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Secretary Jewell Launches Comprehensive Review of Federal Coal Program

January 15, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

WASHINGTON – Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Interior Department will launch a comprehensive review to identify and evaluate potential reforms to the federal coal program in order to ensure that it is properly structured to provide a fair…

Researchers to Probe Links Between Human Activities, Water Quality

December 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Water

Understanding human interactions with the natural environment can enhance the protection of surface water quality in lakes and streams. A multidisciplinary…

Bluesky Helps Scientists Understand Impact of Urban Trees on Air Quality

September 3, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

Leicestershire, Sept. 3, 2015 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky has supported a major research project by scientists from the University of Leicester…

Model Helps City Planners Prepare to Weather Large Storms

MADISON, Wisc., April 1, 2015—How society should respond to climate change may be a global-scale debate, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers know that preparing for climate change's impact on weather is a profoundly local problem. Professor of…

Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History Scientifically Characterized

February 18, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

SEATTLE, Feb. 17, 2015 — The effects of dam removal are better known as a result of several new studies released this week by government, tribal and university researchers. The scientists worked together to characterize the effects of the largest dam removal…

Contaminants in Groundwater Linked to Agricultural Land Use

November 12, 2014 - in Analysis, Environment, Water

McBEE, S.C., Nov. 11, 2014—Groundwater contamination that was first detected in Chesterfield County in the early 2000s has been linked to historical agricultural land use, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study. Scientists used water-quality…

NOAA’s New Lake Level Viewer Aids Great Lakes Community Planning

October 24, 2014 - in Modeling, Planning, Products, Water

A new NOAA online visualization and mapping tool, the Lake Level Viewer, will help communities along the U.S. Great Lakes plan for, and adapt to, climate change and changes in lake water levels. The easy-to-use, interactive tool was developed by the National…

Streamgages Measure Drought, Earthquake Impacts on Water

September 17, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Supply, Water

While the national streamflow database is documenting evidence of California’s historic drought, the database is also confirming another recently seen hydrologic phenomenon: earthquake-induced increases in streamflow. Rivers and streams across California…

High-Speed Rail Study Between Dallas, Fort Worth Gets Federal Approval

September 8, 2014 - in Planning, Projects, Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration today initiated the process of evaluating the possibility for a high-speed passenger rail line between Fort Worth and Dallas by publishing a Notice Of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for such a…

America’s Aging Water Infrastructure Raises Safety Concerns

August 10, 2014 - in Maintenance, Water

There were unexpected showers outside Boston on Saturday. A ruptured water main in Brookline sent a plume of water 80 feet into the air. The break occurred just blocks away from a reservoir. Saturday's break is only the latest in a series of mishaps - some…