Catalonia limits water use as Spain prays for rain

Barcelona and large swathes of Spain's northeast are going under water restrictions as a months-long drought that has devastated crops starts to put the pinch on human activities in the Mediterranean country.

Researchers develop a new method for analyzing rock glaciers

Standing on a rock glacier is what Tyler Meng imagines it would be like to stand on the surface of Mars. The glacier's barren and wrinkled landscape looks like Silly Putty that's drooped under gravity's pull, offering few ...

Methane emissions from reservoirs are increasing

Over time the water collected behind dams will release greater amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas with even worse effects than carbon dioxide, according to a recent study.

Climate change is affecting drinking water quality

Heat waves, drought, floods, forest fires—the consequences of climate change are increasing and are changing our environment. A prime example is the countryside in the catchment area for the Rappbode reservoir in the eastern ...

Fiber optics open new frontier for landslide monitoring

Reservoirs provide water storage, hydropower, and recreation for local communities. However, adding a reservoir significantly changes a landscape's geological conditions and ushers in new and unpredictable hazards—most ...

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