News tagged with reservoirs

Discovering oil at micro level

(PhysOrg.com) -- Getting trapped oil out of porous layers of sandstone and limestone is a tricky and costly operation for energy exploration companies the world over. But now, University of Alberta researchers ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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The geophysicist's guide to striking it rich

Prospecting -- the search for valuable reserves such as gold, diamond and natural gas -- isn't just a matter of luck. It's about knowing where to look. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have modernized the hit-or-miss ...

dateSep 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Sri Lanka begins 1st countrywide elephant census

(AP) -- Thousands of wildlife officials and volunteers have taken up positions on treetop huts near reservoirs and watering holes for Sri Lanka's first national count of its dwindling wild elephant population.

dateAug 12, 2011 in Ecology
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Building a better dam map

Humans have been building reservoirs and dams for thousands of years. Over the past few decades, their construction has spiked as our need to harness water – critical in flood control, irrigation, recreation, navigation ...

dateJun 02, 2011 in Environment
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Better weather forecasting -- now

Accurate precipitation forecasts are crucial to predicting flooding and to ensuring fresh water supply for human consumption. Being able to estimate the inflow of water into reservoirs is also essential to the efficient generation ...

dateMay 30, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Drought rattles farmers in eastern China

Yu Ruicheng's weathered face creases with worry as she stands on her dry wheat field in eastern China, where a record drought is threatening to send soaring global food prices even higher.

dateFeb 25, 2011 in Environment
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