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New study allows regional prediction of uranium in groundwater

(Stanford University) Stanford researchers can predict where and when uranium is released into aquifers and suggest an easy fix to keep this naturally occurring toxin from contaminating water sources.

How We Know That Greens Hate The Environment

Let’s start with the axiomatic: the green lobby hates the environment. How do we know this? Who are these “greenies?” The same people rallying for various and sundry lefty causes – abortion, womyn’s rights, the environment, whatever. And what do…

The Arctic hasn’t been this warm for 3 million years

The last time CO2 concentrations reached today’s level was 3 million years ago, during the Pliocene Epoch. Hear from geoscientists who see evolving conditions in the Arctic as an indicator of how climate change could transform the planet.

Satellite imaging to map groundwater use in California’s central valley

Researchers report in a new study a way to improve groundwater monitoring by using a remote sensing technology (known as InSAR), in conjunction with climate and land cover data, to bridge gaps in the understanding of sustainable groundwater in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet

Researchers have predicted how and where the Asian giant hornet, an invasive newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, popularly dubbed the ‘murder hornet,’ could spread and find ideal habitat, both in the United States and globally.

NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite highlights California wildfires at night

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Striking images of the California wildfires are seen in these nighttime satellite images taken by the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite on Aug. 20, 2020. At approximately 3:01 am PDT, NOAA-NASA’s Suomi NPP was almost directly overhead and imaged the regionusing different bands on its VIIRS (Visible infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument.

Water contaminant could have neurotoxic effects on children

(University of California – Riverside) Manganese isn’t considered a major water contaminant in America, but a new study is taking a closer look at whether it should be. A naturally occurring metal, manganese can be found in water supplies throughout the world. Over time, excessive ingestion of manganese can produce cognitive disabilities in children and symptoms similar to those associated with Parkinson’s Disease in adults.

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Unorthodox desalination method could transform global water management

Over the past year, researchers have been refining their unconventional desalination approach for hypersaline brines — temperature swing solvent extraction (TSSE) — that shows great promise for widespread use. The team now reports that their method has enabled them to attain energy-efficient zero-liquid discharge of ultrahigh salinity brines — the first demonstration of TSSE for ZLD desalination of hypersaline brines.

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Clay layers and distant pumping trigger arsenic contamination in Bangladesh groundwater

To avoid arsenic contamination, many Bangladeshi households access water via private wells drilled to 300 feet or less, beneath impermeable clay layers. Such clay layers have been thought to protect groundwater in the underlying aquifers from the downward flow of contaminants. However, a new study suggests that such clay layers do not always protect against arsenic, and could even be a source of contamination in some wells.