Dwarf planet Ceres may have salty water inside

Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres point to briny resevoirs below its surface, researchers say.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: water dwarf-planets asteroids science-and-technology salt

Scientists watch water leave a crystalline sponge

Observations let researchers "see" when and how three individual water molecules left a crystalline sponge as it dried out.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Aug. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: water materials-science science-and-technology crystals

Carbon dioxide threatens life in the Gulf of Mexico

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the Gulf of Mexico are putting commercial fishing and marine life at risk, researchers warn.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation water fish carbon-dioxide fishing oceans gulf-of-mexico earth-and-environment

21st century Texas climate will rival ‘megadroughts’

Thanks to climate change, Texas will soon face the driest conditions in 1,000 years, researchers report.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change water temperature texas earth-and-environment droughts

Plants kill cells so they don’t pop

To stop their cells from exploding after a downpour, plants trigger them to self-destruct. Now researchers know more about how.

Marta Wegorzewska-WUSTL • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: water plants rain cells science-and-technology

Can space rocks on a distant asteroid explain Earth’s water?

Tiny meteoroids on a far off asteroid could explain how we got both water and "stardust" on Earth.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space water stars asteroids science-and-technology

Desalination device turns brine into useful chemicals

A new approach to desalination avoids the need for disposing potentially hazardous chemicals in local ecosystems.

Michelle Horton-Stanford • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability water earth-and-environment salt

Satellites can spot eco damage from fog loss

Climate change is reducing fog that many plants rely on for water. New research shows scientists can spot the problem from space.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change water plants satellites earth-and-environment fog

Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Research demonstrates the disproportionate impact of pollution on Indigenous peoples worldwide, as well as their resistance.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pollution water indigenous-people featured earth-and-environment land race-and-ethnicity protests

Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Research demonstrates the disproportionate impact of pollution on Indigenous peoples worldwide, as well as their resistance.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pollution water indigenous-people featured earth-and-environment land race-and-ethnicity protests

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