River

Black carbon found in the Amazon River reveals recent forest burnings

Besides swathes of destroyed vegetation, forest fires in Amazonia leave their imprint on the Amazon River and its tributaries. Incomplete burning of trees…

Measuring snow persistence can help predict streamflow

In a new study, a team of researchers at Colorado State University found that snow persistence — the amount of time snow remains on the ground — can be used…

Research trip to the mouth of the Amazon River: on the trail of the ocean’s material cycle

The Amazon River is almost 7,000 km long and is not only tremendously abundant but it also transports large quantities of trace metals such as iron and copper…

Researchers measure record erosion on Alaskan riverbank

According to estimates, Alaska's thawing permafrost soils cost the USA several 100 million dollars every decade – primarily because airports, roads, pipelines…

Comparing nutrient pollution: the Indian Pamba River and the Weser

Researchers from the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) have conducted measurements in a densely populated river basin in India. Besides…

Last chance for oasis in China's desert

The Tarim basin in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China is unique. No other natural landscape is located as far from the ocean. It has an extremely dry…

NOAA, partners predict an average 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico

Scientists are expecting that this year's Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, also called the “dead zone,” will be approximately 5,483 square miles or about the size…

Erosion, landslides and monsoon across the Himalaya

In these days, it was again tragically demonstrated that the Himalayas are one of the most active geodynamic regions of the world. Landslides belong to the…

Flameproof falcons and hawks

A Cooper's hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the world. A team of Canadian researchers made this…

Model offers more ease, precision for managing invasive Asian carp

Results illustrate the highest percentage of Asian carp eggs at risk of hatching occurs when the streamflow is low and when the water temperature is high. This…

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