Antibiotic resistance is spreading from wastewater treatment plants.
Brine discharged from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant raises offshore salinity levels more than permitted, but researchers found no direct local impacts on sea life.
World’s ~16,000 desalination plants discharge 142 million cubic meters of brine daily — 50% more than previously estimated; Enough in a year to cover Florida under a foot (30.5 cm) of brine.
Biosolarization shows promise for conventional and organic farmers.
Mega-dams should not be built in lowland tropical forest regions due to the threat they pose to biodiversity and ecosystems, according to experts.
A possible solution to water shortages is desalination.
Seagrass beds are so effective in protecting tropical beaches from erosion, that they can reduce the need for regular, expensive beach nourishments that are used now.
As part of its program of keeping officials and the public apprised of volcanic threats, the USGS periodically reassesses the threat level of U.S. volcanoes and updates volcanic threat assessment documentation.
Wake effect from upwind wind farms can reduce the energy production of downwind neighbors.
An urban expansion forecast study co-led by Texas A&M predicts over 70,000 square miles of natural habitat could be lost to urban expansion between 2000 and 2030.
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