Essays Tagged: "Groundwater"

Royal Dutch/Shell Case

f the land in this region. This occurred through numerous oil spills that contaminated the soil and groundwater in the region. Even a spokesman at Shell admitted to them being at fault for this.A thir ...

(5 pages) 393 1 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Water Resources in Jordan ?

ation.In 1993, about 983 mcm of water were exploited by various sectors. Renewable and nonrenewable groundwater contributed about 534 mcm, while surface water contributed only 401 mcm. The remaining 4 ... les and annual crops during the spring and summer seasons was 80 JD/hectar ( 120 US$ / hectar ).The groundwater share of total irrigation resources ranged from 43% - 53% from 1986 to 1991, a much high ...

(4 pages) 93 2 2.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Water Cycle (also known as the hydrologic cycle) and ground water salinity.

GROUNDWATER SALINITY&THE WATER CYCLEThe Water Cycle (also known as the hydrologic cycle) is the ... of it evaporates, returning to the atmosphere, and some seeps into the ground (as soil moisture or groundwater). Groundwater is found in two layers of the soil, the "zone of aeration," where gaps in ... e boundary between the two zones is known as the water table, which rises or falls as the amount of groundwater increases or decreases. The rest of the water runs off into rivers and streams, and almo ...

(5 pages) 132 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Summary on NY Times Article titled, 'Fearing a Big Flood, Paris Moves Art'.

evel of twenty-eight feet.' The cause of flooding could be from the River Seine or even just rising groundwater, and flooding of the drainage and sewer system.Most of the art will be moved to a secret ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Essay about a new, "nature friendly" plastic. pics of process can be found at www.newscientist.com

produce methane, a greenhouse gas. Moreover, the waste has been known to leach into and contaminate groundwater)The process in which this effect takes place is called "Acid Release". While innovative, ...

(2 pages) 35 0 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Acid Rain

environmental effects have been attributed to acid rain. Such effects are damage to lakes, streams, groundwater, forests, agriculture, statues, buildings and human health. Acid rain has become an impo ...

(6 pages) 62 1 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Article review from Scientific American. Author discusses genetic crop modification and addressses long term impact on the environment

as often as ordinaryplants. As a result, the amount of pesticide residue that runs off into nearby groundwater andstreams may be decreased, or at least less potent.The author touches on the three pri ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Essay on water scarcity in history, water scarcity in africa, and possible sollutions to water scarcity.

it during dryer periods, and purify it of heavy metals and other contaminants. Forests recharge our groundwater, which can be used elsewhere for drinking or irrigation. (Bergkamp 1) Natural ecosystems ...

(7 pages) 192 0 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Lechuguilla cave

he walls convinced geologists that the cave was formed by strong chemical reactions between ancient groundwater and hydrogen sulfide rising from an underground source.Besides microbial life, the only ...

(1 pages) 18 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Environmental Effects of Salinity

the presence of salt in the land surfaces, in soil or rock, or dissolved in water in our rivers or groundwater".Salt naturally occurs in many parts of Australia's Landscape. It has been in the soil s ... alance.2 In many of these landscapes the water table is rising. This is due to the presence of more groundwater, caused by the extra rainwater seeping down from the surface as a result of the clearing ...

(6 pages) 38 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Efforts in California

community-dwellers because of factors such as its potential to harm humans and animals, to pollute groundwater and to decrease the overall quality of life.Hazardous waste is not only dangerous, but i ... he dumping say the mountain of 500,000 tons of sludge-compost near the Salton Sea was polluting the groundwater and the air. Groundwater tests in 1993 indicated high levels of heavy metals and nitrate ...

(6 pages) 87 0 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Copper: Environmental Effects of Copper and How Copper is Processed

atter and minerals. As a result it does not travel very far after release and it hardly ever enters groundwater. In surface water copper can travel great distances, either suspended on sludge particle ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Aquifer Storage Recovery

73.6 Figures 93.7 References 10List of FiguresFigure 1 Example of a functional ASR system 9Figure 2 Groundwater for irrigation 93.1 IntroductionThis report is intended to gather information and docume ... rent types of ASR applications implemented throughout the world. One of these gaining popularity is groundwater ASR. More and more, water managers are constructing groundwater ASR systems in the attem ...

(8 pages) 41 0 3.3 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Dryland Salinity

s the gradual loss of land due to rising salt. This salt is raised to the earth's surface by rising groundwater. We have known about this problem since 1924 but have only tried to seriously understand ... Aquatic ecosystems, bio diversity and urban infrastructure are being damaged by increasingly saline groundwater. For example the NSW town of Wagga Wagga needs to find half a million dollars a year to ...

(3 pages) 409 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Nuclear Waste

ar, which is about twice the exposure of living in a house made of bricks for a year. The limit for groundwater radiation contamination is 4 milllirem.Geographical Themes: I selected Movement as the p ... ar, which is about twice the exposure of living in a house made of bricks for a year. The limit for groundwater radiation contamination is 4 milllirem.Geographical Themes: I selected Movement as the p ...

(4 pages) 43 0 5.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Erin Brockovich

the company advised the State of California they had detected levels of Hexavalent chromium 6 in a groundwater monitoring well north of the compressor station's waste water ponds. The levels were ten ... greater than the maximum amount allowed by law. (Lawbuzz, 2001). The Chromium 6 had leaked into the groundwater from the nearby Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Compressor Station causing many of th ...

(9 pages) 60 0 4.3 Jan/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Water Pollution

aily in our homes and industries. Water we use is taken from lakes and rivers and from underground (groundwater). After we have used and contaminated it, most of it returns to these locations. Used wa ...

(2 pages) 43 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Ground water in ontario

l. In no region is this more pervasive than in the province of Ontario. Ontarians walk above groundwater supplies everyday, without the slightest notion of the extent to which they rely on this ... rban centres which rely predominantly on surface sources for their water, most of Ontario relies on groundwater supplies. Although these groundwater supplies are abundant, not all are usable. In some ...

(8 pages) 13 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Teaching for Learning

must consist not only of written preparation but perhaps even more importantly, mental preparation (Groundwater-Smith et al., 2007). Implementation of prepared lesson plans may not always be possible ... artment of Education. (2002). Essential Learnings Framework. Hobart: Printing Authority of Tasmania.Groundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R., & Le Cornu, R. (2006). Teaching: Challenges and dilemmas (3rd ...

(2 pages) 41 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Salinity: The effects it has on plants and Australian agriculture.

tic effects on plants. The issue begins when large concentrations of salt (a solute) are present in groundwater. Plants must use far more energy to extract necessary amounts of water (whilst also limi ... mounts of water (whilst also limiting salt consumption)2. This is due to the nature of osmosis. The groundwater is now a hypertonic solution as it has a higher solute concentrate than the plant's root ...

(4 pages) 1603 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology