Sixty percent of underground water in China which is officially monitored is too polluted to drink directly, state media have reported, underlining the country's grave environmental problems.
A new scientific model to understand the amount of our universe which is habitable developed by University of Aberdeen scientists is being announced today at the British Science Festival.
Heavily-populated regions of Asia, the arid Middle East and parts of the US corn belt are dangerously over-exploiting their underground water supplies, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Nature.
A stone-age underground water reservoir could transform life in arid Namibia, a government official said Friday, holding up to five million cubic metres of water that could supply the area for 400 years.
On the steep, tea-covered hillsides of Ilam in eastern Nepal, where 25 percent of households live below the poverty level and electricity is scarce, clean running water is scarcer still. What comes out of the region's centralized ...
An experiment conducted at the EPFL Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory has demonstrated the role played by micro-organisms in the degradation without oxygen of a very common pollutant: vinyl chloride.
Cleaning up the dangerous contaminants — dry-cleaning fluids, solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons — found in underground water presents one of the most urgent challenges facing environmental science. A report issued today ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research shows that for millions of years carbon dioxide has been stored safely and naturally in underground water in gas fields saturated with the greenhouse gas. The findings - published in Nature today ...
A major Australian coal seam gas miner on Sunday said it had discovered traces of carcinogenic chemicals at a number of its monitoring sites, fuelling debate about the contentious industry.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researchers have found a way to use satellite data to monitor groundwater aquifers previously obscured by the crops they nourish.