- A plan to build a 735-foot, $5.2 billion dam, would generate up to 600 megawatts of electricity and create a new power supply for more than two-thirds of the state’s population.
- More than 80 ways of looking in verse at floods, torrents, waterspouts, seas, rain - and a faraway desert.
February 20th, 2013
- For the first time, spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has been used to detect small spiral eddies in a freshwater lake.
Originally Published by IEEE Spectrum - The South-to-North Water Diversion Project will realize an old dream of Mao Zedong: to bring water from monsoon-swept lands, where it’s plentiful, to the north’s booming industrial cities, where it’s not.
January 11th, 2013
- The most effective flood-protection measures have proven to be strict rules on reconstruction and bans on new buildings.
- Inverted river channels in central Utah look similar to features on Mars — a clue that liquid water use to flow on the Red Planet in abundance.
When cholera killed hundreds living in coastal towns and epidemics were linked with sea travel, newspaper cartoons at the turn of the century depicted the disease as a ferocious sea monster poised to attack fishermen resting on the docks. Today, the disease is still a scourge that claims hundreds of thousands of lives in developing countries every year.