River Research Reveals Scale of Macroplastic Pollution

Environmental News Network

Plastic pollution clogs river systems for considerably longer than previously thought, new research from the University of Leicester shows. River Research Reveals Scale of Macroplastic Pollution

Rivers Are Largest Global Source of Mercury in Oceans

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Rivers Are Largest Global Source of Mercury in OceansThe presence of mercury in the world’s oceans has ramifications for human health and wildlife, especially in coastal areas where the majority of fishing takes place.

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Huhtamaki partners with RiverRecycle with VTT develop technology tackling floating river waste

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All to tackle floating river waste with a new river waste collector now operational. Located on the Mithi River and directly in Mumbai, India. Huhtamaki partners with RiverRecycle and VTT. It’s obvious that Huhtamaki is in.

Water Dispute on the Nile River Could Destabilize the Region

Environmental News Network

The rapid filling of a giant dam at the headwaters of the Nile River — the world’s biggest waterway, supporting millions of people — could reduce water supplies to downstream Egypt by more than one-third, new USC research shows. Water Dispute on the Nile River Could Destabilize the Region

The Launch of the First Open-Source Smartphone Application to Monitor Drying Events in River Networks

Environmental News Network

River networks are among Earth’s most threatened hotspots of biodiversity and are essential for human wellbeing. . The Launch of the First Open-Source Smartphone Application to Monitor Drying Events in River Networks

The Impact of Climate Change on Kenya's Tana River Basin

Environmental News Network

Many species within Kenya’s Tana River Basin will be unable to survive if global temperatures continue to rise as they are on track to do – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. The Impact of Climate Change on Kenya's Tana River Basin

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Tracking a Night-Time River of Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

The post Tracking a Night-Time River of Birds appeared first on Cool Green Science. Many birds migrate at night. Here’s how researchers track them. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science Migrations

Study Highlights How Humans and Nature Are Causing Significant Changes to the Health of Global Rivers

Environmental News Network

Many of the world’s largest rivers are experiencing significant changes in their chemical composition as a result of natural and human activity, according to new research. Study Highlights How Humans and Nature Are Causing Significant Changes to the Health of Global Rivers

The Delicate Balance of Protecting River Deltas and Society

Environmental News Network

Hundreds of millions of people live on river deltas around the world, making them central to rich diversity in culture and thriving economies. The Delicate Balance of Protecting River Deltas and Society

Carbon Dissolved in Arctic Rivers Affects our World - Here's How to Study it

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Carbon Dissolved in Arctic Rivers Affects our World - Here's How to Study it

Hydrogel Tablet Can Purify a Liter of River Water in an Hour

Environmental News Network

Hydrogel Tablet Can Purify a Liter of River Water in an HourAs much as a third of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water, according to some estimates, and half of the population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025. .

Seaweed Farms in River Estuaries Significantly Reduce Nitrogen Concentrations and Prevent Environmental Pollution

Environmental News Network

A new study by Tel Aviv University and Berkeley University proposes a model according to which the establishment of seaweed farms near river estuaries significantly reduces nitrogen concentrations in the river and prevents environmental pollution in streams and oceans. .

Upper Missouri River Basin Study Identifies Strategies to Meet Future Water Demands and Improve Drought Resiliency

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The Bureau of Reclamation released the Missouri River Headwaters Basin Study that provides options to meet the increased water demand and a change in the timing of the snowmelt runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Fort Peck Reservoir. .

Once a Rich Desert River, the Gila Struggles to Keep Flowing

Environmental News Network

The confluence of the tiny San Pedro River and the much larger Gila was once one of the richest locales in one of the most productive river ecosystems in the American Southwest, an incomparable oasis of biodiversity. Once a Rich Desert River, the Gila Struggles to Keep Flowing

In Colombia, Saving the Rivers that Remain

Nature Conservancy - Science

A freshwater ecologist reflects on protecting Colombia’s special rivers. The post In Colombia, Saving the Rivers that Remain appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field

FSU Researchers Find La Niña Increases Carbon Export From Amazon River

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FSU Researchers Find La Niña Increases Carbon Export From Amazon RiverDissolved organic carbon is the most important intermediary in the global carbon cycle.

