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In a drought, over-irrigated lawns lose 70 billion gallons of water a year

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:00

In the summer of 2010, Los Angeles lost about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through evaporation, mostly from overwatering of lawns and trees.

Lawns accounted for 70 percent of the water loss, while trees accounted for 30 percent, according to a study published today in the journal Water Resources Research. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and conducted by Diane Pataki and Elizaveta Litvak of the University of ...

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Dear Colleague Letter: Removal of deadlines for the Marine Geology and Geophysics Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences in the Directorate for Geosciences

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:44

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Document Number: nsf17086
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FY 2018 Budget Summary Brochure

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:35

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Document Number: nsf17057

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FY 2016 Performance and Financial Highlights

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:35

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Document Number: nsf17003

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National Science Foundation presents FY 2018 budget request

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:30

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova today publicly presented President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 NSF budget request to Congress.

The FY 2018 NSF budget request of $6.65 billion reflects NSF's commitment to establishing clear priorities in areas of national importance and identifying the most innovative and promising research ideas that will yield the highest return on investment for the nation. It supports fundamental research that will ...

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