Water is live

Imagine earth without water. The soil, with no water in it and nothing growing on it, would be lifeless, dead, collapsed into dust, sand, clay or rock. Here we will collect resources, ideas, and hold conversations in our Unit of Inquiry about water. Our central idea is: Water is essential to life. Key concepts: form, function & responsibility. Related concepts: conservation, equity, processes, Lines of inquiry: Sources of water and how water is used,  What happens to water after we have used it, Distribution and availability of usable water, Responsibilities regarding water.

Tsunami formation: Study challenges long-held theory

A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor. An undisputed fact was that most tsunamis result from a massive shifting of the seafloor — usually from the subduction, or sliding, of one tectonic plate under another during an earthquake. Experiments conducted in wave tanks in ...

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Ocean warming to cancel increased carbon dioxide-driven productivity

University of Adelaide researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity. Published today in Global Change Biology, the researchers found that high CO2 expected by the end of the century which causes ocean acidification will boost production at different levels of the food web, but ocean warming ...

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Overfishing in one of world’s most productive fishing regions, new study suggests

Overfishing in one of world’s most productive fishing regions, new study suggests

A new study suggests that more small-scale fishing boats are operating in the Gulf of California than is economically and ecologically sustainable, suggesting that local fishermen are spending more time and money to catch fewer fish. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego used images from satellites and flyovers to count the number of ...

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American Standard Beverage To Sponsor Elite NJ High School with LALPINA WATER

    ORADELL, NJ, March 16, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — American Standard Beverage, an East Coast based distributor of high end healthy beverages, today announced it will be sponsoring Bergen Catholic High School’s football program, the “Crusaders,” with its 7.3 PH All Natural Alkaline Spring Water in a BPA free sports bottle. Bergen Catholic is based in Oradell New Jersey. “I could not ...

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How Relevant is the Rain? Ask the Experts

    VENTURA, CA, March 23, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — A panel of regional water experts will share insights on the impacts of rain, drought and the political climate at Half Full or Half Empty: Managing Water Conflicts and Encouraging Collaboration, on April 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ventura County Museum Plaza Pavilion, 100 East Main Street, Ventura. Sponsored by ...

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Speaking Green Communications Will be Presenting “Water Contaminants in Our Water and How We Can Protect Ourselves” at the Black Sustainability Summit

Speaking Green Communications Will be Presenting “Water Contaminants in Our Water and How We Can Protect Ourselves” at the Black Sustainability Summit

    LIVERMORE, CA, March 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — The goal of the Black Sustainability Summit is to create relationships between Black/Afrikan people living in, or working to create, sustainable communities and novices, intermediate-level and advanced-level attendees willing and ready to create or become a part of a sustainable community. The summit also seeks to bridge the communication gap between those already ...

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EMLab P&K’s Chicago Laboratory Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for Legionella Analysis

EMLab P&K’s Chicago Laboratory Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for Legionella Analysis

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 07, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its Chicago, Illinois laboratory by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for Legionella analysis (EMLAP #221504). Clients can now send potable and non-potable samples for Legionella ...

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Clean Water Rule: Seven Scientific Organizations Endorse Brief Co-Authored By Stetson University’s Biodiversity Institute

Clean Water Rule: Seven Scientific Organizations Endorse Brief Co-Authored By Stetson University’s Biodiversity Institute

    GULFPORT, FL, March 03, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — In response to President Trump’s executive order targeting the Clean Water Rule, seven scientific organizations have issued a joint letter in support of protecting the nation’s aquatic resources. The letter endorsed a brief filed in the Sixth Circuit in January by Stetson law professor Royal Gardner and Foreman Biodiversity Fellow Erin Okuno on ...

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Cal State Fullerton Student Awarded Influence Print Award for Design Excellence Scholarship

    FULLERTON, CA, March 08, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Influence Print is pleased to announce the winner of its annual Award for Design Excellence scholarship: Jessica Van Oyen. Jessica is a distinguished honor student at California State University, Fullerton, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design. As part of her award, she is to receive a ...

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Keeping Liquids Off the Wall

    HOUSTON, TX, March 10, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — On Earth, liquid flows downhill thanks to gravity. Creating an effective liquid fuel tank involves little more than putting a hole at the bottom of a container. That won’t work in space, though. In microgravity, with no gravity to force liquids to the bottom of a container, they cling to its surfaces instead. ...

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