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New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally

September 18, 2019

A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in the journal Nature, discovers…
Atmospheric rivers getting warmer along U.S. West Coast

July 4, 2019

Most of the West Coast of the United States relies on a healthy winter snowpack to provide water…
Where the Jordan river’s water comes from

June 28, 2019

Utah’s Jordan River, according to University of Utah professor Jennifer Follstad Shah, is a hard-working river, supporting a…
Researchers lay out plan for managing rivers to be resilient to climate change

June 20, 2019

New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes in populations of…
River sediment speaks to changing climate

June 19, 2019

Studying the sediment of a mountain river can reveal thousands of years or more of a waterway’s history,…
Pollution control of rivers can reduce impact of climate warming

June 4, 2019

Improvements in water quality could reduce the ecological impact of climate change on rivers, finds a new study…
Ain’t No River Wide Enough

May 24, 2019

Picture a languid river winding its way through a fertile plain, on its journey to the sea. For…
Hot spots in rivers that nurture young salmon ‘flicker on and off’ in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region

May 24, 2019

Chemical signatures imprinted on tiny stones that form inside the ears of fish show that two of Alaska’s…
One-third of the world’s longest rivers remain free-flowing, new analysis finds

May 10, 2019

Just over one-third of the world’s 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing, according to a new study published in Nature.…
Can a drone reveal the murky secrets of San Francisco Bay?

May 9, 2019

Environmental scientists can tell a lot about the health of rivers, bays, wetlands and other waterways by studying…
New study finds river wildlife contain cocaine, pharmaceuticals and pesticides

May 8, 2019

The study published in Environment International, looked at the exposure of wildlife, such as the freshwater shrimp Gammarus pulex,…
Animal carcasses were source of river nutrients

March 15, 2019

Hundreds of years ago, when the number of animals roaming North America was much higher than it is today,…
Assessing riverside corridors — the ‘escape routes’ for animals under climate change — in the Northwest

February 21, 2019

Under climate change, plants and animals will shift their habitats to track the conditions they are adapted for.…
Study finds experimental extreme draining of reservoir has unexpected ecological impacts

February 11, 2019

The experimental extreme draining of a reservoir in Oregon to aid downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon is…
Researchers track hurricane’s effects on river pollution and beneficial bacteria

January 8, 2019

On a rainy Saturday in October, Princeton graduate students Arianna Sherman and Weitao Shuai parked their car by…
Peace-Athabasca Delta with Lake Claire and mouths of Peace River and Athabasca River. Image credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC, Public Domain
Drying Canadian delta has driven muskrat population decline

December 3, 2018

Indigenous communities have used muskrat fur to make clothing for generations and the animal’s meat is considered a…
Scientists created a model, predicting the levels of drugs in our rivers

November 3, 2018

Pharmaceuticals are great when you are trying to heal yourself, but they are not that great when they…
Economic analysis provides watershed moment for environmental groups

October 13, 2018

Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local…
Clean Water Act dramatically cut pollution in U.S. waterways

October 12, 2018

The 1972 Clean Water Act has driven significant improvements in U.S. water quality, according to the first comprehensive…
Working to keep vital flood information flowing

September 24, 2018

At least 80 U.S. Geological Survey scientists are in the field in the Carolinas and Virginia, working to…
Virginia Tech researcher to study the effects of drying streams

September 7, 2018

Virginia Tech researcher, Meryl Mims, is the co-principal investigator on one of the first large-scale coordinated ecology research…
Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many mountain regions of the western US, Canada

August 13, 2018

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in…
Harmful dyes in lakes, rivers can become colorless with new, sponge-like material

August 6, 2018

Dyes are widely used in industries such as textiles, cosmetics, food processing, papermaking and plastics. Globally, we produce…
Study finds climate determines shapes of river basins

July 20, 2018

There are more than 1 million river basins carved into the topography of the United States, each collecting…
Researchers develop new technique to analyse rivers

July 17, 2018

A new study led by researchers from Queen Mary’s School of Geography has provided a fresh approach to…
Where River Meets Ocean

July 16, 2018

They exist all over the world, are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth and are home to…
Large increase in smolt after weirs removed from river

July 16, 2018

Population of anadromous trout increased fourfold after complete removal of multiple human-made barriers in a Danish river, shows…
Study finds 29 pesticides in just a single Devon river

July 5, 2018

Researchers have found 29 different pesticides in a single river in Devon. Tests on four rivers in the…
Study finds “hidden harvest” in world’s inland fisheries

June 22, 2018

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says we are dramatically underestimating…
Study suggests scientists can use microbial measurements to gauge river flow

May 31, 2018

Oregon State University scientists have created a tool that can predict the flow rate of Arctic rivers with…
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