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National Water Bank proposed in Australia

A leading water scientist has proposed the development of a National Water Bank – a continent-wide replenishment scheme for underground reserves of fresh water – to help safeguard the nation from water scarcities for ...

May 07, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Hunt for water intensifies—on two planets

(Phys.org) —Scientists are using a promising new theory to track down hidden water both on Earth – where fresh water is becoming dangerously scarce in some regions – and in the quest for life on the red planet, Mars.

Mar 17, 2014 5 / 5 (8) 0

Weighing the Antarctic ice sheet

One of the last big unknowns in the global climate equation is Antarctica. How stable is the Antarctic ice sheet? More than a mile thick, on average, it locks up 70 percent of the Earth's fresh water.

Sep 27, 2013 4.3 / 5 (7) 0