Global warming study by Nobel laureate to examine lakes in Turkey

Danish scientist Erik Jeppesen will collaborate with experts from Turkey's Middle East Technical University for his research on increasing salt levels stemming from global warming and their impact on lake ecosystems.

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South Shore cities limit salt use to protect Lake Michigan, save money

It takes one teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water with no easy way to remove the chloride.

Scientists use agricultural waste to develop new road deicer

Scientists say they have found a more sustainable alternative to salt using grape skins and other agricultural waste.


Some waterways in Canada’s Great Lakes region now as salty as ocean: study

Road salt levels have hit new record levels in Canada's Great Lakes region, making some waterways as salty as the ocean according to new chloride maps revealed by environmental advocates.


Just add water: Salt battery could help renewable energy use

Vattenfall, together with a Swedish start-up, is testing the use of salt - though not quite the common table variety - to store heat, which accounts for more than half the power consumed in Germany.


Eat your veggies: Study finds poor diets linked to one in five deaths

A study in The Lancet found that in 2017, 11 million premature deaths were linked to diets short on fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

What to do about salt: Other communities have spent millions to control chloride pollution

Local officials are kicking around ideas about how to save the area lakes and groundwater from chloride contamination, including a possible drinking water softening plant estimated to cost a minimum of $10 million.


German food industry to cut sugar, salt and fat content

The German Food and Agriculture Ministry has struck a deal with the food industry to voluntarily make processed foods healthier. Sugar, salt and fat content in processed foods will be cut by 2025.

More salt, fewer whole grains: USDA eases school lunch nutrition rules

Advocates say the Trump administration's rollback of nutrition requirements could lead to school meals that are inconsistent with federal dietary guidelines.

Sea level rise threatens inland farms around the world

As climate change raises sea levels, salty ocean water is pushing its way inland. That's ruining valuable farmland around the world.


US rivers need a diet of lower salt—or our drinking water will suffer

As an Arctic blast of cold sweeps through most of the U.S., many of us see the salt trucks working hard to keep us safe—however, this generous spreading on the roads is part of a much larger problem in our water.

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