Although it has been considerably less studied than other environmental problems, salinization presents major challenges for biodiversity in freshwater and coastal areas.
Fifty years ago, the Salton Sea was a draw for boaters and fishermen; today it’s an ecological time bomb. Two water experts who served on a state review panel describe its proposed rescue plan.
Looking to save money on your grocery bill but not sure about home-brand food? It’s actually a healthy option, with a few exceptions.
We all know we should reduce our salt intake, but can you remember why? Knowing might help you cut back.
A new study questions whether current global salt limits are too low. But don’t reach for the salt just yet – the guidelines are unlikely to change any time soon.
Following a healthy diet may lower the risk of disease complications and allow patients to live well despite having the disease.
De-icing salts help us get around in winter, but they corrode cars, crack roads and contaminate rivers and lakes. Scientists are working to develop better options by imitating natural antifreezes.
All the fluids in our bodies have a little bit of salt in them.
Everyone knows it’s hard to stop eating potato chips or chocolate chip cookies. New research shows why: Certain combinations of fat, sodium, sugar or carbohydrates make them irresistible.
Pizza might seem like a simple food, but it’s uniquely equipped to excite our brains and thrill our taste buds.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren’t always sure what they’re eating.
Fish that live in the sea have found amazing ways to control the amount of water and salt in their bodies, and stay hydrated.
Recommended salt intake levels should be lowered further, despite previous contradictory research.
Salt consumption in China is among the highest in the world.
Ultra-processed products have little or no intact ‘food’ remaining in them. And much-praised industry led reformulation is doing nothing effective about this.
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.
When it snows, it pours – but why do municipalities treat the roads with salt? A chemist explains how salt affects water and ice.
Taking a look at the interesting world of the South African Astronomical Observatory.
Of Australia’s capital cities, Perth has the saltiest tap water, while Melbourne, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra have the least salty. And while all are within guidelines, the variation is striking.
Scientists have found ways to trick the brain into thinking you’re tasting salt.