Georgia Water Resources: Groundwater Storage Change and Contamination Risks

Earthzine2016 Monthly Focus Topics, GEO/GEOSS News, Original, Sections, Themed Articles

The southeastern U.S. is experiencing groundwater decline, and the local geology in southeast Georgia has increased the risk of groundwater contamination, according to research from a NASA DEVELOP team. At the University of Georgia, a team of young scientists discovered that their region‰Ûªs geology and contamination patterns can predict where pollution may affect groundwater, holding clues for the future of … Read More

Investigating Groundwater in Montana Informs State Water Policy Decisions

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The Ground Water Investigation Program at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology seeks to provide answers to communities about the status of local groundwater. This article was updated on March 1st, 2016. As in many western states, officials in Montana have long been concerned with water. Montana’s landmass is the size of Japan, and the hydrogeology of the state … Read More

Groundwater Mapping and Investigations in the U.S. Help Decision-Makers Better Understand Water Resources

Kelley Christensen2016 Monthly Focus Topics, Original

In Georgia, California, and Montana, groundwater research helps leaders make data-driven decisions about water management. Earthzine’s February 2016 monthly focus topic centers on mapping and investigating groundwater. Humans have been drilling and using wells for centuries, but it’s only recently we’re beginning to understand how groundwater systems interact with surfacewater and stormwater, as well as functioning as an integral aspect … Read More

From Space to Subsurface: A Groundwater Story in Southwest Georgia

EarthzineAssessing Human Risk, DEVELOP 2015 Fall VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Original

This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: Georgia Water Resources Team Location: University of Georgia ‰ÛÒ Athens, Georgia Authors: Wenjing Xu Jason Reynolds Linli Zhu Mingshu Wang Doori Oh Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Adam Milewski (Department of Geology, University of Georgia) Matthew Cahalan (Department of Geology, University of … Read More

Rooting Out the Problem: Mesquite Trees’ Effect on Estuary Health

EarthzineAssessing Drought and Water Availability, DEVELOP 2015 Summer VPS

This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Drought and Water Availability Project Team: Coastal Texas Water Resources Team Location: Mobile County Health Department – Mobile, Alabama Authors: Elaina Gonsoroski Tyler Lynn Georgina Crepps Rodrigo Pereira da Silva Ryan Schick Mentors/Advisors: Joe Spruce (NASA Stennis Space Center) Bernard Eichold, M.D., DrPH (Mobile … Read More

Rooting Out the Problem: Mesquite Trees‰Ûª Effect on Estuary Health

EarthzineAssessing Drought and Water Availability, DEVELOP 2015 Summer VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session

This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊAssessing Drought and Water Availability Project Team: Coastal Texas Water Resources Team Location: Mobile County Health Department – Mobile, Alabama Authors: Elaina Gonsoroski Tyler Lynn Georgina Crepps Rodrigo Pereira da Silva Ryan Schick Mentors/Advisors: Joe Spruce (NASA Stennis Space Center) Bernard Eichold, M.D., DrPH (Mobile … Read More

STEP M: Space to Effectively Prepare for Migration

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Countries can follow STEP M in parallel, which will provide advice on how to obtain, integrate and operate space data within their adaptation plan for climate change and possible migration. Introduction Climate change will increasingly impact the Earth‰Ûªs natural environment in many ways, such as more frequent natural disasters, heat waves, melting polar ice, and rising sea levels. Many of … Read More