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Scientists fling bacteria’s “black box” wide open

A new “genome-meter” will allow scientists to quickly identify the bacteria that live in waste water treatment plants, reducing the need for chemicals to clean our waste water.

Scientist: No evidence of extreme drought and floods in the twentieth century

Climate records show no evidence of increasing extremes in wet-dry climate in the twentieth century that is projected by current climate models, shows new study.

Using rooftop rainwater to make drinking water

Climate change will lead to water scarcity in large parts of Africa. But there is hope – on African rooftops.

Historic discovery: huge electric field occurs spontaneously in laughing gas

Scientists have discovered a new, astonishing electric phenomenon.

Robot water pipe inspectors

Norwegian researchers and a small company in Tromsø are taking part in a project aimed at preventing between 30 and 50 per cent of Europe’s drinking water being lost due to pipe leakages.

Scientists are cleaning our drinking water with nanoparticles

Nano-sized iron particles will be used to secure clean drinking water in remote corners of Denmark.

Make room for more water in the cities

Excessive precipitation and rising sea levels can spell trouble for cities. We should reboot our thinking about water and consider more use of runoffs, according to Norwegian scientists.

New methods for fecal source tracking

Fecal contamination in water is one of the most common reasons for human diseases. Molecular methods can reveal if the contaminants derive from human or animal excreta, and whether they constitute a health risk or not.

Water research across borders in the Balkans

For the first time, biologists from Albania and Macedonia have worked together to improve ecological status in Lake Ohrid.

Missing link found on sharks

On any visit to a rocky seashore, you are likely to spot barnacles, unoffendingly stuck to hard surfaces. But barnacles in a fjord in Norway have become parasites that eat fish through feeding stems.