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EPA awards $1 million to Northern California graduate students through research fellowships

U.S. EPA Water News - 3 hours 42 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $1 million in fellowship grants to 12 students at Northern California universities conducting research and studying in environmental disciplines. These students selected will work on a variety of projects covering topics including climate change, public health and sustainability

SD adopts mandatory water limits - U-T San Diego

Google: Science Water - 4 hours 20 min ago

U-T San Diego

SD adopts mandatory water limits
U-T San Diego
Other restrictions limit car washing, construction-related water use and non-emergency access to fire hydrants. The stepped-up conservation program would add to water-saving rules that the city has enforced since 2011. Those include requirements for ...

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Water: The Old but New Piece of the Energy Puzzle - Forbes

Water Energy News from Google - 6 hours 38 min ago

Water: The Old but New Piece of the Energy Puzzle
Forbes
Water and energy are inextricably linked. Water is required for the extraction, refinement, and production of energy resources and is essential for electric power generation—either as “fuel” in a hydropower system or for cooling purposes.[1] Energy is ...

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Water: The Old but New Piece of the Energy Puzzle - Forbes

Google: Science Water - 6 hours 38 min ago

Water: The Old but New Piece of the Energy Puzzle
Forbes
Energy has long enjoyed a high degree of awareness by the public; prices are watched carefully—made easily available via newspapers, television, and prominent websites—and advances have been made in energy efficiency. In contrast, water has not ...

Groups ask EPA to investigate pollution causes by cattle farms - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Google: Science Water - 7 hours 57 min ago

Groups ask EPA to investigate pollution causes by cattle farms
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The well testing was conducted by the county land and water conservation department and was analyzed by the Center for Watershed Science and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. "Everyone deserves safe, clean and reliable drinking ...

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More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says - Los Angeles Times

Google: Science Water - 9 hours 32 min ago

More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
Los Angeles Times
More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a national ...

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Revised Alabama Maps Feature New Design

U.S. Geological Survey News - 9 hours 53 min ago
Summary: US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use Newly designed US Topo maps covering Alabama are now available online for free download

Contact Information:

Mark Newell, APR ( Phone: 573-308-3850 ); Bob Davis ( Phone: 573-308-3554 );



US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use. Map symbols are easier to read over the digital aerial photograph layer whether the imagery is turned on or off. Improvements to symbol definitions (color, line thickness, line symbols, area fills), layer order, and annotation fonts are additional features of this latest update. The maps also have transparency for some features and layers to increase visibility of multiple competing layers.

This new design was launched earlier this year and is now part of the new US Topo quadrangles for Alabama (840 maps), replacing the first edition US Topo maps for the states.

"Users in our state are very excited about the three year revision cycle of the US Topo maps,” said George Heleine, the Geospatial Liaison for Alabama and Mississippi.  “The Alabama Department of Transportation says that due to increased growth within the state, updated maps will significantly increase their utility across all disciplines within State Government”. 

US Topo maps are updated every three years. The initial round of the 48 conterminous states coverage was completed in September of 2012.  Hawaii and Puerto Rico maps have recently been added. Nearly 1,000 new US Topo maps for Alaska have been added to the USGS Map Locator & Downloader, but will take several years to complete.

Re-design enhancements and new features:

  • Crisper, cleaner design improves online and printed readability while retaining the look and feel of traditional USGS topographic maps
  • New functional road classification schema has been applied
  • A slight screening (transparency) has been applied to some features to enhance visibility of multiple competing layers
  • Updated free fonts that support diacritics
  • New PDF Legend attachment
  • Metadata formatted to support multiple browsers
  • New shaded relief layer for enhanced view of the terrain
  • Military installation boundaries, post offices and cemeteries
  • The railroad dataset is much more complete

The previous versions of US Topo maps for these states, published in 2011, can still be downloaded from USGS web sites. Also, scanned images of older topographic maps from the period 1884-2006 can be downloaded from the USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection. These scanned images of legacy paper maps are available for free download from The National Map and the USGS Map Locator & Downloader website

US Topo maps are created from geographic datasets in The National Map, and deliver visible content such as high-resolution aerial photography, which was not available on older paper-based topographic maps. The new US Topo maps also provide modern technical advantages that support wider and faster public distribution and on-screen geographic analysis tools for users. The new digital electronic topographic maps are delivered in GeoPDF ® image software format and may be viewed using Adobe Reader, available as a no-cost download.

For more information, go to: http://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/

2014 US Topo map of the Florence, Alabama area with the shaded relief and image layter turned on. 1914 USGS legacy topographic map of the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area.

Boulder County Briefcase: Oct. 20, 2014 - Boulder Daily Camera

Google: Science Water - 11 hours 16 min ago

Boulder County Briefcase: Oct. 20, 2014
Boulder Daily Camera
... $5,000 grant from the Agilent Technologies Foundation. WOW! used this grant to support 2014 STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math)-focused exhibits and educational programs. wowchildrensmuseum.org. ... Key Equipment Finance started offering ...

John Kerry Fails to Hold Hamas Accountable - RealClearPolitics

Google: Science Water - 13 hours 35 min ago

John Kerry Fails to Hold Hamas Accountable
RealClearPolitics
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 10,000 Gazans were injured, hundreds of thousands were displaced, basic urban infrastructure including water and wastewater systems absorbed heavy blows, and ...

