Corporate growers" carrots are soaking up water in this arid valley. Locals are fighting back

In the Cuyama Valley north of Santa Barbara, lush green fields stretch across the desert. Sprinklers spray thousands of acres to grow a single thirsty crop: carrots......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 20th, 2023

Water crisis in South Africa: Damning report finds 46% contamination, 67% of works near to breaking down

A new report by South Africa's Department of Water and Sanitation paints a grim picture of the quality of the country's drinking water, and its water infrastructure. The Blue Drop Audit Report is meant to ensure that water service authorities are he.....»»

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Astronomers calculate which exoplanets are most likely to have water

Astronomers know of about 60 rocky exoplanets orbiting in the habitable zones of their stars. When they try to determine how habitable these planets might be, detecting water in their atmospheres plays a huge role. But what if there was another way o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 39 min. ago

When sea-level rise threatens coastal wetlands, don"t look to rivers for help, scientists say

Amid climate change, large dam removal projects have gained attention as a solution to the loss of coastal wetlands that reduce flooding, filter water, and provide wildlife habitat. But in a paper appearing in Science, researchers conclude that this.....»»

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Better use of grass-covered areas across the EU can protect nature and strengthen agriculture

German farmers in the Lower Oder Valley National Park on the eastern border with Poland faced a dilemma: what to do with grass that was useless as animal feed......»»

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Study: Why a spritz of water before grinding coffee yields less waste, tastier espresso

"It turns out you can’t cut corners if you want to achieve excellence.” Researchers demonstrate how adding a splash of water reduces static electricity when grinding coffee. Credit: University of Oregon.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 6th, 2023

Los Angeles aims to collect billions more gallons of local water by 2045

Over the next two decades, Los Angeles County will collect billions more gallons in water from local sources, especially storm and reclaimed water, shifting from its reliance on other region's water supplies as the effects of climate change make such.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 6th, 2023

Study identifies organic alternative for fighting cattle-pestering flies

When cattle are fighting flies in the summer, they gather in tight bunches, leading them to eat less while experiencing more stress and discomfort. Beef producers have limited options for controlling the flies that pester their cattle. Moreover, exis.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 6th, 2023

Kodiak Robotics develops an autonomous Ford F-150 for the Defense Department

Kodiak says that the test vehicle can handle areas with degraded GPS and off-road elements such as rocks, dust, mud and water......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsDec 6th, 2023

Companies are missing their climate goals with misaligned behavior, says study

The emissions pathways of most companies in high-emitting sectors are not aligned with the climate targets of the Paris Agreement. To better contribute to national and global sustainability efforts, corporate behavior must change. This is the main me.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 6th, 2023

Grinding coffee with a splash of water reduces static electricity and makes more consistent and intense espresso: Study

The fracturing and friction of coffee beans during grinding generates electricity that causes coffee particles to clump together and stick to the grinder. Researchers report Dec. 6 in the journal Matter that coffee beans with higher internal moisture.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 6th, 2023

"Living dead": Tunisian villages suffer drought, climate change

Tunisian villager Ounissa Mazhoud ties two empty jerry cans to a donkey and cautiously descends a stony hill towards the last local source of water......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 6th, 2023

Method for containing toxins from mine waste could protect drinking water, prevent cancer

Imagine an abandoned mine site, surrounded by dead trees and dotted with dark, red ponds with no signs of aquatic life. This is the result of mine waste left in the environment that gets weathered by water and air. With exposure to the elements over.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 5th, 2023

Apple Arcade Guide: Disney Dreamlight Valley, Sonic Dream Team, and more now available

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added almost every week with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on all the available Apple Arcade games plus the latest releases. more.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsDec 5th, 2023

Sulfur-cycling microbes could lead to new possibilities in river-wetland-ocean remediation

Nutrient cycles such as the carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous and sulfur cycles are critical processes that free up elements essential to life by recycling them through our water, air, and soil. Sulfur, specifically, is an integral element in producing a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 5th, 2023

US government confirms Iran is behind cyberattacks on water companies

Iranian attackers are targeting Israeli-made equipment used by organizations in US Water and Wastewater Systems Sector......»»

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"Forever chemicals" in thousands of private wells near military sites, study finds

Water tests show nearly 3,000 private wells located near 63 active and former U.S. military bases are contaminated with "forever chemicals" at levels higher than what federal regulators consider safe for drinking......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsDec 5th, 2023

CyberAv3ngers hit Unitronics PLCs at multiple US-based water facilities

Iran-affiliated attackers CyberAv3ngers continue to exploit vulnerable Unitronics programmable logic controllers (PLCs), US and Israeli authorities have said in a joint cybersecurity advisory. CyberAv3ngers targeting Unitronics PLCs CISA has recently.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsDec 5th, 2023

Tense "I.S.S." trailer teases astronauts fighting for control of the space station

The trailer for Gabriela Cowperthwaite's sci-fi thriller "I.S.S." sees astronauts fighting for control of the international space station after war breaks out on Earth. What would happen onboard the International Space Station (ISS) if war brok.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsDec 5th, 2023

How mountains affect El Niño-induced winter precipitation

A consideration of how mountains influence El Niño and La Niña-induced precipitation change in western North America may be the ticket to more informed water conservation planning along the Colorado River, new research suggests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 4th, 2023

Unexpected discovery at the air-water interface for CO₂ reaction impacting geophysical and biological cycles

Ocean acidification, mammal respiration, and aerosol formation all depend on chemistry that occurs at air-water interfaces. In new research, scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discover.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 4th, 2023