Thailand braces for worst drought in years
- Tropical Thailand, the world's top rice exporter, appears to be on the verge of its worst drought in several years, which could force thirsty farmers to cut rice production, officials said on Thursday.
Global Sea Levels Likely To Rise Higher In 21st Century Than Previous Predictions
- New calculations by a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher indicate global sea levels likely will rise more by the end of this century than predictions made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2001.
Pesticide leak causing environmental problem in Djibouti
- Shipping containers packed with a toxic chemical are leaking in the port of Djibouti, and the pollution could spread, a U.N. food agency said Tuesday.
Enormous Iceberg May Be In Its Death Throes; Collisions With Another Large Berg May Doom B-15a To A Breakup
- Collisions between B-15A and a much smaller, though still impressive, iceberg, dubbed C-16, have begun the process of breaking up the bigger berg. He suspects B15A will crumble into pieces and drift northward away from McMurdo Sound when summer returns to Antarctica, almost a year from now.
Bogota, Colombia, enjoys a day without cars
- Millions of residents of the capital hiked, biked, and skated to work Thursday or took buses and taxis during a "day without cars" that left the normally congested avenues of Bogota eerily devoid of traffic jams.
Environmental Engineer Works To Resolve Arsenic Poisoning In Bangladesh Water Supplies
- Engineering professor Shafiqul Islam returned to his native Bangladesh in October 2001 as a Senior Fulbright Scholar for six months to help solve what has been called "the worst case of natural contamination in human history." "Arguably, nowhere in the world is water so abundant and yet so scarce, than in Bangladesh," said Islam, an associate professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering.
Tsunami Researcher Makes Big Splash With Landslide Model
- The National Science Foundation has awarded Grilli a $204,000 grant to further his research and develop a computer model that will simulate the effects of underwater landslides. The model will be used to better predict the impact of tsunamis around the world and help prevent the loss of life that often results from the massive waves.
A Greener, Cleaner Groundwater Cleanup Process
- A new bioremediation process developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is making the difficult job of removing chlorinated solvents from groundwater much easier.
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