Historic Release of Water Aims to Restore a Once-Lush Landscape in the Colorado River Delta

In a concerted effort to remediate the ecosystems along the channel of the Colorado River, Mexico and the United States recently reached a historic agreement to release water from the Morelos Dam at the Arizona-Mexico border. This ‘pulse flow,’ is intended to reach the Colorado River Delta for the first time in 50 years.

Erin Delman , posted on April 14th, 2014
Quick Look, Water

Cruising for Ocean Data

Originally Published by NASA - Scientists from NASA are cruising on a research vessel from New Zealand to Tahiti by way of the Southern Ocean. Their objective: gather detailed measurements of Pacific sea water that will be used to validate satellite measurements

Posted on April 5th, 2014
Earth Observation, Technology, Water

Colorado River delta revived by historic water release

Originally Published by New Scientist - AThe parched river delta, which once teemed with life, is being reborn thanks to a massive pulse of water that was released today in Mexico

Posted on March 24th, 2014

Twenty Buses a Day: The High Stakes Race to Create a Global Cholera Early Warning System

What infectious disease kills the most children under the age of five? If you guessed malaria or AIDS, guess again. Cholera claims more victims than either of those diseases. Now, a team of researchers are developing a method to provide early warning of cholera outbreaks. If successful, the effort could drastically reduce the number of cholera deaths.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on March 18th, 2014
Articles, Climate, Earth Observation, Health, Oceans, Water

Flooding in New Zealand

Originally Published by The NASA- In March, muddy floodwaters coursed through rivers in the Canterbury Plains after a powerful storm passed over South Island.

Posted on March 8th, 2014

Two New Ideas in Wave and Tidal Power

Originally Published by IEEE - A couple of interesting ideas—one wave, one tidal—were on display this week at the ARPA-E Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., that offer some clear advantages over many of the other attempts at drawing energy from the oceans.

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

Successful GPM Launch Marks New Era in Earth Observation

A joint mission between NASA and Japan’s space agency, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, will for the first time provide near real-time information about rain and snow around the globe.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on February 28th, 2014
Climate, Earth Observation, Quick Look, Water, Weather

Gaza warned of looming water crisis

Originally Published by The Guardian - Friends of the Earth campaign highlights problem which it says is being exacerbated by hold-ups in Middle East peace process.

Posted on January 30th, 2014

VIDEO: Time-lapse shows coral’s secret life

Originally Published by BBC News - Meet the diver who has spent years capturing time-lapse footage that reveals the incredible secret life of a coral reef.

Posted on January 17th, 2014

Testing the Waters: Investigating Questions About the West Virginia Chemical Spill

Originally Published by NYT - Last week, the spill of an industrial chemical into a West Virginia river contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people, setting off renewed debate over regulating the chemical industry. Below, we offer some ideas for teaching about this industrial accident, either by focusing on West Virginia alone, or widening the lens to include other industrial spills, inquiries into the water supply or regulation in general.

Posted on January 16th, 2014

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