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Water crisis in Bangladesh: Overpumping in Dhaka may threaten regional groundwater resources outside the city

A new paper by the University of Delaware's Holly Michael and Mahfuzur Khan and colleagues, out today in Nature Communications, reveals that overpumping of groundwater in Dhaka, Bangladesh, may have unforeseen consequences for citizens living in communities outside the city center.

Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act with Boost for Fish Habitat

The U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which contains provisions to benefit fish and wildlife habitat and water quality in some of America’s most iconic places. This post Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act with Boost for Fish Habitat appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

University Advises Students To Use Cold Water For Showers…Want To Guess Why?

Oh, the guilt for being a human consumer couldn’t be more palpable than on the campus of Indiana University. You see among millennials there’s an idea going around that resources

Senate passes key water resources bill benefiting conservation

Fast Facts: Senate passes bipartisan legislation for water and natural resources with key conservation provisions included. “The passage of the WRDA marks an important investment in our nation’s water resources,” said Dale Hall, chief executive officer for Ducks Unlimited. Show More Summary

Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act with Boost for Fish Habitat

Major water projects legislation authorizes Everglades restoration, using wetlands as infrastructure, and improving habitat connectivity WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA),...Show More Summary

How Much Does a Shower Cost Around the World?

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

In many places, clean water is an extremely expensive resource.

Flint to Receive $100 Million From US Senate Water Projects Bill

Water worries may soon be over for the residents of Flint, MI as the US Senate passed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by an overwhelming majority on Thursday. The $10 billion water projects bill includes a provision that would give the city of Flint $100 million to replace and repair lead water pipes. It has been […]

Senate approves money for Kansas City flood control projects

Several much-needed Kansas City flood control projects would receive federal funding under a bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The Water Resources Development Act, which easily passed the … Click to Continue »

Senate Passes Key Infrastructure Legislation; NAM Urges for Timely House Passage

Today, the Senate voted 95 to 3 to approve essential  infrastructure legislation, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (S. 2848).  The bill includes authorizations for key civil works missions of the U.S....

What's in YOUR Water?

Water: We can't live without it. Photo: USFWS Water is one of our most precious natural resources, so it's not surprising that there are hundreds of scientists in need of your help to keep an eye on rivers, streams, lakes, oceans, and taps. Show More Summary

Coal Ash Wednesday: US Senate on the verge of removing coal ash protections

Undermining the EPA's long-awaited rules: The U.S. Senate is preparing to vote as early as next week on a bill, The Water Resources Development Act of 2016, that may include a coal ash amendment that would significantly undercut theShow More Summary

Senate Poised to Pass Water Bill Reversing Coal Ash Pollution Rules

Every two years the Senate passes a new Water Resources Development Act ( WRDA ), which contains the funding necessary to protect America’s water infrastructure. This year’s legislation includes $9 billion worth of spending on waterShow More Summary

California is backsliding on water conservation. L.A. can't and won't follow suit

Last month, California’s Water Resources Control Board took the easy way out on water conservation.  In 2015, California nearly met Governor Brown’s mandatory water conservation goal of 25% thanks to transparent monthly reporting and identifying profligate water wasters. The water board even fined...

How Silence Affects Our Brains in A Good Way, Science Explains

In a world that’s increasingly busy and loud, silence sells. Like clean water, silence is a resource, and can, in... The post How Silence Affects Our Brains in A Good Way, Science Explains appeared first on Lifehack.

Water Resources IMPACT Article: 'Making Groundwater Visible'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

A few weeks ago I posted about the NGWA and AWRA Groundwater Visibility Initiative (GVI). In that post I mentioned a forthcoming Water Resources IMPACT article on the Initiative. Well, it's here: Download Making_Groundwater_Visible_IMPACT_Sept2016 A teaser: In many parts of the world, the failure to manage groundwater in an integrated,...

?TechnologyOne signs AU$6.2m deal with Agriculture

TechnologyOne has increased its federal government footprint, signing a AU$6.2 million OneGovernment deal with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

How To Keep Your Cool With Eco-Offenders

By Craig and Marc Kielburger Your next door neighbour is watering the sidewalk. Again. As the precious resource evaporates under the summer sun, the steam rising from the pavement matches the steam coming out your ears. For many of us,...Show More Summary

Ecology: More is less

3 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

Plants compete for the same resources, such as nutrients, light and water. Because these resources are often limited, the coexistence of plant species requires the creation of trade-offs in resource use. In this issue, Harpole et al. report that increasing a limited nutrient in

13 California State Bar Employees Get Paid More Than the Governor

Want to become rich while working in the California state government? Don't run for governor, don't become director of the department of health, don't put yourself in charge of the state's water resources control board. Get a job with the California State Bar Association. That's right. The state bar's......

Nearly 30% Of India’s Land Is Now Undergoing Desertification

Nearly 30% of India’s land is now undergoing desertification, primarily as a result of the land degradation accompanying overcultivation, overgrazing, deforestation, and the overexploitation of water resources in dryland regions, according to a new report from the Indian Space Research Organization. Show More Summary

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