MIT graduate student Emily Hanhauser demonstrates a new device that may simplify the logistics of water monitoring for trace metal contaminants, particularly in resource-constrained regions. Credit: Melanie Gonick/MIT Whisk-shaped device absorbs trace contaminants, preserves them in dry state that can be shipped to labs for analysis. Lead, arsenic, and other […]

Asteroid strikes upset the environment and provide clues via the elements they leave behind. Now, University of Tsukuba researchers have linked elements that are enriched in the Cretaceous–Paleogene (KPg) boundary clays from Stevns Klint, Denmark, to the impact of the asteroid that produced the Chicxulub crater at the Yucatán Peninsula, […]

Kansas State University master’s in geology graduate Allie Richard Lane samples water from wells as part of a 40-year comparison study of wells in the Great Bend Prairie Aquifer. The study has revealed water quality issues. Credit: Kansas State University Kansas private well owners should test water quality annually, according […]

Hans-Peter Marshall, associate professor at Boise State University, and Andy Gleason, Senator Beck Snow Safety Director, push toward the upper reaches of Senator Beck Basin with a Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar held between them during SnowEx 2017. Credit: NASA / Andrew Hedrick, USDA Agricultural Research Service​ It’s the most […]

A tiny sample of stishovite used by the researchers in the lab. Credit: Yanhao Lin. Every school child learns about the water cycle—evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection. But what if there were a deep Earth component of this process happening on geologic timescales that makes our planet ideal for sustaining […]