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Lab Tests Probe the Secrets of Steep and Rocky Mountain Streams

Sarah Witman, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights—   Researchers build a glass-encased test environment that helps them assess streamflow without the confounding factors introduced by bed forms. Water flowing over a mountainous landscape can be serene or tumultuous, depending on a variety of physical factors: how much.... more

Water Quality Database Offers New Tools to Study Aquatic Systems

Lily Strelich, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights—Researchers assess the federal Water Quality Portal, a Web portal that unites disparate water quality data sets and resources. Understanding the state of Earth’s aquatic systems is crucial to sustaining agriculture, protecting water resources, mitigating hazards, and.... more

When Income Goes Up, Does Pollution Go Down?

Alexandra Branscombe, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights—Scientists look at a possible connection between increased wealth and decreased water pollution in Louisiana. Does economic development always damage water quality, or does increased income actually help decrease pollution? Researchers have been studying the question.... more