion of the landscape. (2003-11-18)
Compounds in most ground water do not exceed water standards
Ground water used for drinking water generally does not contain levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in excess of drinking water criteria, according to a national assessment by the U.S. (1999-10-27)
Cleaner fracking
Technology that opened a wealth of new natural gas resources in the US is producing millions of gallons of dirty water -- enough from one typical gas well to cover a football field to a depth of 9-15 feet. (2012-10-17)
Will future population growth be limited by freshwater availability?
The global human population is growing faster than the water supply. (2015-03-16)
Surface water not always the answer to Bangladesh arsenic pollution problem
In a preliminary study of arsenic pollution in Bangladesh drinking water sources, Duke University hydrologists have found evidence that surface waters can also be contaminated with the substance. (1999-06-03)
Severe drought is causing the western US to rise
The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns. (2014-08-21)
Highlighting USGS Science At ACS
USGS gives presentations on toxic contaminants in water at the ACS meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, August 23-28, 1998. (1998-08-21)
Water Quality In Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain Affected By Agricultural And Urban Activities
Water quality is generally good in the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain but has been adversely affected by agricultural and urban land uses in some areas, according to the results of a five-year investigation by the U.S. (1998-04-27)
Citizens can productively change politics by taking the law to court
When public goods like clean water, air, and health care compete with funding for particular districts, citizen lawsuits can tilt the legislative process toward a middle ground. (2017-04-24)
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