Mystery as missing woman, 18, seen entering hotel alone in haunting video before her body was found in a water tank – Reuters News in France and abroad

Mystery as missing woman 18 seen entering hotel alone in

A MISSING teen whose body was found in a water tank near a motel entered the building alone, officials have revealed. Debanhi Escobar, 18, was pictured at the side of the road in a haunting photograph just before she went missing in Escobedo, Mexico earlier this month. Debanhi Escobar, 18, disappeared on a night out … Read more

Water processing: Light helps degrade hormones

Journal Reference: Shabnam Lotfi, Kristina Fischer, Agnes Schulze, Andrea I. Schäfer. Photocatalytic degradation of steroid hormone micropollutants by TiO2-coated polyethersulfone membranes in a continuous flow-through process. Nature Nanotechnology, 2022; 17 (4): 417 DOI: 10.1038/s41565-022-01074-8 Wherever people are living, hormones used in e.g. contraceptives or agriculture enter the wastewater. Steroid hormones, such as sex hormones and … Read more

With dwindling water provides, the timing of rainfall matters

Journal Reference: Marko J. Spasojevic, Peter M. Homyak, G. Darrel Jenerette, Mike L. Goulden, Shane McFaul, Tesa Madsen-McQueen, Lisa Schauer, Miguel Solis. Altered precipitation has asymmetric impacts on annual plant communities in warm and cool growing seasons. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 2022; 10 (1) DOI: 10.1525/elementa.2021.00014 This is especially true near Palm Springs, where … Read more

You’ve heard of water droughts. Could ‘vitality’ droughts be subsequent?

Journal Reference: Yash Amonkar, David J. Farnham, Upmanu Lall. A k-nearest neighbor space-time simulator with applications to large-scale wind and solar power modeling. Patterns, 2022; 3 (3): 100454 DOI: 10.1016/j.patter.2022.100454 The warning comes from Upmanu Lall, a professor at Columbia Engineering and the Columbia Climate School who has recently turned his sights from sustainable water … Read more

Deserts ‘breathe’ water vapor, study shows

Journal Reference: M. Y. Louge, A. Valance, J. Xu, A. Ould el‐Moctar, P. Chasle. Water vapor transport across an arid sand surface ‐ non‐linear thermal coupling, wind‐driven pore advection, subsurface waves, and exchange with the atmospheric boundary layer. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 2022; DOI: 10.1029/2021JF006490 The findings show for the first time how … Read more

Office buildings with infrequent water use may have poor water quality

Journal Reference: Elizabeth Montagnino, Caitlin R. Proctor, Kyungyeon Ra, Christian Ley, Yoorae Noh, Katie Vigil, Tiong Gim Aw, Sruthi Dasika, Andrew J. Whelton. Over the weekend: Water stagnation and contaminant exceedances in a green office building. PLOS Water, 2022; 1 (3): e0000006 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pwat.0000006 Many office buildings have decreased occupancy during weekends and holidays — … Read more

How to clean solar panels without water

Journal Reference: Sreedath Panat, Kripa K. Varanasi. Electrostatic dust removal using adsorbed moisture–assisted charge induction for sustainable operation of solar panels. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (10) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm0078 But cleaning solar panels currently is estimated to use about 10 billion gallons of water per year — enough to supply drinking water for up to 2 … Read more

Water determines magma depth, a key to accurate models of volcanic exercise, eruption

Journal Reference: Daniel J. Rasmussen, Terry A. Plank, Diana C. Roman, Mindy M. Zimmer. Magmatic water content controls the pre-eruptive depth of arc magmas. Science, 2022; 375 (6585): 1169 DOI: 10.1126/science.abm5174 Accurate and reliable predictions have remained an elusive target largely because volcanologists do not fully understand the natural dynamics and processes of the magma … Read more

Leaks an untapped opportunity for water savings

Journal Reference: Amanda Rupiper, Joakim Weill, Ellen Bruno, Katrina Jessoe, Frank Loge. Untapped potential: leak reduction is the most cost-effective urban water management tool. Environmental Research Letters, 2022; 17 (3): 034021 DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac54cb The study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, is the first large-scale assessment of utility-level water loss in the United States. … Read more

During droughts, thirstier mountain forests could mean less water downstream

Journal Reference: Katie A. McQuillan, Mirela G. Tulbure, Katherine L. Martin. Forest water use is increasingly decoupled from water availability even during severe drought. Landscape Ecology, 2022; DOI: 10.1007/s10980-022-01425-9 Published in the journal Landscape Ecology, the findings suggest upstream forests’ increased water consumption could leave less water downstream for forests, cities and wildlife during drought. … Read more