New water balance calculation for the Dead Sea
The drinking water resources on the eastern, Jordanian side of the Dead Sea could decline severe as a result of climate change than those on the western, Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the conclusion ...
Tropical eden revealed: In Southeast Suriname, scientists document new biodiversity and pristine ecosystems
An international team of field biologists studying the never-before assessed mountainous region of Southeastern Suriname—a wilderness area virtually without any human influence and among the most remote and unexplored tracts ...
Global freshwater conservation gains momentum among UN countries
Thirty-five member countries of the United Nations have now officially agreed to common guidelines for sharing and managing freshwater resources that cross international borders. With Vietnam's ratification, ...
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 ...
Space brings fresh water to Morocco
Recycling waste water and urine into drinking water is not only for astronauts – the same method is now treating groundwater for a school in Morocco.
A high-tech solution for detecting bacteria in water
Water quality and safety can never be taken for granted. Every day, millions of tons of inadequately treated sewage, industrial and agricultural wastes are poured into the world's lakes, rivers, and oceans ...
Study shows sea snake can live up to seven months without drinking
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.
A look back and ahead at Greenland's changing climate
(Phys.org) —Over the past two decades, ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet increased four-fold contributing to one-quarter of global sea level rise. However, the chain of events and physical processes ...
Research shows copepods use pheromones to find mates
Researchers size up aquifer to capture carbon
A Perth-based hydro-geologist has led a team of scientists modelling carbon sequestration in the Latrobe aquifer, below Bass Strait's ocean floor.
Groundwater 'supports industry worth $34 billion' in Australia
Australia's reserves of groundwater help earn the nation a steady $34 billion a year from mining, food production and manufacturing, according to a new study.
What amphibians tell us about arsenic levels in the environment
(Phys.org) —Amphibians living in an old mine tailings site near Upper Seal Harbour, Nova Scotia, show high levels of arsenic after being tested using synchrotron light, leading scientists to believe these ...
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.