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Australian Renewable Energy Industry In Hot Water - CleanTechnica

Water Energy News from Google - 14 hours 18 min ago

CleanTechnica

Australian Renewable Energy Industry In Hot Water
CleanTechnica
As a result, Australia's renewable energy industry — as well as the Labor opposition party — have taken Mr Abbott and the Liberal Government to task, time and time again, warning them of the danger incumbent in meddling with the RET in any shape or form.
Government wants rooftop solar program to continue, plans to negotiate with ...Yahoo!7 News

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Australian Renewable Energy Industry In Hot Water - CleanTechnica

Water Energy News from Google - 14 hours 18 min ago

CleanTechnica

Australian Renewable Energy Industry In Hot Water
CleanTechnica
As a result, Australia's renewable energy industry — as well as the Labor opposition party — have taken Mr Abbott and the Liberal Government to task, time and time again, warning them of the danger incumbent in meddling with the RET in any shape or form.
Government wants rooftop solar program to continue, plans to negotiate with ...Yahoo!7 News

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More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says - Los Angeles Times

Google: Science Water - 16 hours 25 min ago

More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
Los Angeles Times
More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a national ...

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Scientists have worked out how to desalinate and reuse the wastewater from ... - ScienceAlert

Google: Science Water - 16 hours 43 min ago

Scientists have worked out how to desalinate and reuse the wastewater from ...
ScienceAlert
The technique involves drilling deep into the Earth, and injecting a high-pressure water mixture containing sand and chemicals into the rock, allowing the gas to release into the well. The water used in the mixture drains the salts from the rocks, and ...

Scientists have worked out how to desalinate and reuse the wastewater from ... - ScienceAlert

Google: Science Water - October 21, 2014 - 21:51

Examiner.com

Scientists have worked out how to desalinate and reuse the wastewater from ...
ScienceAlert
This salty water cannot be reused for fracking and so it is disposed into the environment. Researchers have now shown that this salt can in fact be removed and the wastewater be reused, a discovery that substantially reduces the need for freshwater in ...
Researchers discover process to reduce salinity of fracking wastewaterExaminer.com

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Three candidates running for Ohio's 14th District - The Star Beacon

Google: Science Water - October 21, 2014 - 21:14

Three candidates running for Ohio's 14th District
The Star Beacon
Wager graduated from Columbia University in 1976 with a Master's of Art degree in Political Science/ History. He also has a bachelor's degree in Political Science/Government from American ... If elected, Wager promises to call on Congress to pass a ...

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Russian Scientist Andrew Kazantsev Looks to Harness Clouds to Create Clean ... - The Weather Channel

Water Energy News from Google - October 21, 2014 - 18:42

The Weather Channel

Russian Scientist Andrew Kazantsev Looks to Harness Clouds to Create Clean ...
The Weather Channel
Dubbed the Air Hydro Electric Station, or Air HES, the relatively simple technology would provide a source of clean drinking water, but it could also make the wisps that hang above on a pretty spring day just as important a source of renewable energy ...

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Russian Scientist Andrew Kazantsev Looks to Harness Clouds to Create Clean ... - The Weather Channel

Water Energy News from Google - October 21, 2014 - 18:42

The Weather Channel

Russian Scientist Andrew Kazantsev Looks to Harness Clouds to Create Clean ...
The Weather Channel
Dubbed the Air Hydro Electric Station, or Air HES, the relatively simple technology would provide a source of clean drinking water, but it could also make the wisps that hang above on a pretty spring day just as important a source of renewable energy ...

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Russian Scientist Andrew Kazantsev Looks to Harness Clouds to Create Clean ... - The Weather Channel

Water Energy News from Google - October 21, 2014 - 18:42

The Weather Channel

Russian Scientist Andrew Kazantsev Looks to Harness Clouds to Create Clean ...
The Weather Channel
Dubbed the Air Hydro Electric Station, or Air HES, the relatively simple technology would provide a source of clean drinking water, but it could also make the wisps that hang above on a pretty spring day just as important a source of renewable energy ...

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RVCC starts work on Science Center addition - MyCentralJersey.com

Google: Science Water - October 21, 2014 - 18:04

MyCentralJersey.com

RVCC starts work on Science Center addition
MyCentralJersey.com
State, county and college officials attend the groundbreaking on Tuesday of an addition to the Christine Todd Whitman Science Center on the college's Branchburg campus. (Photo: PHOTO COURTESY RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ) ...
Raritan Valley Community College marks groundbreaking of Science Center ...Hunterdon County Democrat

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RVCC starts work on Science Center addition - MyCentralJersey.com

Google: Science Water - October 21, 2014 - 18:04

MyCentralJersey.com

RVCC starts work on Science Center addition
MyCentralJersey.com
State, county and college officials attend the groundbreaking on Tuesday of an addition to the Christine Todd Whitman Science Center on the college's Branchburg campus. (Photo: PHOTO COURTESY RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ) ...
Raritan Valley Community College marks groundbreaking of Science Center ...Hunterdon County Democrat

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