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New Research: Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Underground Can Lace Arsenic into Groundwater
In a long-term field study, U.S. Geological Survey and +Virginia Tech scientists have found that changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons underground can promote the chemical release (mobilization) of naturally occurring arsenic into groundwater. This geochemical change can result in potentially significant arsenic groundwater contamination.

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4110

#groundwatercontamination   #science   #research  

[Photo: Andrew Berg, John Greene, and Jared Trost installing an array of sensors in the unsaturated zone over the north oil pool. These sensors measure soil carbon dioxide and oxygen concentrations above the oil every half hour.]
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"The Poudre River is life-blood for Northern Colorado communities. Bringing those communities together to celebrate the river, learn more about it, and explore its opportunities and challenges is the focus of the second annual Poudre River Forum, Saturday, January 31st, at The Ranch Events Complex.

This year's theme is One River, Many Voices

Presentations and dialogue include these topics:

Rivers Working Hard but Healthy: The Challenge
What Water Gap? Can’t We Just Stop The Growth?
Navigating the Permitting Maze for Prospective Poudre Projects
Biking The Path To Regional Cooperation on the Poudre
C-BT: Flexible Water Marketing for Ag and Urban Uses"

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Have you ever wondered where #GreenhouseGas (GHG) emissions in the United States come from? We just released GHG emissions data from 8,000 large industrial facilities across the nation. Explore our interactive map tool to learn about emission where you live. #ClimateChange http://ghgdata.epa.gov/ghgp/main.do
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Tips for spotting bad science.

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About 38 billion gallons per day (42,000,000 acre-feet per year) of water were withdrawn from groundwater and surface-water sources in California in 2010, according to a new dataset now available online: http://ca.water.usgs.gov/water_use/
More info in our news release: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3977
#water   #WaterUse   #California    #USGS   #science  
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