Sun unleashes ‘X-Class’ solar flare

Originally Published by BBC News

– The Sun has unleashed a massive solar flare – the most powerful of 2013 so far.

Sri Lanka: new partnership tackles fecal sludge management

Septage disposal. Sri Lanka/Nuwara Eliya sanitation project, 2008, Photo: Flickr/USAID.

An international research institute is helping the government of Sri Lanka to improve septage management in the country.

Swirls in the Waters off France

 NASAOriginally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - An ongoing phytoplankton bloom has painted the sea surface in jewel tones.

News Analysis: The Hidden World of Soil Under Our Feet

Originally Published by The NY Times

– Scientists are working hard to understand the life that teems within our soil and that is threatened by farming and development.    

Sanitation promotion history: US New Deal posters

Posted created in 1940 by John Buczak for the US Federal Art Project. Collection Library of Congress

How Mussel Farming Could Help to Clean Fouled Waters

Photo of a ribbed mussel  (Photo courtesy of Mark S. Dixon/NOAA, NEFSC)

Carbon Dioxide at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory Reaches New Milestone: Tops 400 Parts Per Million

Originally Published by ScienceDaily

– On May 9, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958.

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