Florida Well Salinity Study

Florida Well Salinity Study

See link below to full original article by WWALS Watershed Coalition (Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®)

See link below to full original article by WWALS Watershed Coalition (Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®)

Update 2017-05-18: Salt water intrusion inland is worse than you think, including the “Apalachicola salinity feature” up to the GA-FL line and east through Lowndes County, with a special additional brackish Valdosta feature. See Revised Hydrogeologic Framework of the Floridan Aquifer System 2016-03.

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Kansas Researchers Say Climate Change Will Deteriorate Midwest Water Quality

Kansas Researchers Say Climate Change Will Deteriorate Midwest Water Quality

Following periods of drought, heavy rains and flooding can flush nitrate out of dry soil and into drinking water. In 2016, the Cedar River flooded areas of northeast Iowa, shown here.

Midwesterners are used to extreme weather. We take pride in enduring everything from torrential downpours to the most desiccating drought. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of these fluctuations between drought and flood, though, according to new

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Researchers report new, more efficient catalyst for water splitting

Researchers report new, more efficient catalyst for water splitting

Photo credit: George Hodan/public domain

"Hydrogen is the cleanest primary energy source we have on earth," said Paul C. W. Chu, TLL Temple Chair of Science and founding director and chief scientist of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH. "Water could be the most abundant source of hydrogen if one could separate the hydrogen from its strong bond with oxygen in the water by using a catalyst."

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New MIT water purification method eliminates even trace chemical waste and pesticides

photo: MIT's water-purifying Faradaic materials

Ridding water of tiny concentrations of pollutants isn’t easy. Typically, a lot of energy or chemicals are required to remove these dangerous contaminants – but that could change. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany have come up with an electrochemical process able to pull out toxins like chemical wastes, pharmaceuticals, or pesticides. Their process could help people in developing countries

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Ever Dream of Becoming a Scientist? Dream No More.

photo: NOAA citizen scientists

Embrace your passion for data and love of planet Earth: Become a NOAA citizen scientist! We’re always looking for volunteers to help our scientists and researchers observe the world around us. Does logging local weather conditions or surveying whales interest you? How about volunteering in a NOAA national marine sanctuary or research reserve?

Take a look at some of NOAA’s more popular opportunities and then mine for more in the … [more…]