Credit: CC0 Public Domain The extent to which rivers transport burned carbon to oceans—where it can be stored for tens of millennia—is revealed in new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study, published today in Nature Communications, calculates how much burned carbon is being flushed out by rivers and […]

Credit: Tracey McNamara/Shutterstock New Zealand’s government has been praised for listening to health experts in its pandemic response, but when it comes to dealing with pollution of the country’s waterways, scientific advice seems less important. Today, the government released a long-awaited NZ$700 million package to address freshwater pollution. The new rules include higher […]

Three Rivers Source National Park in China. Credit: WWF-China It is official. Everything is on track for the establishment of the Three-Rivers-Source National Park (TRSNP) in China, which—as its name suggests—protects the source of three of Asia’s greatest rivers: the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang-Mekong rivers. Located in Qinghai province, the park will […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The upper Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Minnesota to the southern tip of Illinois, has been named the most endangered river in the United States, according to an annual list released by American Rivers, a national advocacy group Citing record-breaking flooding in 2019, which left […]