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Japan Turned the One Surviving Tsunami Tree Into a Gigantic Sculpture

Japan Turned the One Surviving Tsunami Tree Into a Gigantic Sculpture | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it

Two years ago today, Japan was ravaged by a horrible tsunami. And now, right on the anniversary of the disaster, there's a new memorial to the people and things who lived through it: the "miracle tree" that survived the surge has now been converted in a sculpture.

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Drinking water: Extreme weather events threaten quality, says report

Drinking water: Extreme weather events threaten quality, says report | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it
Australia's drinking water is highly vulnerable to weather extremes, and utilities need to act to limit the risks, a new study of Australian and US water suppliers shows.

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Scientists developing a seawater-desalination chip | GizMag.com

Scientists developing a seawater-desalination chip | GizMag.com | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it

Although various alternative technologies are being developed, the large-scale desalination of seawater typically involves forcing it through a membrane that allows the water to pass through, but that traps the salt. These membranes can be costly, they can get fouled, and powerful pumps are required to push the water through. Now, however, scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and Germany’s University of Marburg are taking another approach. They’ve developed a chip that separates salt from water.

 

The prototype plastic “water chip” contains a microchannel that branches in two, and utilizes a process known as electrochemically mediated seawater desalination.

 

That process begins with seawater being run into the microchannel, and a 3-volt electrical current being applied. This causes an electrode embedded at the branching point of the channel to neutralize some of the chloride ions in the water, which in turn increases the electrical field at that point in the channel. That area of increased current, called an ion depletion zone, diverts the salt to one branch in the channel while allowing the water to continue down another.

 

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Study sheds new light on how some fish adapt to saltwater - YottaFire

Study sheds new light on how some fish adapt to saltwater
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Salinization and salinity stress are of particular concern for fish and other organisms, as global climate change is predicted to cause rises in sea level and more frequent droughts.
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Drought Emergency Declared in California | Union of Concerned ...

Drought Emergency Declared in California | Union of Concerned ... | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it
The state of California has formally declared a drought emergency which the Union of Concerned Scientists says illustrates the need for policies that address both the causes and consequences of climate change.
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ABC Science

ABC Science | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it
All the latest science news, in-depth features, games and conversations as they happen from around Australia and the world.
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Boat Lost in Japan Tsunami Washes Up in Canada

Boat Lost in Japan Tsunami Washes Up in Canada | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it
The latest piece of debris from the 2011 tsunami comes ashore.

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Water Facts: Economics

Water Facts: Economics | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it
Nearly 66% of people who lack drinking water live on less than $2/day, 33% on less than $1/day. More from @Water http://t.co/oPwyQXJqTz
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Water Corporation of WA - Water Corporation of Western Australia.

Water Corporation of WA - Water Corporation of Western Australia. | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it
Water Corporation of Western Australia. We are the principal supplier of water and wastewater services to over 2 million people across Western Australia.
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The impact of waste water treatment on the future of our blue planet - Business Green (blog)

The impact of waste water treatment on the future of our blue planet - Business Green (blog) | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it
The impact of waste water treatment on the future of our blue planet
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Water is a contentious issue both in and outside of the developing world.
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New research project to produce salinity tolerant crops - Phys.org

New research project to produce salinity tolerant crops - Phys.org | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it
A new research project announced today will identify how bread wheat and barley can tolerate saline soils. The project, being funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation will deliver resources to breeders ...
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Poisoned: why West Virginia's water crisis is everyone's problem ...

Poisoned: why West Virginia's water crisis is everyone's problem ... | Inquirying about the World: Water | Scoop.it
It wasn't until afterwards, however, that they turned on the evening news and saw the main story: the tap water he'd used to fix his family's meal was poisoned. By now, it's been thoroughly reported that Charleston-based ...
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