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Novel use of satnav saves precious water

Water conservation is a growing concern globally, and particularly for farmers in the USA, where decades of irrigating huge fields has depleted vital resources of fresh surface water and groundwater. An ESA spin-off that ...

dateMay 15, 2017 in Environment
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Making sure that lumber measures up

For some, it is a shocking revelation. But most Americans eventually come to accept the fact that a "two by four" board is actually 1.5 inches by 3.5 inches (38 x 89 mm). But is it really? How accurate are the dimensions ...

dateMar 02, 2017 in General Physics
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Soil pores, carbon stores, and breathing microbes

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently studied how moisture influences soil heterotrophic respiration. That's the breathing-like process by which microbes convert dead organic carbon in the ...

dateJan 16, 2017 in Environment
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Watching the global weather unfold

In a new animation of moisture transport in the atmosphere of moisture transport in the atmosphere, you can watch last year's precipitation fall over land and sea. See tropical cyclones develop and unfold. The animation is ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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How rain is dependent on soil moisture

It rains in summer most frequently when the ground holds a lot of moisture. However, precipitation is most likely to fall in regions where the soil is comparatively dry. This is the conclusion reached by researchers at ETH ...

dateMar 06, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Managing water resources in forest restoration

Hundreds of thousands of acres on the Coconino National Forest are slated for thinning during the next 20 years. Two NAU researchers want the forest restoration efforts to result in better water quality and quantity, a shift ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Environment
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