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More Solar Panels at the White House

More Solar Panels at the White House

The Washington Post‘s indefatigable Juliet Eilperin got an unnamed official at the White House to confirm that solar panels are being reinstalled at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this week—fulfilling a promise made by the Obama administration three years ago.

August 15, 2013 — David Biello
Drinking: An Acrobatic Tongue Act

Drinking: An Acrobatic Tongue Act

IF YOU LIVE WITH A DOG, then you are familiar with this sound. Unlike barks, growls and howls — dog sounds that easily take center stage — a dog lapping up water is background, white noise.

August 24, 2013 — Julie Hecht
Forget The Flea Circus, Bees Can Do All The Tricks

Forget The Flea Circus, Bees Can Do All The Tricks

When we think of animals doing tricks, we’re likely to think of dogs               or maybe even a parrot                 But you probably didn’t think of bumblebees.

May 2, 2014 — Felicity Muth
The Water Intake Crib: A Primer

The Water Intake Crib: A Primer

So Toledo and environs goes through a terrible water crisis when nutrient-rich water from farms, lawns, and other nonpoint sources flows into Lake Erie.

August 5, 2014 — Scott Huler

Don’t Be a Water Jerk

California is in the throes a serious drought, but driving around Los Angeles, you wouldn’t know it. Lush, green lawns. Sprinklers going off in the middle of the afternoon when much of the water will just evaporate.

June 24, 2014 — Katie McKissick

The Distant Shores of Mars

A complex interplay of gravity, volcanoes and planetary wobble could pin down the age of oceans on Mars

March 27, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

Water Stewardship in the 21st Century

The impacts of extreme weather are being felt by us all and scientific research points to a likely worsening of weather patterns in the next decades. Therefore, it is imperative to think carefully about how we build the infrastructure of the future to increase the resilience of our societies

April 25, 2014 — Peter Simpson and Nature Climate Change

Summertime and the Dams Come Down

Summer is called dam removal season by those who cherish the notion of dams being demolished. The hotter, dryer weather limits a river’s flow and seasonal fish migrations  pause, providing the necessary conditions for demolishing the commonly aging infrastructure once erected to provide irrigation, water storage, hydropower and/or flood control.

July 30, 2013 — Robynne Boyd
Mossy Drops of Water

Mossy Drops of Water

Mineo Mizuno is a sculptor whose fascination with water as a central part of our existence took him on a journey resulting in this stunning series of large-scale moss-covered ceramic discs.

September 8, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Recent Lunar Discoveries Reveal a "New Moon"

Think you know about the Moon? I did, but then I started reading ‘The New Moon: Water, Exploration, and Future Habitation‘ (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and realized that my knowledge amounted to a teensy scrap of lunar dust.

October 21, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf