Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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Cuba's sustainable approach to farming has protected its rivers from the kind of nutrient pollution that impairs many US waterways.
June 10, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: agriculture united-states rivers trump-administration cuba nutrient-pollution science-diplomacy agroecology obama-administration
Efforts to engineer Britain's rivers over the past 75 years have only made flooding worse.
June 2, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: flooding rivers flood-defences cumbria-floods
Thousands of dams across the US are aging and overdue for maintenance. Taking them down can revive rivers, restore fish runs and create new opportunities for tourism and outdoor activities.
Tags: climate-change water flooding fisheries dams rivers ecosystem-recovery california maine hydropower
Dams built to hold enormous quantities of toxic mining waste have a long history of spills. Decisions in the Pacific Northwest threaten three free-flowing rivers there.
Feb. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: brazil canada dams water-pollution mining regulation rivers alaska heavy-metals mine-tailings
For every degree of increase in global temperature, there will be about 6 days less of ice per year on rivers that freeze, researchers say.
Tags: climate-change greenhouse-gas ice rivers temperature earth-and-environment
The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.
Tags: environment water water-pollution rivers river-thames anglian-water severn-trent northumbrian-water environment-agency world-wildlife-fund-for-nature-wwf
A new simulation shows how changing the incentives for using and storing water could help deal with droughts while also meeting demand.
Tags: cities conservation agriculture water money rivers earth-and-environment droughts
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