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A new way to measure the path of water

September 16, 2019

When a chemical spills, it’s important to know how quickly the spill will spread. When irrigating a crop,…
Climate change: a dirt-y business

September 12, 2019

Groundwater is essential for growing crops, but new research shows climate change is making it harder for soil…
Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

September 9, 2019

A unique new facility launched at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse…
Freshening up contaminated water

August 29, 2019

Nitrate is a troublesome groundwater contaminant that is mainly caused by fertilizer runoff on farmlands. Many wells in…
Rising costs in water bills will lead to rate shocks; water utilities must prepare now

August 23, 2019

Most consumers know the cost of a gallon of gasoline. Many customers can read their electric utility bills…
Groundwater resources in Africa resilient to climate change

August 9, 2019

Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is resilient to…
Contamination-eating microbes developed at University of Toronto to be tested in the field

August 9, 2019

For years, the University of Toronto’s Elizabeth Edwards and her team have been developing a potent mix of microbes that…
Inside Dark, Polar Moon Craters, Water Not as Invincible as Expected, Scientists Argue

July 25, 2019

The Moon’s south pole region is home to some of the most extreme environments in the solar system:…
Drilling Deeper for Groundwater

July 23, 2019

Groundwater may be out of sight, but for over 100 million Americans who rely on it for their…
Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration

July 18, 2019

The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the Atlantic coast of North America…
How much water do snowpacks hold? OSU finds a better way to answer the question

July 16, 2019

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing…
Cave droplets provide window into past climates

July 9, 2019

The chemistry of drip waters that form stalagmites and stalactites in caves around the world have given researchers…
Where the Jordan river’s water comes from

June 28, 2019

Utah’s Jordan River, according to University of Utah professor Jennifer Follstad Shah, is a hard-working river, supporting a…
Modeling Earth’s chemistry: Making the invisible visible

June 27, 2019

An incredibly complex system lives beneath our feet, transporting metals to Earth’s crust and undergoing a myriad of…
Nature paper explains impact of forest management on water resources

June 25, 2019

Billions of people worldwide rely on streams flowing from forest lands for their water supply. But the link…
Does limited underground water storage make plants less susceptible to drought?

June 25, 2019

You might expect that plants hoping to thrive in California’s boom-or-bust rain cycle would choose to set down…
Putting a Tempest into a Teapot: Can California Better Use Winter Storms to Refill its Aquifers?

June 25, 2019

This bipolar weather will have profound implications for the state’s $50 billion agriculture industry and the elaborate network…
Researchers lay out plan for managing rivers to be resilient to climate change

June 20, 2019

New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes in populations of…
Researchers studying slow-release fertilizer to feed crops, improve water quality

June 18, 2019

Iowa State University researchers weren’t looking for a slow-release fertilizer that could feed crops while protecting water quality,…
Combination of water scarcity and inflexible demand puts world’s river basins at risk

June 5, 2019

Nearly one-fifth of the world’s population lives in a stressed water basin where the next climate change-driven incident…
Mapping groundwater’s influence on the world’s oceans

June 4, 2019

New study shows high-res views of where groundwater flows to the oceans. Researchers at The Ohio State University…
NASA’s GRACE: What We’ve Learned from Water in Motion

May 14, 2019

When you hear news about ice loss from Greenland or Antarctica, an aquifer in California that is getting…
One-third of the world’s longest rivers remain free-flowing, new analysis finds

May 10, 2019

Just over one-third of the world’s 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing, according to a new study published in Nature.…
Soaking up pharmaceuticals and personal care products from water

May 9, 2019

Medications excreted in the urine or dumped into the toilet can end up in the water supply, just…
Lowering the Cost of Continuous Streamflow Monitoring – Stage I

March 12, 2019

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and US Geological Survey (USGS) are seeking new and innovative methods to significantly…
Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes

February 15, 2019

In a finding that has implications for how scientists calculate natural greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds…
A water quality mystery, solved in Antarctica

February 14, 2019

In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, CU Boulder scientists have developed a possible answer to…
Microplastic contamination found in common source of groundwater, researchers report

February 1, 2019

Microplastics contaminate the world’s surface waters, yet scientists have only just begun to explore their presence in groundwater…
Warning for world’s groundwater reserves

January 23, 2019

Future generations could be faced with an environmental ‘time bomb’ if climate change is to have a significant…
Mercury levels in fish fluctuate along with water levels in lakes

December 21, 2018

A new study has found an unexpected connection between water levels in lakes and toxic mercury levels in…
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