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  • Lake mead snow bonus

    Thanks to a favourable snowpack in the upper reaches of the Colorado River Basin, Lake Mead (which supplies Las Vegas with drinking water and powers the Hoover Dam) will rise nearly 30 feet from last year, according to an operating plan published by the US Bureau of Reclamation. The lake supplies farms, industries and municipalities in Arizona, California and Nevada. Precipitation in the ...

  • Snow and Ice Accretion

    The study and assessment of snow and ice accretion — the process by which snow and ice build up on solid objects exposed to freezing precipitation — will be the purpose of a new ASTM task group within Subcommittee E06.55 on Performance of Building Enclosures, part of ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings. “There ...


    By ASTM International

  • Satellite measurements show hidden water content of snow

    As spring arrives, many people are generally interested in the snow vanishing. Others are more interested in the water that is stored in the snow layer. Satellite measurements can show the extent and water content of the snow coverage, and where it will melt. Scientists from SMHI are part of a European research project aiming to develop new, simpler ways of using satellite data about snow and ...

  • Near-real time snow information

    Satellite information on snow cover is now available through ESA's GlobSnow project soon after it snows. As well as posing a hazard to communities through transportation shutdowns and floods, snow cover is one of the most important elements influencing the planet's climate, meteorology and water systems. Understanding snow conditions helps us to predict floods and advance climate studies. ...

  • New inventory of Himalayan glaciers, snow

    A new survey of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) using satellite imagery establishes the extent of the glaciated area of the of the region and helps fill a crucial knowledge gap in the region, referred to as a 'white spot' in data in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 2007 report. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • California Water Service Group Announces Election of Lester A. Snow to Board of Directors

    Today California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) announced the election of Lester A. Snow, 59, to the company's Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2011. Snow has enjoyed an illustrious career in natural resource management and brings more than 30 years of experience to the position. He has served as Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, Director of the California Department ...


    By Marketwire

  • Sooty Himalayan snow `warms climate, alters monsoons`

    Black carbon landing on snow may be accelerating the melting of Himalayan glaciers more than atmospheric soot or even greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a study. The effects of this carbon, a key component of soot, could change the timing and intensity of the monsoons; increase the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • NASA Cold Weather Airborne Campaign to Measure Falling Snow

    Beginning Jan. 17, NASA will fly an airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle a difficult challenge facing the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission -- measuring snowfall from space. GPM is an international satellite ...

  • Columbia Weather adds Snow Level just in time for winter weather monitoring

    Just in time for winter preparations, Columbia Weather Systems has added a Snow Level Sensor to the sensor options for the proprietary Weather MicroServer. This feature has been added by customer request and can be used with any CWS model weather station. The sensor is installed with an Orion Weather ...

  • Mold Problems may Result from Melting Snow and Ice

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide mold and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for residential, commercial and industrial properties.   Winter officially began only a few weeks ago, but already the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois has been hit with several snow storms.  These annual winter storms not only bring out the shovels, but they also ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Warm Weather brings Melting Snow and Heavy Spring Rains

    March has brought to Illinois and the Midwest scenes of heavy rains, melting snow and flooding in some areas.  Just last week the Illinois Department of Insurance reminded consumers to check their flood insurance before the unset of heavy spring rains.     “Heavy spring rain could lead to a very wet spring season in the most flood-prone areas of the state,” said ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • BacTech Commences Field Investigation on Snow Lake Plant Site

    BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company") (CNSX: BAC)(OTC: BCCEF)(WKN: A1H4TY) today announced that it has commenced Field Investigation on the future bioleach remediation processing plant site at Snow Lake, Manitoba. The Field Investigation includes the drilling of deep test holes with a continuous flight auger drill rig. Samples will be collected at regular intervals ...


    By Marketwire

  • Maryland Mold Testing Laboratory Warns of Mold Growth from Melting Snow and Recent Rain Flooding

    The Baltimore County Fire Department was busy going from home to home filled with several inches of water in basements as three inches of rain filled the streets in Baltimore this past storm. This past weekends rain and melting snow has flooded basements in several maryland communities accross the state.During a flood cleanup, the indoor air quality in your home or office may appear to be the ...


  • Melting snow and ice can quickly result in mold problems in homes and other properties

    The El Nino weather pattern of the 2009-2010 winter season has brought record snowfall to parts of both coasts. A series of strong winter storms have been pounding many parts of the country making this season one to remember.Even when the snowfall is over, for many, the problems are just beginning. Ice damming can be a huge problem. As the sun begins to melt the snow and ice the water has no ...


  • Canyon Snow and Juniper Networks Collaborate to Make World-Class Improvement in Juniper’s Carbon Disclosure Project Score

    Canyon Snow Consulting today announced that in collaboration with Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, Juniper has made a world-class improvement in its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score. On September 13th, the CDP, an independent not-for-profit organization working to drive greenhouse gas emission education and sustainable water use ...


    By Carbon Disclosure Project

  • BacTech Releases Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Remediation of the Snow Lake Arsenopyrite Residue Stockpile and Announces Private Placement

    BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company") (CNSX: BAC)(OTC: BCCEF) (WKN: A1H4TY) has released the results of the Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for its proposed reclamation project of the Arsenopyrite Residue Stockpile ("ARS") in Snow Lake, Manitoba. BacTech has entered into an agreement with the Manitoba Government to implement its Proprietary Bioleaching ...


    By Marketwire

  • Uncertain water availability

    In the wake of a recent controversy over the retreat of Himalayan glaciers, in which the UN's climate science body admitted that the assertion they would disappear by 2035 was an error, water availability has emerged as a key issue of even greater uncertainty. Receding Himalayan glaciers grabbed headlines because they feed major rivers in South Asia and some parts of Southeast Asia, home to a ...

  • Water security in an uncertain world

    Policymakers must find flexible plans to ensure water security despite the uncertainties of climate change, says climate scientist Mark New. Much of the developing world is dependent on rainfall, snow or ice for its natural water supplies, so researchers and policymakers are concerned about how climate change will affect water security. Long-term water availability is largely determined by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Groasis waterboxx solves water depletion

    The Groasis waterboxx has kicked off a historic project with Robert Mondavi Winery, at Oakville, California. The waterboxx can be planted on any terrain under dry conditions without irrigation. At the Robert Mondavi ceremony this "game changing" invention was introduced by Margrit Mondavi- VP of Cultural Affairs at Robert Mondavi Winery, Secretary of California Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • Water and agriculture in Canada: towards sustainable management of water resources

    Canadian agriculture is faced with great opportunities, but also challenged by water-related risks and uncertainties. An expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies has found that water and land resources in Canada can be more sustainably managed by developing forward-thinking policies and effective land and water management strategies, adopting effective governance mechanisms, and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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