In efforts to clean up the sacred rivers, India has declared Ganges and Yamuna the status of living entities.
The unprecedented outbreak has caused skin and throat irritation to residents who said they can smell the "God awful" algae even inside their houses.
Several patrons of a grocery store in Bangor, Maine recently saw eels swimming in the parking lot during a heavy rain.
Deciduous trees along rivers and streams provide protection from damaging solar radiation and valuable foliage every autumn. Fallen leaves act as a vital food source for insects, and keeping insect populations healthy could ultimately help river ecosystems combat climate change, researchers reveal in a new study.
Beaver dams are helping restore natural ecosystems throughout the U.S. Essentially, a beaver dam blocks off water in one section of the stream, which then creates a pond or lake. Using this, researchers may have found a way to remove excess nitrogen from local estuaries.
A newly discovered pig-snouted turtle, Arvinachelys golden, may help researchers fill in the gaps of turtle evolution.
Aerosol particles ejected into the air following volcanic eruptions can trigger rainfall shortages that ultimately alter river systems worldwide.
Stream restorations in northern Sweden, started in the 1980s, show that we must allow more time for streams to recover--and help them out, say researchers.
As greenhouse gas levels hit record highs and summer temperatures reach their warmest ever, scientists are frantically working to find ways of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere. But now, new research shows that we may be able to rely - at least in part - on nature alone, which has its own methods for removing atmospheric carbon. This includes rivers, which reportedly are crucial in regulating the global carbon cycle.
What would you say is most important to Africa's ecosystems? Is it isolation, stability, or maybe biodiversity? According to a new study of Africa's essential rivers, it's none of those, as hippo dung is actually the "life force" that keeps the region vibrant and alive.
Just last spring, a rejuvenating pulse of river water rushed down to the lower reaches of the drying Colorado River. Now, new NASA satellite imagery is showing the stunning results of this life-granting experiment.
Researchers have determined that rivers can recover from dam removal much faster than experts thought possible, returning long gone ecosystems to how they once were in record time.
A team of scientists recently decided to "go, like Star Trek, where no one has gone before," to uncover new truths about violent bedrock river flow. And their discoveries have not disappointed. According to a new study, rivers flow in a much more complex pattern than you could ever imagine.
A natural gorge in Taiwan is eroding at an exceptionally fast rate, showing what would traditionally be a thousand-year erosive process in mere decades. Researchers taking a close look at this natural phenomenon are calling it "downstream sweep erosion."