Can the Salton Sea geothermal field prevent the coming lithium shortage?
University of California, Riverside scientists will join a first-of-its-kind effort to map out California’s so-called “Lithium Valley,” and learn whether it can meet America’s urgent demand for lithium in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way. Lithium is required for making electric...
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Salton Sea restoration efforts could fail without science
There are finally efforts under way to improve the environmental health disaster that is the Salton Sea — California’s largest and most polluted lake. However, a group of UC Riverside scientists, engineers, medical experts, and economists has published a new...
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Experts on the Salton Sea
Salton Sea UCR Experts Emma Aronson: Associate professor of microbiology and plant pathology. Microbiome of the Salton Sea; microbial ecology of dust; wind- transported microorganisms; environmental microbiology; soil microbial ecology. email@example.com Roya Bahreini: Associate professor of atmospheric science. Aerosol sources...
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Pioneering UC Riverside geoecologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Marilyn Fogel, a University of California, Riverside endowed geoecology professor, received one of the highest honors in science this week with her election to the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS. Membership in the NAS is rare. According to the...
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