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Water News
December 9, 2019

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Scientists have designed an affordable 'flow battery' membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the ... read more
With climate change, plants of the future will consume more water than in the present day, leading to less water available ... read more
A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could ... read more
Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and ... read more
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Gulf of Mexico Coral Reefs to Protect from Storm Surge in the Future -- But Will They?

Researchers used 120,000-year-old fossils to predict how Gulf of Mexico coral reefs will respond to climate change toward the end of this ... read more

Atmospheric River Storms Create $1 Billion-a-Year Flood Damage

Researchers found that flooding has caused nearly $51 billion in damages to western states in the last 40 years. More than 84 percent of these damages were caused by atmospheric rivers (ARs), long ... read more

How Do World's Smallest Sea Turtles Become Stranded in Cape Cod?

A computational analysis has surfaced new insights into the wind and water conditions that cause Kemp's ridley sea turtles to become stranded on beaches in Cape Cod, ... read more

Warmer Temperatures Will Increase Arsenic Levels in Rice

Researchers have found that warmer temperatures, at levels expected under most climate change projections, can lead to higher concentrations of arsenic in rice ... read more

How Tiny Enzymes Reign Supreme in Worldwide Carbon Recycling

That white rot fungi on fallen logs in a forest, it's super ... read more

For Some Corals, Meals Can Come With a Side of Microplastics

A new experiment has found that some corals are more likely to eat microplastics when they are consuming other food, yet microplastics alone are ... read more

Southern Arizona Once Looked Like Tibet

A new study determined that the Earth's crust in southern Arizona was once almost 60 kilometers thick, which is twice as thick as it is today -- and comparable to how thick the crust is in parts ... read more

Great Barrier Reef Study Shows How Reef Copes With Rapid Sea-Level Rise

A survey of coral reef cores on the Great Barrier Reef has revealed how it has responded to recent periods of rapid sea-level rise. The study, covering the past 9000 years, has revealed a system in ... read more

What's Driving Erosion Worldwide?

Researchers are reexamining the causes of soil erosion around the world -- and have found that countries themselves have a surprisingly strong influence on their soil. This country effect was ... read more

Smog-Eating Graphene Composite Reduces Atmospheric Pollution

A graphene-titania photocatalyst degrades up to 70% more atmospheric NOx than standard titania nanoparticles in tests on real ... read more

Finnish Rivers Transport Carbon to Baltic Sea at an Increasing Rate

The amount of carbon transported via Finnish rivers to the Baltic Sea has risen substantially in the past few decades. The researchers don't know the exact effects ... read more

Female Fish Can Breed a New Species If They Aren't Choosy About Who Is Mr. Right

Female fish can breed a new species if they aren't choosy about who is Mr. Right. Fish will mate with a species outside their own if the male's coloring is attractive enough or if the ... read more

Study Calls for Improved Sanitation and the Environmental Management of Pharmaceuticals

Failure to ensure the environmental sustainability of growing patient access to medicines in developing economies could increase the risk of adverse environmental impacts, according to new ... read more

Drone Images Show Greenland Ice Sheet Becoming More Unstable as It Fractures

The world's second-largest ice sheet, and the single largest contributor to global sea-level rise, is potentially becoming unstable because of fractures developing in response to faster ice flow ... read more

Integrated Approach for Managing Aquatic Invasive Species in California

Though small and somewhat nondescript, quagga and zebra mussels pose a huge threat to local rivers, lakes and estuaries. Thanks to aggressive measures to prevent contamination, Santa Barbara ... read more

Sustaining Roads With Grape and Agricultural Waste

The US spends $5 billion a year to repair damages to road infrastructure from winter snow and ice control operations and the use of traditional deicers. A team of researchers is developing a more ... read more

Providing Safe, Clean Water

In many parts of the world, access to clean drinking water is far from certain. Filtration of large volumes of water, however, is slow and impractical. Scientists have now introduced a new water ... read more

Armored With Plastic 'Hair' and Silica, New Perovskite Nanocrystals Show More Durability

Researchers have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing the perovskite's durability problem: encasing the perovskite inside a double-layer protection system made from plastic and ... read more

Animals Could Help Humans Monitor Oceans

Sharks, penguins, turtles and other seagoing species could help humans monitor the oceans by transmitting oceanographic information from electronic ... read more

Human Migration out of Africa May Have Followed Monsoons in the Middle East

A new study by geoscientists and climatologists provides evidence that summer monsoons from Asia and Africa may have reached into the Middle East for periods of time going back at least 125,000 ... read more

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