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Active pharmaceutical ingredients can persist in the environment
A study finds trace levels of medicines in drinking water from private wells. (2019-07-24)
Global warming will accelerate water cycle over global land monsoon regions
A new study provides a broader understanding on the redistribution of freshwater resources across the globe induced by future changes in the monsoon system. (2019-07-23)
Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA
For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds of organisms in a stream. (2019-07-23)
Water solutions without a grain of salt
Monash University researchers have developed technology that can deliver clean water to thousands of communities worldwide. (2019-07-23)
Lots of lead in the water? Maybe manganese is to blame
In the right environment, a harmless mineral can do a lot to change the composition of the drinking water that flows through lead pipes. (2019-07-22)
Drilling deeper
A new study shows Americans are drilling deeper than ever for fresh water. (2019-07-22)
Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water
A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. (2019-07-19)
Take a bath 90 minutes before bedtime to get better sleep
Biomedical engineers at UT Austin have found a way for people to get better shuteye. (2019-07-19)
Artificial snowfall could save the west antarctic ice sheet, but with high costs and risks
By pumping ocean water onto coastal regions surrounding parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet and converting it to snow, it may be possible to prevent the ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and melting, according to a new modeling study. (2019-07-17)
How much water do snowpacks hold? A better way to answer the question
Researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as well as scientists. (2019-07-15)
Nitrogen from biosolids can help urban soils and plant growth
Research determines bioavailable nitrogen content of different biosolid products. (2019-07-10)
Solar power with a free side of drinking water
An integrated system seamlessly harnesses sunlight to cogenerate electricity and fresh water. (2019-07-10)
Geophysical observations reveal the water distribution and effect in Earth's mantle
Professor Eiji Ohtani from Tohoku University, Japan, summarized the content, distribution and effect of water in the Earth's mantle, published in National Science Review. (2019-07-10)
Paleoproterozoic dolomites elucidate the development of Precambrian marine systems
Dolomite is widely in the metal industry as a fireproof material and in construction, such as for joint grouting in panel building. (2019-07-09)
Human waste an asset to economy, environment, study finds
Human waste might be an unpleasant public health burden, but scientists at the University of Illinois see sanitation as a valuable facet of global ecosystems and an overlooked source of nutrients, organic material and water. (2019-07-08)
Cave droplets provide window into past climates
The chemistry of drip waters that form stalagmites and stalactites in caves around the world have given researchers an insight into our past climate. (2019-07-08)
Left out to dry: A more efficient way to harvest algae biomass
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba develop a new system for evaporating the water from algae biomass with reusable nanoporous graphene, which can lead to cheaper, more environmentally friendly biofuels and fine chemicals. (2019-07-08)
'Liquid forensics' could lead to safer drinking water
Ping! The popular 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October, helped introduce sonar technology on submarines to pop culture. (2019-07-08)
Cave secrets unlocked to show past drought and rainfall patterns
Global trends in cave waters identify how stalagmites reveal past rainfall and drought patterns. (2019-07-07)
Diet quality may affect risk of frailty in older adults
Poorer overall diet quality was linked with an increased risk of becoming frail in a study of US community-dwelling older adults, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (2019-07-03)
Taking to the treadmill can ease period pain
A treadmill exercise regime can reduce period pain and improve long-term quality of life. (2019-07-03)
Equations help predict the behavior of water in rivers
University of Cordoba researchers developed a mathematical model that allows for anticipating the failure of dikes that hold in overflowing river water. (2019-07-02)
Why some cities turn off the water pipes at night
For more than a billion people around the world, running water comes from water systems that turn on and off at certain times. (2019-07-02)
New method makes realistic water wave animations more efficient
Producing high-quality and realistic water wave animations that interact with complex objects is often computationally expensive with designers frequently opting for methods that are fast to compute but of lower quality. (2019-07-02)
New measurements shed light on the impact of water temperatures on glacier calving
Calving, or the breaking off of icebergs from glaciers, has increased at many glaciers along the west coast of Svalbard. (2019-07-01)
Insects inspire greener, cheaper membranes for desalination
Insect-inspired design principles lead to first-ever water-repellent membranes made from water-wet materials. (2019-06-30)
Simple, accurate and inexpensive: A new method for exploring groundwater
Water is a vital resource for people and the environment. (2019-06-27)
Trees for water quality credits
In a new study, UC Santa Barbara Bren School professor Arturo Keller links reforestation to water quality credits. (2019-06-27)
Bleach-induced transformation for humidity-durable air filters
A molecule-trapping material that normally degrades in water remains stable after two years of humidity exposure when treated with a common skin bleach. (2019-06-26)
Diving into water treatment strategies for swimming pools
With summer in full swing, many people are cooling off in swimming pools. (2019-06-26)
Researchers create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water
North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. (2019-06-25)
Ancient intervention could boost dwindling water reserves in coastal Peru
Methods used 1,400 years ago could boost water availability during Lima's dry season, according to new Imperial College London research. (2019-06-24)
Ocean swimming alters skin microbiome, increasing vulnerability to infection
Swimming in the ocean alters the skin microbiome and may increase the likelihood of infection, according to research presented at ASM Microbe 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. (2019-06-22)
Scientists dissolve crude oil in water to study its composition
Researchers from MIPT, Skoltech, the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Lomonosov Moscow State University have offered a new approach to oil composition analysis. (2019-06-21)
Parental care has forced great crested grebes to lay eggs with an eye on seagulls
Ornithologists from St Petersburg University, Elmira Zaynagutdinova and Yuriy Mikhailov, studied the features of the great crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) nesting in the nature reserve 'North Coast of the Neva Bay'. (2019-06-21)
NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs
With limited resources to monitor often-unpredictable algae blooms, water managers are turning to new technologies from NASA and its partners to detect and keep track of potential hazards. (2019-06-21)
Experiments with salt-tolerant bacteria in brine have implications for life on Mars
Salt-tolerant bacteria grown in brine were able to revive after the brine was put through a cycle of drying and rewetting. (2019-06-21)
Looking for freshwater in all the snowy places
Snowflakes that cover mountains or linger under tree canopies are a vital freshwater resource for over a billion people around the world. (2019-06-20)
Overlooked: How pumping groundwater impacts streams and vegetation
Pumping groundwater for uses like irrigation has decreased streamflow and plant water availability in the United States, according to the first large-scale simulation of surface water systems' sensitivity to water changes below ground. (2019-06-19)
A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate
If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new study finds. (2019-06-18)
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