News tagged with reservoirs

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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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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New solutions needed to recycle fracking water

Rice University scientists have produced a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies are needed to ...

dateAug 28, 2014 in Environment
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Sequestration and fuel reserves

A technique for trapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide deep underground could at the same be used to release the last fraction of natural gas liquids from ailing reservoirs, thus offsetting some of the environmental impact ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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