'Report card' gives Mississippi River basin a D+

A report card is out on the Mississippi River basin, and the grade is not good: a D+, with an aging transportation infrastructure topping the list of concerns.

The sustainable use of scarce water resources in Mongolia

To conserve and sustainably manage the scarce water resources of Mongolia, it is imperative that permanent and robust measures are introduced to address these issues. These are the commitments of the collaborative project ...

How do scientists predict the size of an oceanic 'dead zone'?

Later this month, NOAA will announce its prediction for how big the hypoxic "dead zone" will be in the Gulf of Mexico. This year the forecast will be based on an ensemble that incorporates the results of four different computer ...

Scientists tackling Gulf of Mexico hypoxia

Bouncing along the edge of a field, Larry Berry points across the pasture toward a tree line marking the path of a creek bed. A small plastic shed sits atop a wooden platform on stilts.

What is the world's widest river?

The Amazon River is a heck of a big tributary. Besides being one of the LONGEST rivers in the world, it also happens to be the WIDEST. While its estimated length of 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers) puts it under the Nile River, ...

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