Faced with widespread evictions and opaque private sector deals, activists in Cambodia are calling on the government to be more open and transparent about land concessions, beef up mechanisms for resolving land disputes, and abide by the rule of law. "Land security, land tenure, is not there," Ou Virak, president of the Cambodian Centre for [...]
Stir lots of small particles into water, and the resulting thick mixture appears highly viscous. When this dense suspension slips through a nozzle and forms a droplet, however, its behavior momentarily reveals a decidedly non-viscous side. University of Chicago physicists recorded this surprising behavior in laboratory experiments using high-speed photography that can capture action taking place in one hundred-thousandths of a second or less.
Groundwater in Aquifers in the Central U.S. And East Coast has the Highest Risk of Contamination From Radium
This report is available online . Groundwater in aquifers on the East Coast and in the Central U.S. has the highest risk of contamination from radium, a naturally occurring radioactive element and known carcinogen.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Scientists at the U.S.
Does antimatter weigh more than matter? UC Riverside physicists want to know. Their finding could explain why the universe seems to have no antimatter and why it is expanding at an ever increasing rate
UN University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health today published a study of the changing language related to water used in high-level declarations from relevant UN conferences over the past 40 years. Arguing that words matter, the report suggests effective strategies for highlighting and strengthening key concepts.
The clean energy economy of the future hinges on a lot of things, chief among them the availability of the scores of rare earth minerals and other elements used to make everything from photovoltaic panels and cellphone displays to the permanent magnets in cutting edge new wind generators. And right out of the gate trouble is brewing over projected growth in demand for these minerals and the security of their supplies.