Groundwater - Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Groundwater - Out of...

Much of the world's population relies on groundwater for its water supply. But with growing demand and increasingly frequent shortages, this resource is becoming more precious and should therefore be managed with great care. More effective monitoring is required for issues such as groundwater recharge, and the effects of water use, drought, pollution and climate change. BACKGROUND In December 2020, the world population was estimated to be 7.8 Billion, and is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion...

Much of the world's population relies on groundwater for its water supply. But with growing demand and increasingly frequent shortages, this resource is becoming more precious and should therefore be managed with great care. More effective monitoring is required for issues such as groundwater recharge, and the effects of water use, drought, pollution and climate change. BACKGROUND In December 2020,...

Much of the world's population relies on groundwater for its water supply. But with growing demand and increasingly frequent shortages, this resource is becoming more precious and should...

Analysis of Metals

Analysis of Metals

Metals and their toxicological effect to both human health and the environment are an emotive subject. Film dramatisations bring the subject to the wider public, spurring interest outside the scientific community. Metals of interest are sometimes termed “heavy metals”, a term which is often misleading as there are a variety of definitions of heavy metals, based on density, atomic number, atomic weight, chemical properties or toxicity. The same metals are also called “trace elements” or “trace metals/metalloids”, however broadly speaking the group of metals of...

Metals and their toxicological effect to both human health and the environment are an emotive subject. Film dramatisations bring the subject to the wider public, spurring interest outside the scientific community. Metals of interest are sometimes termed “heavy metals”, a term which is often misleading as there are a variety of definitions of heavy metals, based on density, atomic number,...

Metals and their toxicological effect to both human health and the environment are an emotive subject. Film dramatisations bring the subject to the wider public, spurring interest outside...

The Earth from Space

The Earth from Space

The Earth’s climate is changing. We face grave risks and there are already signs of change in the increased frequency of extreme weather conditions globally. Remote sensing of the Earth from space is the main way we have to obtain the trustable global data needed to understand climate change and to provide information that enables policy makers to adopt appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies. Detecting a climate trend for key observable parameters of the Earth system requires observations over decades. The natural variability of the...

The Earth’s climate is changing. We face grave risks and there are already signs of change in the increased frequency of extreme weather conditions globally. Remote sensing of the Earth from space is the main way we have to obtain the trustable global data needed to understand climate change and to provide information that enables policy makers to adopt appropriate...

The Earth’s climate is changing. We face grave risks and there are already signs of change in the increased frequency of extreme weather conditions globally. Remote sensing of...

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