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
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
April 5th, 2014
Earth Observation, Technology, Water
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
March 24th, 2014
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
Originally Published by The NASA- In March, muddy floodwaters coursed through rivers in the Canterbury Plains after a powerful storm passed over South Island.
March 8th, 2014
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.
March 3rd, 2014
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.
January 30th, 2014
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.
January 17th, 2014
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.
January 16th, 2014