The Roman dam at Cornalvo in Spain has been in use for almost two millennia. Credit: Wikipedia/ CC BY-SA 2.0 A new study published in the journal Global Sustainability finds for the first time that over 160,000 miles of rivers are at risk of losing their free-flowing status due to the proposed […]

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Greater buffer zones around bodies of water and more consistent enforcement of water protection regulations are needed to reduce agriculture-based pollution in the Western U.S., a recent review from Oregon State University found. Prior research has shown that agricultural pollution, both from croplands and rangelands, is the […]

Activists fear time is running out to save what they call Europe’s last major “wild river” Cutting into craggy mountains, meandering through plains and eventually hitting Albania’s shimmering Adriatic, the Vjosa river’s untouched landscapes are a national treasure, but one that is under imminent threat. Activists feel that time is […]

Credit: Shutterstock/Tracey McNamara When two West Coast rivers flooded on the same day in 2019, the Waiho tore down a bridge and cut off local communities for 18 days, and the Fox eroded a landfill, exposing 135 tons of rubbish that contaminated beaches more than 100km away. A flood on the Rangitata River […]

The Mekong from Phou si. Credit: Wikipedia 813 years of annual river discharge at 62 stations, 41 rivers in 16 countries, from 1200 to 2012. That is what researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) produced after two years of research in order to better understand past […]

The suggested valley and possible river flowing from the deep interior of Greenland to Petermann Fjord deep below Greenland’s ice sheet (500 meters below sea level). Credit: Christopher Chambers et al, The Cryosphere, November 12, 2020 Computational models suggest that melting water originating in the deep interior of Greenland could […]