Study: most-accurate climate change models predict most-alarming outcomes

Most accurate climate change models predict the most alarming consequences, study finds

In this April 3, 2014 file photo giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

The climate change simulations that best capture current planetary conditions are also the ones that predict the most dire levels of human-driven warming, according to a statistical study released in the journal Nature on


Scientists on Causes of High Radium Levels in Key Midwestern Aquifer

Oxygen levels, dissolved minerals among factors responsible for high concentrations of radium in untreated water from aquifer that underlies six states

U.S. Geological Survey scientists have shed new light on processes that happen deep underground. These processes — which cause radium to leach from aquifer rocks into groundwater — are responsible for high concentrations of naturally occurring radium in groundwater from the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer.

This aquifer provides more than 630


Old accident in Mississippi Delta may save Louisiana coast

photo: Cubit's Gap. Photo by Brett Duke, | The Times-Picayune

Cubit’s Gap subdelta — Rain collects on lily pads in the Delta National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Scientist say “new” marsh is being created in the refuge by Cubit’s Gap, a cut in the Mississippi River levee, southeast of Venice. The cut is allowing river water and sediment to flow through the refuge. (Photo by Brett Duke, | The Times-Picayune)

An oyster farmer by the name


Watershed Planning Program (WPP) — Massachusetts


The WPP is a statewide program with a mission to protect, enhance and restore the quality and value of the waters of the Commonwealth. The program consists of environmental scientists, biologists, engineers and planners engaged in various activities required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and associated regulations (see CWA Summary, CWA and the Water Quality Standards Regulation). The CWA … [more…]

Water quality deal lacks allure in swath of Iowa

photo: Water quality deal lacks allure in swath of Iowa

Photo: Jack Boyer of Reinbeck refills his air seeder Nov. 10 before spreading for cover crops on his farm in Grundy and Tama counties, where he has been growing cover crops for seven years. A retiree of John Deere, he researched and experimented with different crops on his own land and found that cover crops were beneficial to his soil by increasing organic matter, preventing nutrient runoff and reducing soil … [more…]