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Leap onto land saves fish from being eaten
Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga have evolved the ability to survive out of water and leap about on the rocky shoreline because this helps them escape predators in the ocean. (2017-03-14)
Important advances in the development of drug delivery vehicles
McGill chemistry professor Adi Eisenberg is publishing results of work on the science which could lead to the improvement of drug delivery to the body. (2002-08-08)
This Year, Earth Day Is All Wet
Almost three-quarters of the planet is covered by water, and that water's vital importance to daily life is the focus of this year's Earth Day, which comes during the International Year of the Ocean. (1998-04-16)
Asteroid ice may be 'living fossil' with clues to oceans' origins
The first-ever discovery of ice and organic molecules on an asteroid may hold clues to the origins of Earth's oceans and life 4 billion years ago. (2010-04-28)
Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality
Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and US Geological Survey study published in the journal Aquatic Geochemistry. (2014-04-09)
'Feeling fat' is worse than being it
The quality of life of adolescents who think they are too fat is worse than for adolescents who really are obese. (2008-06-20)
Research in Los Angeles shows water loss
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. (2017-05-24)
Water efficiency in rural areas is getting worse, even as it improves in urban centers
A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time. (2017-05-18)
Researchers provide update on popular fish model of development
Annual killifish are an excellent animal model for research on interactions between genes and the environment during development. (2017-05-09)
Clear lakes disguise impaired water quality
Look at a hundred lakes in the United States' agricultural heartland and you'll likely see green lakes surrounded by green fields. (2017-10-09)
Water treatments alone not enough to combat fluorosis in Ethiopia
Increased intake of dietary calcium may be key to addressing widespread dental health problems faced by millions of rural residents in Ethiopia's remote, poverty-stricken Main Rift Valley, according to a new Duke University-led study. (2012-04-26)
Common bacteria kills elkhorn coral off Florida keys, says UGA research team
Populations of the shallow-water Caribbean elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, are being decimated by white pox disease. (2002-06-17)
California droughts caused mainly by changes in wind, not moisture
Droughts in California are mainly controlled by wind, not by the amount of evaporated moisture in the air, new research has found. (2016-07-01)
Canada's top water expert brings lessons on water resource management to AAAS
At the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, director Howard Wheater and his team use the Saskatchewan River Basin as a large-scale case study to generate the science underpinning the policies and practices governments, consumers and water users need to respond to rapid environmental change. (2013-02-17)
Scientists getting warmer on mimicking anti-freeze in nature
Researchers from the University of Leeds have taken an important step forward in mimicking nature's prowess at protecting cells from deep-freeze conditions. (2016-05-19)
Butterfly wings inspire design of water-repellent surface
Researchers mimic the many-layered nanostructure of blue mountain swallowtail wings to make a silicon wafer that traps both air and light. (2011-11-21)
Water treatment reduces risk of Legionnaires'
One county's change in its municipal water treatment system may have significantly reduced its risk from Legionnaires' disease, say researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2003-05-21)
Workshops on biotechnology and water for science journalists
There are still some places available on two international workshops for science journalists that the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) is organizing at the start of 2008. (2007-11-29)
Groundwater patches play important role in forest health, water quality
Patches of soaked soil act as hot spots for microbes removing nitrogen from groundwater and returning it to the atmosphere.The discovery provides insight into forest health and water quality, say researchers from Virginia Tech and Cornell. (2014-11-03)
IUPUI researcher weighs in on fairy circles of Namibia
A study conducted by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis adds new insights into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. (2017-03-28)
New research shows crude oil chemicals move and change more quickly than EPA standards
The EPA lists about 65 chemicals as 'toxic pollutants' under the Clean Water Act, 16 of which are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs. (2017-03-03)
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Studies of naturally carbonated mineral water have given scientists insight on how to locate hot water springs -- potential sources of sustainable geothermal energy. (2017-07-21)
How disposable diapers can improve measurements of tumor growth
In pursuit of a better imaging phantom for improved tumor measurements, NIST scientists hit upon an effective but unconventional solution: injecting water into disposable diapers. (2017-11-21)
Low-cost membrane cleans up light and heavy oils in a single step
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a low-cost membrane that effectively separates oil and water on demand -- potentially paving the way for faster cleanups of oil spills and improved treatment of industrial wastewater in the future. (2018-05-24)
High water bills can unintentionally harm disadvantaged tenants
Landlords in disadvantaged communities can be so unsettled by increasing water bills and nuisance fees that they take it out on their tenants, threatening the housing security of those who need it most. (2018-10-01)
Why not build houses the environmentally friendly way?
Green buildings are indeed healthy buildings. So says Dr. Joseph Allen and fellow researchers of the Harvard T.H. (2015-07-09)
Affordable water in the US: A burgeoning crisis
If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of US households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new research by a Michigan State University scholar. (2017-01-11)
Smarter drug release thanks to control over encapsulation
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and Utrecht University have discovered the parameters that govern the encapsulation of drugs. (2019-03-19)
Comparison of global climatologies confirms warming of the global ocean
A report describes the main features of the recently published World Ocean Experiment-Argo Global Hydrographic Climatology. (2019-05-10)
Could fish clean up sewage works?
African fish could be a cheap way to clean up the water from sewage plants. (2000-02-22)
Notre Dame researcher is studying role small dams play in pollution control
A new Notre Dame study notes that there is a crucial need to gain a better understanding of what small dams mean for our water quality before they crumble and disappear. (2013-03-28)
Heavy metals and pesticides threaten a Huelva wetland
The Estero de Domingo Rubio wetland, located near the Marismas del Odiel Natural Area in the Huelva estuary, is regionally, nationally and internationally protected thanks to its ecological value. (2011-01-14)
In hot water: Ice Age findings forecast problems
The first comprehensive study of changes in the oxygenation of oceans at the end of the last Ice Age has implications for the future of our oceans under global warming. (2011-12-19)
Feeling cold is contagious, scientists find
Just looking at somebody shivering is enough to make us feel cold, new University of Sussex research has found. (2015-01-13)
Question about fundamental chemistry of water answered
In perhaps the final round in a long standing argument about the fundamental chemistry of water, the authors argue that the currently accepted temperature at which water in the glassy state softens into a liquid (known as the (2004-02-18)
At UC Davis, South Americans learn to help health, environment and industry back home
University of California, Davis, scientists are helping rice farmers in Uruguay stop polluting their waterways -- including drinking-water sources and a globally valuable nature reserve. (2010-03-22)
Drinking iced tea may boost cholera risk in endemic countries
After more than a decade of declining cholera incidence, Vietnam faced an increase in cases of the diarrheal disease during 2007-2010. (2017-04-13)
Yoga helps patients with ulcerative colitis
Patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, often relapse at times of stress. (2017-04-05)
Using sunlight to the max
A floating membrane that uses sunlight to evaporate water shows potential for water purification. (2017-06-18)
Researchers study sea spray to improve hurricane intensity forecasting
A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science research team is studying sea spray to help improve forecasting of hurricanes and tropical cyclones. (2016-12-05)
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