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.

US-Japan satellite to study global rain, snow

A new satellite built by NASA and its Japanese counterpart is poised to launch next month on a mission to study rain and snow around the world, the US space agency said Monday.

Open-source software simulates river and runoff resources

Freshwater resources are finite, unevenly distributed, and changing through time.  The demand—and competition—for water is expected to grow both in the United States and in the developing/developed world.  To examine ...

Potent human toxins prevalent in Canada's freshwaters

Nutrient pollution, one of the greatest threats to our freshwater resources, is responsible for the algal blooms that blanket our lakes and waterways in summer months. Large blooms of cyanobacteria ('blue green algae') can ...

Trade-offs between water for food and for curbing climate change

Earth's growing human population needs fresh water for drinking and food production. However, fresh water is also needed for the growth of biomass, which acts as a sink of carbon dioxide and thus could help mitigate climate ...

Bringing water to the Sinai?

According to a new study co-authored by CAS researchers, the traces of an ancient watershed in the Sinai Desert may hold clues to making sustainable agriculture possible in one of the driest places on earth. Farouk El-Baz, ...

North American Freshwater Mussels

A new book by U.S. Forest Service scientist Wendell Haag provides the first comprehensive view of the ecology and conservation of the approximately 300 species of North American freshwater mussels. Intended for resource managers, ...

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