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Facing the Freshwater Crisis

As demand for freshwater soars, planetary supplies are becoming unpredictable. Existing technologies could avert a global water crisis, but they must be implemented soon

July 23, 2008
IQ2O: Getting Smart About Water

IQ2O: Getting Smart About Water

The current state of our water supply has been called a crisis in slow motion, facing a perfect storm of higher demands from a growing population, changing weather patterns due to climate change and safety threats caused by decaying infrastructure...

June 3, 2019
5 Signs of Life on Mars – The Countdown, Episode 37

5 Signs of Life on Mars – The Countdown, Episode 37

Could Mars support life? In this episode of The Countdown, we run through five intriguing lines of evidence that the red planet was not always as desolate as it appears, and may even be habitable today...

December 12, 2013 — Joss Fong
Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

As a middle school student in Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly Caylor built a weather balloon for the science fair. Decades later, he's distributing high-tech environmental sensors, or "pods," throughout sub-Saharan Africa...

April 10, 2015 — Kerry Klein
The ScienceArt Exhibit Roundup This Fall

The ScienceArt Exhibit Roundup This Fall

So much good scienceart on display… where to begin!? EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION LIFE: Magnified June – November 2014 Gateway Gallery Between Concourse C and the AeroTrain C-Gates station Washington Dulles International Airport Washington, D.C...

October 30, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Japan Could Lose 561 Plant Species by the Next Century

A massive new study of Japan’s native plants reveals an extinction crisis in the making. The study examined 1,618 threatened Japanese vascular plant species, most of which can be only be found in extremely limited ranges and many of which already face shrinking populations...

June 26, 2014 — John R. Platt
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Scientific American Unlimited

Scientific American Unlimited