Category Archives: Science of Water

Whither the Ogallala?

The Ogallala Aquifer is the major component of the High Plains Aquifer system in the central part of the United States, between the Rockies and the Mississippi River system. This aquifer has provided the primary source of irrigation water for … Continue reading

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Good Practice: Check Your Story (Hydrofracking) With Another Source

Given that we just finished Gas Land, it is always a good idea to see how other sources report that story. What do you think of this Time Magazine (a mainstream media source) report? http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,876880045001_2062814,00.html http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/ By the way, if … Continue reading

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WAMC: Hydrofracking Raises New Yorkers’ Concerns (2011-04-11)

WAMC: Hydrofracking Raises New Yorkers’ Concerns (2011-04-11). Check out this news story about the Northeast Natural History Conference that focused on gas drilling and hydrofracking. One interesting quotation is that hydrofracking could be the “biggest environmental threat since the original … Continue reading

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How important is desalination?

Because 97% of the world’s water is too salty to drink, desalination will become more and more important for the 80% of the Earth’s population which lives within coastal regions. The biggest drawback of desalination technology is the energy requirement. … Continue reading

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Nuclear Water Leak in Yankee Power Plant (draft)

Water leaks at Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear power plants in general How do they work? What are the positives/negatives? What role does water play in their power generation? Yankee Power Plant Brief history Specifications Location Problems Water leaks Why … Continue reading

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Great Data in NGM April 2010 Issue

WATER a special issue of National Geographic, April 2010

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Droughts in the Amazon: a problem brewing?

In 2010, the Amazon ecosystem, the world’s largest tropical forest surrounding the world’s biggest river (discharging 7 million cubic feet per second), experienced its second drought in six years. This disturbing news may be interpreted as another confirmation of climate … Continue reading

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