EOS Earth and Space Science News – October 2019

The EOS Earth and Space Sciences News magazine for October 2019 is now available for perusal. Published by the American Geophysical Union this issue discusses topics such as aquifers, groundwater systems, climate change, chemical releases, warming of streams, and other relevant AGU news.

Earth & Space Sciences News - October 2019
Earth & Space Sciences News – October 2019

Persons wishing to view this issue can either email me or visit me at my desk.

Water Policy Journal April 2019

We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy Journal (Volume 21 Issue 2), the official journal of the World Water Council, for April, 2019.

This issue provides articles which highlight topics such as water management,  water pollution, women and irrigation, water quality, water use, isotope tracers, water reuse, governance policies for private wells, water demand and a critical review of the Ganges Water Sharing arrangement.

Cover of Water Policy Journal - April 2019
Cover of Water Policy Journal – April 2019

Persons wishing to view this journal can email me or visit me at my desk.



Phosphorus Pollution Reaching Dangerous Levels Worldwide

Humans are often the culprits of major polluters such as industrial , agricultural and domestic waste that fills the major water sources around the world. One such source of pollution is phosphorous pollution that scientists have determined to be reaching dangerous levels worldwide. Read the article below (which was issued as a press release by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on 25th January, 2018), to get an idea about this growing issue and find out whether the earth would be able to cope.


Source: Phosphorus Pollution Reaching Dangerous Levels Worldwide

Climate Change and Coral Reefs: A Matter of Urgency


Coral bleaching in American Samoa in the South Pacific. The left image was taken in December 2014; the right one was taken in February 2015, after a NOAA coral bleaching alert. XL Catlin Seaview Survey

If you have ever been snorkeling in a tropical paradise and seen the psychedelic colors and teeming variety of otherworldly sea critters, you were gazing upon something increasingly rare: a healthy coral reef. That site also does a lot more than dazzle vacationers. Coral reefs occupy just 0.1 percent of the oceans’ bottom but provide habitat to a quarter of the world’s fish species. They also prevent erosion along coastlines and buffer the impact of storms, providing protection, food, and livelihoods for about 500 million people.

A year ago, I warned that something “really, really terrible” was about to happen to the globe’s corals. Since then, that thing has come to pass. The world…

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