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'Fog harp' makes water out of thin air
In some of the most arid regions of the world, from the Sahara to the Andes, special nets have long been used to catch moisture from the air, turning fog into drinking water.
Earth's water present before impact formed Moon
Based on an extensive collection of lunar and terrestrial samples, researchers have determined that most of the water on Earth was already present at the time of the impact that created the Moon.
Lack of water key stressor for urban trees
A study out March 13 finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well — unless they are thirsty. Insufficient water not only harms trees, but allows other problems to have an outsized effect on trees in urban environments.
NASA finds a large amount of water in exoplanet's atmosphere
Much like detectives study fingerprints to identify the culprit, scientists used NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to find the ‘fingerprints’ of water in the atmosphere of a hot, bloated, Saturn-mass exoplanet some 700 light-years away. And, they found a lot of water. In fact, the planet, known as WASP-39b, has three times as much water as Saturn does.
Iran seeks water diplomacy with neighboring countries
Iran seeks to open talks on water management with Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey and other countries sharing water resources with the Islamic Republic.
The Moon's water may be widespread and immobile
A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.
Two Qatari boats seized in Iran's waters
Two Qatari fishing boats that had entered Iran's territorial waters were seized, a senior Iranian military official said on Wednesday.
Could climate change lead to a global water crisis?
Officials in Cape Town, South Africa, say they could soon be the first major city to run out of water.
Cape Town on global warming front line as its water runs out
Day Zero is looming. And there is little Capetowners can do about it.
Did water-based life originate without water?
When trying to understand the origins of life on Earth, researchers run into a paradox: While water is an indispensable solvent for all known life forms that exist today, water also inhibits the formation of string-like chains of nucleic acid polymers such as RNA that were likely precursors of life.
Iran facing race against time to tackle water crisis
Some major Iranian cities are facing water rationing and other mandatory restrictions if the worst dry spell in more than 50 years persists.
Tehran concerned over lowering water levels
Karaj Dam and Talighan Dam are two of satellite dams of Tehran providing the drinking water and running water of the metropolis. But low rainfall of the recent fall has been concerning the experts. Talighan’s capacity was lowered to 61 percent of its previous full supply volume, showing a three percent decrease vis-à-vis last year’s records, while Karaj was reduced to 63 percent, showing a two percent fall in comparison with last year’s numbers, ,MNA reported.
Water and compounds essential for life found on ancient meteorites
Scientists have discovered liquid water and organic compounds essential for life on two ancient meteorites that fell to Earth almost 20 years ago.
Fish use deafness gene to sense water motion
Fish sense water motion the same way humans sense sound, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
ICRC buying fuel to pump clean water in Yemen
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday it was making a “stop-gap” purchase of fuel so as to provide clean water to one million people in the Yemeni cities of Hodeida and Taiz for one month.

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