Renewable Energy Made by Mixing Salt and Fresh Water
Designer creates solar powered oven to cheaply freshen salt water
Unique salt allows energy production to move inland
Production of energy from the difference between salt water and fresh water is most convenient near the oceans, but now, using an ammonium bicarbonate salt solution, Penn State researchers can combine bacterial ...
New, high-resolution global ocean circulation models identify trigger for Earth's last big freeze
For more than 30 years, climate scientists have debated whether flood waters from melting of the enormous Laurentide Ice Sheet, which ushered in the last major cold episode on Earth about 12,900 years ago, ...
From ecological Soviet-era ruin, a sea is reborn
(AP) -- Standing on the shore under the relentless Central Asian sun, Badarkhan Prikeyev drew on a cigarette and squinted into the distance as one fishing boat after another returned with the day's catch.
Shocking new way to create nanoporous materials revealed
Scientists have developed a new method of creating nanoporous materials with potential applications in everything from water purification to chemical sensors.
Source of life running out: water scientists
The majority of people on Earth people will face severe water shortages within a generation or two if pollution and waste continues unabated, scientists warned at a conference in Bonn Friday.
Crowded Earth: how many is too many?
Already straining to host seven billion souls, Earth is set to teem with billions more, and only a revolution in the use of resources can avert an environmental crunch, experts say.
Scientists sound alarm at Arctic Ocean's rapid acidification
Scientists expressed alarm on Monday over the rapid acidification of the Arctic Ocean caused by carbon dioxide emissions, which could have dire consequences on the region's fragile ecosystem.
Researchers contend increase in Antarctic sea ice due to summer melt
Study sheds light on how heat is transported to Greenland glaciers
Warmer air is only part of the story when it comes to Greenland's rapidly melting ice sheet. New research by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) highlights the role ocean circulation ...
Desalinating seawater with minimal energy use
At a pilot facility in Singapore, Siemens has cut the energy needed to desalinate seawater by more than 50 percent. The plant processes 50 cubic meters of water per day, consuming only 1.5 kilowatt-hours of ...
Research discovers underground pockets of water, natural gas
(PhysOrg.com) -- Look out below! That's the warning a University of Alberta geophysics researcher has for hydrocarbon and water drillers after discovering uncharted land forms beneath the surface of the province. Deep valleys, ...
Researchers discover plants are enormous water users
(Phys.org) —A new study published today in Nature by researchers at the University of New Mexico indicates the immense amount of fresh water used by plants and its movement during their life cycle has si ...