Adventuring in New River Gorge, the newest US national park

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Here's what to expect on a visit to New River Gorge National Park

Study: Buffer Zones, Better Regulation Needed to Prevent Agricultural Pollution in Rivers, Streams

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Study: Buffer Zones, Better Regulation Needed to Prevent Agricultural Pollution in Rivers, StreamsGreater 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.,

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The Power of Rivers

Cool Green Science

Both of the above Unfortunately, the correct answer is “c”, which basically means there are no easy answers to questions about how the world can achieve a future with both sustainable energy and healthy rivers. These impacts are projected to occur disproportionately in those river basins with the greatest freshwater species diversity: we found that 70 percent of all affected kilometers would be within the ecoregions in the top quartile of fish species diversity.

When the River Runs Dry

Nature Conservancy - Science

And a new study , out this month in the Journal of Hydrology , examined long-term records of stream flow throughout the Upper Colorado River Basin to explore how low flows might get lower and how some channels might switch from perennial to intermittent. To do this, the researchers from Colorado State University and the USGS gathered data from 115 river reaches in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Water Fresh Water rivers Water conservation

World's longest wildlife bridge could become reality across the Mississippi River

Inhabitant

A proposal to repurpose the bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois across the Mississippi River into a national park and wildlife crossing has gained traction

Can Healthy Rivers and Hydropower Co-exist?

Cool Green Science

This expansion of dams could impact more than 300,000 kilometers of rivers worldwide and many of the proposed dams overlap, almost perfectly, with some of the planet’s most naturally diverse places. Ironically, our quest for clean energy represents one of the greatest threats to the rivers that feed our communities and support our economies. At The Nature Conservancy, we believe we can find a balance between river conservation and energy production.

Upper Los Angeles River Plan wins award for inclusive, sustainable design

Inhabitant

The influential Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Revitalization Plan (ULART) has earned the prestigious global 2021 AZ Award from Azure Magazine

Expanding the Successful Sustainable Rivers Program

Nature Conservancy - Science

Dams aren’t going away. But a successful program better manages them for people and nature. From the Field Restoration Water

Rivers, Dams, and Drive-By Truckers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Concentration, Confrontation, Collaboration: The Future of River Conservation and Sustainable Hydropower. Now, lots of people think they are awesome, but I may be the only person who does so in part because among the stories they tell are a few about hydropower, rivers and people. Launched during the great depression, the TVA built a system of dams along the Tennessee River and its tributaries to electrify the rural south. Little Tennessee River.

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Colorado River: Hope for the Hopeless?

Cool Green Science

When I first became director for The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado River Program, quite a few folks told me I was crazy. . The Colorado River is a lost cause,” they said. . As I did my assessment of potential strategies and places to work, the Colorado River Delta stood out as a place that might meet this description. There are countless stakeholders who all depend on the Colorado River. . Photo: © Erika Nortemann/TNC.

The River Geronimo Knew

Cool Green Science

The deep cuts in the background are receding as the gabions catch soil and build up the river bed, leaving ponds and perennial plants. Back then, the river system of the San Bernardino Valley, which straddles the border east of Douglas, Arizona, was on life support. And the soil was like cement,” recalls Valer Austin, describing the mostly dry river running through the ranch that she and husband Joe purchased in Sonora in 1989. The river Geronimo knew comes back to life.

After 250 Years of Dams, Rhode Island River Restored for Migratory Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

The last time fish could migrate unimpeded on the Pawcatuck River, George Washington was a surveyor, not a president. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Connectivity Fish Migrations Nature + People Restoration Rivers Water Wetlands

Imagine Rivers Full of Migrating Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

Alewives migrating on the Penobscot River. May 24 is World Fish Migration Day , a worldwide celebration of healthy rivers and free-running fish. It’s also a day to imagine the possibilities of connecting fish, rivers and people. Back in 2004, I was among scientists, fisheries managers and other researchers who gathered at a University of Maine campus on an island in the Penobscot River to imagine the river as a healthy, fully functioning ecosystem.

Gila River Confidential

Cool Green Science

I am standing on a terrace of land above the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico, not far from Silver City in terms of geography, but centuries away in terms of time. Gila River and Mogollon Mountains at The Conservancy’s Gila Riparian Preserve © Harold Malde. They were Native Americans who lived along the rivers in parts of what are now New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico. Mogollon potsherd from the Conservancy’s Gila Riparian Reserve in New Mexico.

How Well are the World’s Rivers Protected?

Nature Conservancy - Science

To what extent are the world’s rivers protected? In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set a 17 percent target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers. Concentration, Confrontation, Collaboration: The Future of River Conservation and Sustainable Hydropower. Now, using a high-resolution dataset of the world’s rivers called HydroSHEDS, we can finally begin to assess protection levels for these systems virtually anywhere on Earth.

