A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~5 min
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Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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We found that signal crayfish traps tend to catch larger males, letting the bulk of the population go free.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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The ghosts of our industrial and agricultural past continue to haunt freshwater ecosystems today.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~6 min
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Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~10 min
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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
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Efforts to engineer Britain's rivers over the past 75 years have only made flooding worse.
June 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
May 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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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
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