'Shocking' underground water loss in US drought
A major drought across the western United States has sapped underground water resources, posing a greater threat to the water supply than previously understood, scientists said Thursday.
Tropical storms endure over wet land, fizzle over dry
(PhysOrg.com) -- If it has already rained, it's going to continue to pour, according to a Purdue University study of how ocean-origin storms behave when they come ashore.
New fracking touted as Quebec eyes energy boom
Fresh moose tracks dot the ground where plans are afoot to dig for oil.
Unexpected behavior of well-known catalysts
Industrial palladium-copper catalysts change their structures before they get to work, already during the activation process. As a result, the reaction is catalysed by a catalyst that is different from the ...
Researchers devise hidden dune filters to treat coastal stormwater runoff
When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed low-cost filtration ...
Herbal defluoridation of drinking water
Researchers in India have developed a filter system based on a medicinal herb, which they say can quickly and easily remove "fluoride" from drinking water. The technology described in the March issue of the International Jo ...
Thailand: Astonishing 10 new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms revealed
The semi-aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers, streams, canals, ponds, swamps and paddy system ...
First satellite detection of volcanogenic carbon monoxide
Measuring and tracking the gases that vent from an erupting volcano is a project wrought with potential dangers and difficulties. On the ground measurements place researchers in harm's way, as do airborne sampling surveys. ...
New analysis of drinking water-related gastrointestinal illness
The distribution system piping in U.S. public water systems that rely on non-disinfected well water or "ground water" may be a largely unrecognized cause of up to 1.1 million annual cases of acute gastrointestinal ...
Teamwork against benzene
The carcinogenic harmful substance benzene can seriously impact the soil and ground water following chemical accidents or at old industrial sites. Nevertheless, bacteria exist which can degrade this compound ...
Hungry mosquitoes fly farther than you think
How far does a mosquito fly? Harry Boerema wants to know.
2 gray whales stuck in N. Calif. river for month
(AP) -- Biologists say they're concerned about the health of a gray whale that's stranded in the Klamath River in Northern California after swimming up with her calf a month ago.
'Green Clean:' Researchers Determining Natural Ways To Clean Contaminated Soil
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at North Carolina State University are working to demonstrate that trees can be used to degrade or capture fuels that leak into soil and ground water. Through a process called ...
Critics: Burial site for Hudson PCBs is inadequate
(AP) -- Later this month, the first trainloads of PCB-tainted sludge dredged from the Hudson River will arrive and, in the eyes of critics, will turn a stretch of West Texas into New York's "pay toilet."