Whenever I take a look at these wonders of the Universe, I wonder how anyone can doubt that our biosphere is an entire living entity.
- Released 12/09/2014 10:00 am Copyright ESA/ATG medialab/C. Carreau
"Supported by ESA, a Dutch start-up company is applying this space-age ‘cool-gas generator’ to fighting fires in sensitive locations, like data centres, libraries and petrochemical plants. "Using the newly developed "Exxfire" products, are proving to be valuable, ecologically viable and will possibly open up new possibility for those in space, as well as on the ground.
Monthly measurements of the change in water mass from December 2004 to November 2013 revealed the basin lost nearly 53 million acre feet (65 cubic kilometers) of freshwater, almost double the volume of the nation's largest reservoir, Nevada's Lake Mead. More than three-quarters of the total -- about 41 million acre feet (50 cubic kilometers) -- was from groundwater.
"The Colorado River Basin (black outline) supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states. Major cities outside the basin (red shading) also use water from the Colorado River.
'We don't know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don't know when we're going to run out,' said Stephanie Castle, a water resources specialist at the University of California, Irvine, and the study's lead author."