Lake Tahoe shows microplastics aren’t just an ocean problem

Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest, cleanest lakes in the US, shows how that the issue of microplastics goes way beyond the oceans.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Aug. 8, 2019 ~3 min

Team cracks mystery of Dead Sea summer ‘snow’

The Dead Sea's salty summer "snow" has been a mystery, but new research explains what's going on.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Aug. 5, 2019 ~5 min

Big flocks don’t always signal waterbird hotspots

"If we want to preserve our beaches, shorelines, and rivers we need to know which areas are actually hotspots that need conserving."

Jessi Adler-Michigan State • futurity
July 30, 2019 ~4 min

Global water map could warn of future floods

A new global water map is so advanced that scientists could use them to predict which rivers are most likely to flood during heavy rainfall.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
July 25, 2019 ~4 min

Elusive seal posse colonized an Alaskan lake

Evidence that the seals in Alaska's Iliamna Lake are one of a kind could prevent a controversial mining project from going forward.

Michelle Ma-Washington • futurity
May 8, 2019 ~8 min

Arctic lakes don’t release as much CO2 as some feared

"...not all high-latitude lakes are big chimneys of carbon to the atmosphere," new research finds.

Michelle Ma-Washington • futurity
Feb. 26, 2019 ~7 min

Toxic diet shields water fleas from parasites

Daphnia, called water fleas, gain protection from parasites from toxins in the cyanobacteria they eat. Are they self-medicating?

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 22, 2019 ~7 min