News tagged with salt

Solution blooming for fracking spills?

North Dakota's oil boom can have a salty side-effect. Wastewater from oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is often laden with salts and can spill, contaminating soils. In 2014, for example, 42 such brine ...

dateSep 28, 2016 in Environment
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Image: Alakol Lake

Large chunks of broken ice float in east-central Kazakhstan's Alakol Lake in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image from 5 April 2016.

dateSep 23, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Scientists concerned about beetles' effect on rare bird

It was a good plan: Bring in hungry beetles that feed only on nonnative salt cedar trees to get a handle on a hardy, invasive species that was crowding riverbanks across the West and leaching precious water from the drought-stricken ...

dateSep 07, 2016 in Ecology
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Barley that thrives in salty soils

The capacity to feed the world's growing population will be greatly improved by developing crops able to tolerate higher soil salinity and salt water irrigation. Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...

dateSep 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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