Hannah Thomasy is a freelance science writer with a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Washington. She is particularly interested in the intersections among human health, the environment, and the curious world of microbes. Her work has appeared on NPR's The Salt, Massive Sci, and SciShow.
Study finds desalination plants are discharging more than 37 billion gallons of chemical-laden brine every day. Scientists say the technology remains important in the battle against water scarcity but there's an urgent need to find solutions to deal with waste.