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Using platinum as a catalyst could transform wastewater treatment (Image: José Manuel Suárez via Wikimedia Commons) Making wastewater potable has a unique set of challenges, one of which is removing persistent chemicals and byproducts. Aldehydes, a byproduct of wastewater treatment, are toxic to...
Removing ammonia from wastewater marks a step towards making polluted water potable. Access to a safe and steady supply of water is a requirement for all life on the planet. How to manage and sustain this resource is a...
New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years. Tracks of Atlantic hurricanes from 1851 to 2019 (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons/NASA/NOAA) When forecasting how storms may change in the future, it helps to know...
New tool could help urban planners better understand river deltas. A new global database documents 40 years of change in Earth's rivers (Photo credit: UT-Austin). The database of four decades of changes in the world’s largest rivers could become...
A study found that irrigation can be managed more effectively in humid regions of the eastern US A field in the California Central Valley being fed via flood irrigation (Credit: Flickr/staticantics). Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin...