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  • Beneath the surface: a survey of environmental risks from shale gas development

    Improved drilling techniques have unlocked vast new reserves of shale gas, a resource that could be large enough to displace significant amounts of coal, and an energy source that emits less than half the carbon dioxide. But growing shale gas development has raised both environmental questions and public controversy. A new independent assessment by the Worldwatch Institute concludes that improved ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • New model simulates US groundwater and surface water interactions

    A new model to simulate groundwater and surface water interactions has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The groundwater and surface water FLOW (GSFLOW) model simultaneously accounts for climatic conditions, runoff across the land surface, subsurface flow and storage, and the connections among terrestrial systems, streams, lakes, wetlands, and ground water. 'GSFLOW can be used ...

  • Remote-control boat speeds reservoir surveys

    As the regulatory requirement to assess reservoirs and lakes expands to include smaller bodies of water, HR Wallingford has developed a remote control boat which is able to collect hydrometric data quickly, simply, safely and accurately. The ARC-Boat employs a sophisticated SonTek (a Xylem company) M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) which is a 5-beam depth sounding device that scans the ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • EPA Requests comments on survey for stormwater rule

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a survey to help strengthen stormwater regulations and reduce stormwater discharges from newly developed and redeveloped sites.  Stormwater discharges can harm water quality through increases in stormwater volume and pollutant loadings into nearby waterways. Generally, as sites are developed, less ground area is available ...

  • Aquatic Informatics and Greenspan awarded Water Survey of Canada Hydrometric Workstation System contract

    Aquatic Informatics and Greenspan have been awarded a contract to supply Water Survey of Canada, the federal water monitoring branch of Environment Canada, with a nation-wide Hydrometric Workstation System. Water Survey of Canada’s National Hydrometric Program provides for the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of surface water quantity data and information - information that is vital ...


    By Aquatic Informatics Inc

  • US Geological Survey develops online map tracking flood conditions

    As expected rains drive flood waters higher along the Mississippi River Valley, USGS crews are in the field collecting data needed to update the flood maps, prepare forecasts, manage the flood and warn communities. This new system is part of the USGS WaterWatch suite of web-based streamflow products and can be accessed at the Map of flood and high flow conditions Web site. 'The water monitoring ...

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • EPA Region 7 Receives Report of Groundwater Analysis by U.S. Geological Survey for West Lake Landfill Superfund Site

    EPA Region 7 has received an independent report issued today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) about groundwater conditions at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo., and will carefully review the report’s findings as the Agency moves toward selection of a final remedy for the site. The USGS study, which was requested by EPA in April 2013, summarizes an analysis and ...

  • Seismo Electronics LLC. has successfully completed Shengli Oilfield Seismoelectric Survey Project for Sinopec Group

    Seismo Electronics LLC. has recently finished a project for its client-Sinopec Shengli Oilfield Company. This project, which has over 8000 acre survey area, has been in the works since January, 2015. Our geophysicists used our instrument to detect reservoir 2000-4000m below ground surface. We provided three recommended drilling locations to our client, which all match the client’s existed ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • Landmark US Geological Survey study demonstrates how methylmercury, known to contaminate seafood, originates in the ocean

    A new landmark study published today documents for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make their way into the North Pacific Ocean and as a result contaminate tuna and other seafood. Because much of the mercury that enters the North Pacific comes from the atmosphere, scientists have predicted an ...

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • Benefits of Shale Gas Outweigh Risks; 8 in 10 Americans Also Connect Natural Gas with Jobs: Deloitte Survey

     A majority of Americans think developing natural gas by tapping shale formations offers greater rewards than it does risks, including those associated with hydraulic fracturing, according to a survey conducted by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions. Moreover, 8 in 10 respondents link natural gas with job creation and economic revival. Specifically, 83 percent of respondents agree that ...


  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...


  • Cities stem the tide of polluted water

    Cities of all sizes are tackling their water pollution problems, such as stormwater runoff and sewage overflow, by employing green infrastructure and design -- and they will save money as a result, according to a peer-reviewed report released by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California American Water Reminds Ventura County Customers to Continue Water Saving Practices Despite Improved Water Reserve Conditions

    California American Water is encouraging all of its Ventura County customers to continue their wise water practices given the recent declaration by Governor Brown that the state’s drought has ended and local water allocations have been lifted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Both actions were made possible by this season’s ...


    By American Water

  • Is Canada doing enough to conserve water?

    World Water Day took place this week, and public attention in Canada as in many other countries was for a time focused on what clearly is our most valuable natural resource.  Canada has about nine per cent of the world's water supply, according to Environment Canada, but only 0.5 per cent of the world's population. One might interpret ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Report assesses ‘produced water’ treatment

    Along with the crude oil and natural gas that fuels modern civilisation, the energy industry brings nearly 233 billion barrels of wastewater from beneath the earth’s surface every year. Lux Research surveys the challenges associated with treating ‘produced water’, and identifies which technologies and developers are best positioned to address the task. This ...


  • Working smarter at South Staffs Water

    Untitled Document Wallingford Software, a leading developer of hydraulic modeling and network data management software for the worldwide water industry, today announced that South Staffs Water has ...


    By Innovyze

  • Rising carbon dioxide and ‘acidified` waters in puget sound

    Scientists have discovered that the water chemistry in the Hood Canal and the Puget Sound, US, main basin is becoming more "acidified," or corrosive, as the ocean absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These changes could have considerable impacts on the region"s shellfish industry over the next several decades. The study, co-sponsored by NOAA, the University of Washington Applied ...


  • Tougher law to curb water pollution in China

    China's top legislature has adopted an amended water pollution law that toughens punishment of company officials through hefty fines. 'Enterprise heads directly responsible for causing severe water pollution incidents and others with direct responsibility will be fined up to half of their income of the previous year,' says the revised Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law.  The law, which ...


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