From soil to the seed, nanoplastics were shown to accumulate in rice and peanuts with potential affects on crop yield and nutrition.
3D-printed steak brings lab-grown meat closer to the dinner table
Making lab-grown meat with a new 3D-printing strategy that combines fat and muscle cells to make the perfect, artificial steak.
Water scarcity has a solution: Wastewater
Water scarcity is not some far off consequence of the climate crisis. To overcome it, overriding our obsession with freshwater and embracing wastewater will be necessary.
Drinking water disinfected in minutes by natural and abundant catalyst
Brownmillerite, found in natural mineral deposits, could help disinfect water in resource-poor regions.
Inspired by the pufferfish, this hydrogel purifies water using nothing but sunlight
This method of purification under natural sunlight opens a new paradigm in clean water production using renewable solar energy.
DIY eco-friendly fertilizer
Miniature plasma reactors mimic how lightening makes renewable nitrogen fertilizer using just sunlight, water, and air.
Effects of increased weather variability on weed management
Researchers explore how the predicted increase in variable rainfall and higher temperatures will impact management of common weeds for corn production.
Understanding the impact of climate change on sub-arctic groundwater
Permafrost thaw is impacting the availability of North American water resources. To manage this precious resource, guidelines for using new investigative tools are needed.
Freshwater in the seabed: An opportunity for creative solutions
Both Roman law and Law of the Sea provide precedents for sharing natural resources, and the emerging trend of benefit‐sharing offers multiple and varied possibilities as well.
Tourism, water, and gender
Women face greater health and safety risks when water and sanitation systems are compromised, but this has never been explored in relation to tourism.