Showing posts with label groundwater. Show all posts
Showing posts with label groundwater. Show all posts

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Dirty water use on crops puts nearly 1 billion at risk: study

Untreated wastewater from cities is used to irrigate 50 percent more farmland worldwide than previously thought, leaving some 885 million people exposed to the risk of diseases, including diarrhea and cholera, a study said on Wednesday.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

After Mass Bee Die Off Canada Considers Ban on Pesticides

Health Canada, a federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve health, released on Wednesday a draft risk-assessment for Imidacloprid for public comment.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

China sees less acid rain in the first of 2015

China observed less acid rain in the first half of this year, according to a communique released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on Monday.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Χρήση τεράστιου μαγνήτη για την ανακάλυψη αρχαίων υπογείων υδάτων

 Ένας γιγαντιαίος ηλεκτρομαγνήτης, αερομεταφερόμενος από ένα ελικόπτερο, χρησιμοποιήθηκε για να συγκεντρώσει στοιχεία για τη χαρτογράφηση αρχαίων υπόγειων υδάτων στη δυτική Αυστραλία.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Study links fracking with methane-contaminated drinking water (+2video RT)

Household drinking water that comes from wells near known fracking sites contains levels of methane six times greater than what’s common elsewhere, a new study has found.
Researchers at Duke University sampled drinking water from 141 wells across northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York and determined that the concentration of methane, the main component of natural gas, is much higher when those wells are within one kilometer of a hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” sites.
Fracking is a method of drilling deep into the Earth in order to extract natural gas and has seen an emergence in recent years as an increasingly popular process used by energy companies. That spread in popularity is not without opposition from environmentalists and activists, however, who fear fracking has detrimental effects on the Earth.

EL News