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Australian scientists have devised a way to model polluted groundwater with computer simulation – and better protect the Earth’s main fresh water supply.
Arid but habitable regions around the world depend on limited water resources for drinking and crop irrigation.
Human activities are not the primary cause of arsenic found in groundwater in Bangladesh.
Rivers, lakes, and oceans may play a large role in the water cycle, but many people don’t realize that one of the biggest factors in keeping water clean lies just below their feet.
Scientists are reporting in the journal Water Resources Research the Middle East river basin is losing large quantities of water.
Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...
The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...
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