Hydropower dams can harm coastal areas far downstream

Thousands of hydroelectric dams are under construction around the world, mainly in developing countries. These enormous structures are one of the world's largest sources of renewable energy, but they also cause environmental ...

Sand from glacial melt could be Greenland's economic salvation

As climate change melts Greenland's glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic nation: exporting excess ...

Fingerprint of ancient abrupt climate change found in Arctic

A research team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the fingerprint of a massive flood of fresh water in the western Arctic, thought to be the cause of an ancient cold snap that began around 13,000 years ...

Image: Yukon Delta

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of the Yukon Delta in the US state of Alaska.

How the Elwha dam removals changed the river's mouth

For decades, resource managers agreed that removing the two dams on the Elwha River would be a big win for the watershed as a whole and, in particular, for its anadromous trout and salmon. The dams sat on the river for more ...

Flowing toward cleaner rivers

What does a river researcher look like? The question may conjure images of people leaning over the sides of boats to gather water samples or standing in swirling currents with large nets to catch debris, chest-high waders ...

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