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EWG: Nitrate pollution of US tap water could cause 12,500 cancer cases each year
Nitrate pollution of US drinking water may cause up to 12,594 cases of cancer a year, according to a new peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group. (2019-06-11)
57% of the plastic waste on the Tarragona coast is clothing fibers from washing machines
The sea water, beaches and sediments on the Tarragona coast contain quantities of plastic similar to those in a big city like Barcelona. (2019-06-10)
Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security
Pictures of the earth's water cycle used in education and research throughout the world are in urgent need of updating to show the effects of human interference, according to new analysis by an international team of hydrology experts. (2019-06-10)
How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space
Researchers have investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. (2019-06-07)
The Earth's rotation moves water in Lake Garda
Lake Garda has not yet revealed all of its secrets. (2019-06-05)
Foam-free methane storage promoter proposed
Associated petroleum gas is wasted in the billions of cubic meters every year in many countries. (2019-06-05)
Mapping groundwater's influence on the world's oceans
Researchers at The Ohio State University have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans -- the first such analysis of its kind, giving important data points to communities and conservationists to help protect both drinking water and the seas. (2019-06-03)
Improvements in water quality could reduce ecological impact of climate change on rivers
Improvements in water quality could reduce the ecological impact of climate change on rivers, finds a new study by Cardiff University's Water Research Institute and the University of Vermont. (2019-06-03)
Water management helped by mathematical model of fresh water lenses
In this paper, the homeostasis of water lenses was explained as an intricate interaction of the following physical factors: infiltration to the lens from occasional (sporadic) rains, permanent evaporation from the water table, buoyancy due to a density contrast of the fresh and saline water, and the force of resistance to water motion from the dune sand. (2019-06-03)
Flow water research and education more towards developing world: UN University
Post-secondary education and research aimed at tackling the global water crisis is concentrated in wealthy countries rather than the poorer, developing places where it is most needed, the United Nations University says. (2019-05-29)
Asia's glaciers provide buffer against drought
A new study to assess the contribution that Asia's high mountain glaciers make to relieving water stress in the region is published this week (May 29, 2019) in the journal Nature. (2019-05-29)
A rose inspires smart way to collect and purify water
A new device for collecting and purifying water, developed at The University of Texas at Austin, was inspired by a rose and, while more engineered than enchanted, is a dramatic improvement on current methods. (2019-05-29)
Jumping drops get boost from gravity
'It turns out that surface tension and gravity work far better together than either works on its own.' (2019-05-28)
How to prevent mosquitofish from spreading in water ecosystems
Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effective actions to control the dispersal of this exotic fish in ponds and lakes, according to a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. (2019-05-24)
Progress in hunt for unknown compounds in drinking water
When we drink a glass of water, we ingest an unknown amount of by-products that are formed in the treatment process. (2019-05-23)
A family of comets reopens the debate about the origin of Earth's water
Where did the Earth's water come from? Although comets, with their icy nuclei, seem like ideal candidates, analyses have so far shown that their water differs from that in our oceans. (2019-05-23)
The age of water
Groundwater in Egypt's aquifers may be as much as 200,000 years old and that's important to know as officials in that country seek to increasing the use of groundwater, especially in the Eastern Desert, to mitigate growing water stress and allow for agricultural projects. (2019-05-23)
Russian scientists discover one of the mechanisms of water formation on the moon
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered one of the mechanisms for how water forms on the moon. (2019-05-23)
Massive Martian ice discovery opens a window into red planet's history
Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars' north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the largest water reservoirs on the planet, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona. (2019-05-22)
Robots activated by water may be the next frontier
Columbia University scientists have developed material that can drive mechanical systems, with movements controlled by a pattern set into the design. (2019-05-22)
Water formation on the Moon demonstrated by UH Manoa scientists
Chemistry Professor Ralf I. Kaiser and HIGP's Jeffrey Gillis-Davis designed the experiments to test the synergy between hydrogen protons from solar wind, lunar minerals, and micrometeorite impacts. (2019-05-21)
Formation of the moon brought water to Earth
As the only terrestrial planet, the Earth has a large amount of water and a relatively large moon, which stabilizes the Earth's axis. (2019-05-21)
Evolution in the gut
Evolution and dietary habits interact and determine the composition of bacteria in the digestive tract. (2019-05-16)
Algal blooms in Lake Erie's central basin could produce neurotoxins
Harmful algal blooms pose a unique toxic threat in Lake Erie's central basin, new research has found. (2019-05-16)
Where there's waste there's fertilizer
Scientists recycle phosphorus by combining dairy and water treatment leftovers. (2019-05-15)
Trade could be key to balancing conservation of freshwater sources and food security
An IIASA study published in the journal Nature Sustainability today, evaluated whether water for the environment could be prioritized under growing competition from other sectors. (2019-05-13)
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)
Storm water banking could help Texas manage floods and droughts
A study by The University of Texas at Austin has quantified the amount of water flowing in major Texas rivers during heavy rains and found that there is enough room in coastal aquifers to store most of it. (2019-05-10)
Copper oxide photocathodes: laser experiment reveals location of efficiency loss
Solar cells and photocathodes made of copper oxide might in theory attain high efficiencies for solar energy conversion. (2019-05-09)
Water flea can smell fish and dive into the dark for protection
Zoologists at the University of Cologne have discovered the messenger substance responsible for the flight of the small planktonic crustacean Daphnia from fish in lakes. (2019-05-08)
Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer
A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is step closer thanks to new research from the University of Bath's Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. (2019-05-08)
Study identifies better, cheaper ways to stem arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh
An analysis compares four methods of dealing with arsenic contamination in Bangladesh, and pinpoints strategies to deliver cleaner water to the greatest number of people at the lowest cost. (2019-05-07)
Rice husks can remove microcystin toxins from water
An abundant and inexpensive agricultural byproduct, rice husks have been investigated as a water purification solution in the past. (2019-05-06)
Diving deep into water and energy trade-offs
Sometimes people don't see the impacts of sustainability decisions beyond a balance ledger. (2019-05-01)
A novel method for assessing combined risk of multiple tap water pollutants
The array of toxic pollutants in California drinking water could cause more than 15,000 cases of cancer, according to a peer-reviewed EWG study that is the first ever to assess the cumulative risk from all contaminants in the state's public water systems. (2019-04-30)
How to purify water with graphene
Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology 'MISIS' together with their colleagues from Derzhavin Tambov State University and Saratov Chernyshevsky State University have figured out that graphene is capable of purifying water, making it drinkable, without further chlorination. (2019-04-29)
Wax helps plants to survive in the desert
The leaves of date palms can heat up to temperatures around 50 degrees Celsius. (2019-04-29)
Water creates traps in organic electronics
Poor-quality organic semiconductors can become high-quality semiconductors when manufactured in the correct way. (2019-04-29)
The Tietê, São Paulo State's main river, is filtered by dam reservoirs
Reservoir cascade steadily improves water transparency by retaining matter in suspension that affects light absorption, as measured by a study conducted in Brazil. (2019-04-29)
Developing a model critical in creating better devices
Chemical engineering junior Preeya Achari has developed a new computational model to better understand the relationship between water and a type of two-dimensional material. (2019-04-25)
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