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 […]

A satellite shot of the Panguna mine GETTY IMAGES Mining giant Rio Tinto is facing accusations that a mine it abandoned in Papua New Guinea two decades ago is leaking poisonous waste into rivers. More than 150 people living in Bougainville have filed a complaint with the Australian authorities. They […]

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 […]