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Unusually hot zones in the ocean will last longer and occur more often in the coming century.

Christian Fogerty, Contributor

In North America, water companies may lose up to 50% of water before it ever reaches customers.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Water sticks to the snakes’ backs because of special properties of their scales.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

The water contains bacterialike shapes that researchers plan to test for DNA.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

People in a hall. The walls are covered in images of people, horses, archers, and decorations.

New data sheds light on the impact of an ancient drought.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Red tide approaching beach

Gel-like beads embedded with natural bacteria could fight harmful algal blooms.

Amanda Heidt, Contributor

Alternative sanitation systems are making use of creatures that find homes in human poop.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

The so-called Great Whirl off the coast of Somalia is larger and lasts longer than scientists thought.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Picture of desalination plant in Dubai

Desalination's leftovers may negatively affect oceans and ecosystems.

James Gaines, Contributor

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