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Tigris River Flotilla Puts Iraq Back in the News

Green Prophet

On Sunday, September 15, a fleet of traditional and modern Mesopotamian boats will sail down the Tigris River on an historic voyage of celebration and learning. It’s the Tigris River Flotilla. Environmental clean-up events and community-based art projects are scheduled in Hasankeyf, Turkey, and Feys Khabor and Baghdad, Iraq, to raise awareness about looming threats to the river. All images from the Tigris River Flotilla blog.

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Upper Los Angeles River Plan wins award for inclusive, sustainable design

AGreenLiving

The plan identifies over 300 opportunity sites for open-space amenities accessible to over 625,000 residents who live within a half mile of the river tributaries,” said Councilmember Rodriguez, the ULART Chair.

The Animas River Brings to Light Issues, Vital Value of Rivers

Cool Green Science

The recent release of three million gallons of mining wastewater into the headwaters of Colorado’s Animas River shocked people across the U.S. The wastewater plume spread from the Animas River in Colorado into the San Juan River in New Mexico and Utah, affecting more than 100 river miles and resulting in a five-day shutdown in irrigation and drinking water withdrawals. This reach of the river has been toxic for a long time.

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Iranian women “selfies” without headscarves causing rivers to dry up

Green Prophet

She’s causing rivers to dry every time she rips off her headscarf. Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad, an arch conservative prayer leader in the city of Isfahan announced that Iranian women who continue to wear immodest clothing are causing the nation’s rivers to run dry. They have brought me pictures that shows women by the side of the dry Zayanderud river, ” the cleric said. These actions will ensure the upper stream of the river will become dry too.

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Adventuring in New River Gorge, the newest US national park

AGreenLiving

Then there’s the population drawn here by the rivers. Hang out in the New River Gorge for a few days and you’re likely to meet young rafting guides, middle-aged rafting guides who’ve been navigating the New and Gauley rivers for decades and people over 50 who started as rafting guides and moved up to manage or own recreation outfitter companies. I spent a few days exploring the milder adventures of New River Gorge National Park in May.

Aquanauts Join Forces with The Nature Conservancy to Monitor River Restoration!

Nature Conservancy - Science

In preparation for the removal of the Columbia Dam and restoration of the river, the Aquanauts and The Nature Conservancy team up for a citizen science monitoring project. Citizen Science Forests Human Well-Being Restoration Rivers Try This Urban Conservation Water Water Quality

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Religions Sign On to Save the River Jordan

Green Prophet

Our favorite peace-water NGO Friends of the Earth Middle East have just held a conference in Israel last week and there had faith leaders sign the “Covenant for the Jordan River” to save the Jordan River. After years of on the ground peace-building the NGO has gone the way of faith and has managed to get faith leaders: Jewish, Muslim and Christian from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan to sign up to save the great River Jordan.

Carving a New Course in River Science

Cool Green Science

He had the scientific vision to carve out new paths and the leadership and personality to draw in the energy of hundreds of collaborators, partners and colleagues, ultimately changing the topography of river science and management—and the topography of The Nature Conservancy. Here I’d like to recognize Brian and his contributions to the Conservancy and to river science. Brian Richter along the Colorado River.

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What Montana’s Tongue River Railroad Means for Coal Export

Sightline Daily

The little-known Tongue River Railroad project would, if approved, build a new line through eastern Montana’s rangeland to allow development of a new export mine for Arch Coal. And that’s exactly what we seem to be seeing in the recent draft analysis of the Tongue River Railroad. More troubling, the Tongue River Railroad analysis was prepared by the same firm, ICF International, who will be doing reviews for the Longview and Cherry Point coal terminal proposals in Washington.

Could desalination play a role in the future of the Colorado River?

AGreenLiving

As Colorado River supply dwindles, the U.S. See original here: Could desalination play a role in the future of the Colorado River? Business Green are-looking colorado colorado-river for-ideas ideas-on-how jordan supply-dwindles their-ownand Mexico are looking to Israel and Jordan for ideas on how to help quench their own shared border.

Penobscot River Dam Removal: Lessons for a World Demanding Energy

Nature Conservancy - Science

A Caterpillar demolition machine tears down the Great Works Dam on the Penobscot River, Maine. For millennia, Atlantic salmon made an annual appearance in Maine’s Penobscot River , swimming into its mouth from the ocean, surging as a crowd up its main-stem, and then scattering throughout its thickly forested basin to spawn in the cold gravels of its rivers and streams. And with a shuffling, halting gait they work their way out into the river.