Portable freshwater harvester could draw up to 10 gallons per hour from the air

For thousands of years, people in the Middle East and South America have extracted water from the air to help sustain their populations. Drawing inspiration from those examples, researchers are now developing a lightweight, battery-powered freshwater harvester that could someday take as much as 10 gallons per hour from the air, even in arid locations.
Source: Science Daily

North Pacific freshwater events linked to changes in glacial ocean circulation

North Pacific freshwater events linked to changes in glacial ocean circulation

North Pacific freshwater events linked to changes in glacial ocean circulation, Published online: 11 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0276-y

Sediment-core and modelling analyses suggest that, during distinct cold periods known as Heinrich Stadials, changes in ocean circulation in the North Atlantic triggered discharge of freshwater from the Cordilleran Ice Sheet into the North Pacific.
Source: Nature

Major shifts in global freshwater

A new global, satellite-based study of Earth’s freshwater found that Earth’s wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest this pattern is due to many factors, including human water management practices, human-caused climate change and natural climate cycles.
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