Researchers find human ancestors switched to eating grasses earlier than thought
Researchers' chance viewing of river cutoff forming provides rare insight
For University of Illinois river researchers, new insight into river cutoffs was a case of being in the right place at the right time.
Fake flooding impacts considered
Artificial flooding may be a water-efficient way to irrigate dry landscapes but scientists warn it is not a solution for all problems and the ecological impact needs more thorough monitoring.
Floods caused lead poisoning in UK cattle
A case of lead poisoning that killed two young cattle on a West Wales farm was caused by contaminated flood deposits, new research has revealed.
Flood: Rerouted levee stands the test
(Phys.org) —A restored floodplain with a high diversity of species and effective flood protection – these are the results of the large-scale nature protection project "Lenzener Elbtalaue". Under the direction ...
Unraveling the Napo's mystery
In the United States, rivers and their floodplains are well-documented and monitored. Ecuador's largest river, however, remains largely mysterious. Research led by Michigan State University is helping the ...
Variability of transparent organic particles in Arctic floodplain lakes
In the North American Arctic the Mackenzie River courses into the Beaufort Sea, the outlet of a watershed that drains a vast swath of the western Canadian landscape. At the river's mouth, the Mackenzie Delta is a broad floodplain ...
New research into flood impacts in the south of England
Research from the University of Southampton has developed and applied a method for understanding the effects and impacts of coastal flooding, which could contribute to more effective flood forecasting, defence ...
Planned dams in Amazon may have largely negative ecosystem impact
The Andean Amazon is becoming a major frontier for new hydroelectric dams, but an analysis of the potential impacts of these planned projects suggests that there may be serious ecological concerns to take into account. The ...
German research protects the Amazon rainforest
The forestry industry in a highly sensitive part of the Amazon rainforest has just become more sustainable thanks to the work of a team of researchers, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for ...
First satellite measurement of water volume in Amazon floodplain
For the first time, scientists have been able to measure the amount of water that rises and falls annually in the Amazon River floodplain.
The Meandering Channels of Mars
Sinuous channels on the Martian surface may be evidence of relatively recent rainfall. Researchers plan to test this hypothesis by studying sinuous streams on Earth.
Floodplain restoration project re-creating lost habitat
A partnership between Cranfield University, The Parks Trust and the Environment Agency will measure the environmental effects of restoring areas of floodplain forest habitat.
Image: Zambezi River, Zambia from orbit
This image from Envisat's radar shows the Zambezi River's floodplain in western Zambia.