An ancient rock from a Martian meteorite that fell to Earth some 13 thousand years ago is finally revealing its secrets, astonishingly showing signs that there was once water on Mars, a new study says.
Scientists have long wondered how our planet came to be covered 70 percent by ocean, and now a new study has found that Earth may have made its own water from within.
An analysis of water vapors from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the quarry of the Rosetta Spacecraft and its history-making Philae lander, has revealed that its water is not at all like Earth's. This revelation casts some serious doubt on one theory of how our oceans formed, and raises many new questions.
Volcanoes may have warmed Mars enough to harbor liquid water - but only for tens or hundreds of years at a time, according to a new study.
Water is one of the most common agents of illness, especially in highly populated regions with shared utilities. Now, a new report details how rising water temperatures across the globe could result in the increased prevalence of water-borne illnesses, making the prevention of disease far more difficult.
Deluge, droughts, rising sea levels, and shrinking water tables - these are the things of nightmare for farmers and agricultural scientists alike. That's because they know something that most of us don't think about: the world's demand for food is set to increase by two-thirds by mid-century. That's where salt-loving plants, called halophytes, can make a difference.
Soil moisture is apparently NASA's secret weapon in a fight to better understand water availability and prevalence around the globe. That's why the space agency is prepping to launch its latest planet-monitoring spacecraft, designed specifically to measure this elusive factor.
Scientists have discovered evidence of an ancient rhino relative. Fossils indicate that these large mammals were once adept swimmers, as they spent a lot of their time in the water, a new study describes.
Most of the water found in our solar system, Earth included, is older than the Sun, likely originating as ices that formed in interstellar space, according to new research.
A new report prepared by the Environment America Research and Policy Center (EARPC) has revealed than in 2012 alone, more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals found were dumped into United States waterways despite efforts by local officials and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevent this harmful action.
Mountain forests are growing increasingly vulnerable to climate change, and as a result changes in their ecology are threatening California's water supply, according to new research.
Farmers and private land owners are getting pretty nervous about maps recently released to the public by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Critics of the Clean Water Act are concerned that the EPA will use the existence of intermittent waterways to expand its influence and control across states. EPA officials flatly deny this, saying that the public is being misled.
The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is causing the region's ground level to literally rise up, according to a new study.
Disappearing groundwater is the out-of-sight, out-of-mind threat that can potentially change how and where we live and grow food, among other things.
Thousands-upon-thousands of people have been left without water in the city of Toledo, Ohio after local officials discovered an extremely high amount of algae-born toxins in local supplies. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department warns that citizens should not even drink treated or boiled water, as it will not eliminate the toxins.