News tagged with salinity levels

Food security threatened by sea-level rise

Coastal countries are highly prone to sea-level rise, which leads to salt-water intrusion and increased salinity levels in agricultural land. Also typical for these regions are floods and waterlogging caused by cyclones and ...

dateJan 18, 2017 in Environment
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Study offers clues to better rainfall predictions

The saltiness, or salinity, of seawater depends largely on how much moisture is pulled into the air as evaporative winds sweep over the ocean. But pinpointing where the moisture rains back down is a complicated question scientists ...

dateMay 06, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Salt-tolerant herb rich in antioxidant compounds

Epidemiological studies have emphasised the importance of eating foods high in antioxidants to reduce the risk of developing cancer and cardiovascular disease, two leading causes of death worldwide. Inside the body, antioxidants ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Biotechnology
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River salinisation an urgent ecological issue

(Phys.org)—A just published review by Australian and European researchers has highlighted the growing global environmental problem of increasing salt levels in the world's rivers. Co-author, Dr Ben Kefford from the University ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Environment
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