Week of April 8–12, 2019
Studies and reports that appeared in BC Water News
Is it flushable 101? There is no such thing as a flushable wipe
U.S. Water Alliance rolls out new One Water toolkit
Solar-powered cup brews better brine treatments
Solar Evaporator with Controlled Salt Precipitation for Zero Liquid Discharge Desalination

Testing how well water disinfectants damage antibiotic resistance genes
Degradation and Deactivation of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance Genes During Exposure to Free Chlorine, Monochloramine, Chlorine Dioxide, Ozone, Ultraviolet Light, and Hydroxyl Radical

What are the consequences of lacking access to water?
WaterAid Global Annual Report 2017–18

Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe
Screening of Pesticides and Veterinary Drugs in Small Streams in the European Union by Liquid Chromatography High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Study examines impact of pharmaceuticals on the Great Lakes
Reducing the Impact of Pharmaceuticals in the Great Lakes

Carbon lurking in deep ocean threw ancient climate switch, say researchers
Deep Atlantic Ocean Carbon Storage and the Rise of 100,000-Year Glacial Cycles

Bacteria surrounding coral reefs change in synchrony, even across great distance
Diel Population and Functional Synchrony of Microbial Communities on Coral Reefs

New report explores science of interventions to save coral reefs
A Research Review of Interventions to Increase the Persistence and Resilience of Coral Reefs

Researchers warn Arctic has entered 'unprecedented state' that threatens global climate stability
Key Indicators of Arctic Climate Change: 1971–2017

From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change
Climate Damages and Adaptation Potential Across Diverse Sectors of the United States

Western bird species are struggling in face of rapidly changing climate
Climate-Altered Wetlands Challenge Waterbird Use and Migratory Connectivity in Arid Landscapes

What climate models get wrong about future water availability
Observational Constraints Reduce Likelihood of Extreme Changes in Multidecadal Land Water Availability

Rapid urbanization increasing pressure on rural water supplies globally
Rural Water for Thirsty Cities: A Systematic Review of Water Reallocation From Rural to Urban Regions

Glaciers could disappear from several mountain ranges this century
Global Glacier Mass Changes and Their Contributions to Sea-Level Rise From 1961 to 2016

U.S. forests changes are double-edged sword for environment
Shifts in Dominant Tree Mycorrhizal Associations in Response to Anthropogenic Impacts

What military bases are most vulnerable to climate change? A new DoD report will tell you
Report on Effects of a Changing Climate to the Department of Defense

Microbes in ballast water show where a ship came from
Metabarcoding and Machine Learning Analysis of Environmental Dna in Ballast Water Arriving to Hub Ports

Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world's deepest ocean trench
Proliferation of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Microbes at the Bottom of the Mariana Trench

Do chemicals that disperse oil spills make the problem worse? Probably not
The Use of Dispersants in Marine Oil Spill Response

Water that never freezes
Soft Biomimetic Nanoconfinement Promotes Amorphous Water Over Ice

Study shows green roofs could reduce indoor air pollution
Pilot Study on the Impact of Green Roofs on Ozone Levels Near Building Ventilation Air Supply

Drought is not just about water. It affects air pollution, too
Observing Severe Drought Influences on Ozone Air Pollution in California

Salinity cycles in lower Colorado River caused by precipitation patterns in upper basin
Investigation of Recent Decadal-Scale Cyclical Fluctuations in Salinity in the Lower Colorado River

Stanford study offers a way to map where flooded fields best replenish groundwater
Modeling Land Subsidence Using InSAR and Airborne Electromagnetic Data

Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California’s tule fog
Impact of Air Pollution Controls on Radiation Fog Frequency in the Central Valley of California

UC researchers create a biohybrid microrobot for water decontamination
Rotibot: Use of Rotifers as Self-Propelling Biohybrid Microcleaners

Big livestock operations can be big polluters. But where are they?
Deep Learning to Map Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

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