Here are some of the latest news stories about water and the environment:
Salamanders Learn to Live With Pollution: “Salamanders whose forebears had to live with roadside pollution are more capable of surviving in that hostile environment, a study shows.”
How Dry Weather in Argentina Could Affect Chicken Prices in Chicago: A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.
Indian Villagers Create Artifical Glaciers to Conserve Water: A remote Indian village is responding to global warming-induced water shortages by creating large masses of ice, or “artificial glaciers,” to get through the dry spring months.
Environmental Pollutant Level During Pregnancy Linked With Grown Daughters Who Are Overweight: It is suspected that diet and exercise alone cannot explain the recent large weight increase of children and adults worldwide. In a new study, Norwegian researchers suggest that increasing levels of certain chemicals that pregnant women are exposed to may contribute to obesity in their grown children.