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Recycling salty water could help control detrimental microbes in Alberta drill sites

October 1, 2019

Recycling salty water produced from hydraulic fracturing may be effective for managing microbes at well sites in Alberta,…
Summer Snow

August 5, 2019

It’s summertime at the Dead Sea, and for locals and visitors alike enjoying the large saltwater lake shared…
Ultra-thin Layers of Rust Generate Electricity from Flowing Water

July 31, 2019

There are many ways to generate electricity—batteries, solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric dams, to name a few…
Salty water causes some freshwater harmful algae to release toxins

October 26, 2018

A new U.S. Geological Survey laboratory study of two potentially toxic types of freshwater cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae,…
New genetic test detects manatees’ recent presence in fresh or saltwater

April 10, 2018

U.S. Geological Survey scientists have developed the first laboratory test that can pick up traces of manatees’ genetic…
So much depends on the velocity of tiny droplets cast upward

March 12, 2018

Research recently published in the journal Physical Review Fluids now describes the “jet velocity” of these droplets, or aerosols, as…
Study of salts in water causing stir

February 3, 2018

New insight into science that seems, on its surface, exceedingly simple — what happens when you add salt…
Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

June 21, 2017

A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from…
Improved Polymer Membranes May Simplify Desalination, Reduce Cost

October 21, 2015

With worries about a worldwide water crisis looming, the process of turning salty water into drinking water, long…
Taking Infestation with a Grain of Salt

October 16, 2014

New research shows that salinity plays a major role in salt marsh grass’s response to insect grazing.…
Testing the waters

June 23, 2014

Whether seawater appears clear, blue, green or brown, it is teeming with life. Every millilitre of seawater contains…
UCLA faculty voice: Could drinking seawater be good for us?

June 19, 2014

It might sound crazy, in the middle of a drought, to suggest that California can have a water-independent…
How the world’s saltiest pond gets its salt: look for the same on Mars

February 8, 2013

Jay Dickson and Jim Head have gathered time-lapse photography and other data about the sustained salinity of Antarctica’s…
Bioengineered Marine Algae Expands Environments Where Biofuels Can Be Produced

November 27, 2012

Biologists at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that marine algae can be just as…
Can We Make Jet Fuel From Seawater?

October 4, 2012

Turns out…Yeah, it looks like we can. Refueling navy vessels, at sea and underway, is a costly endeavor in terms…
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