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#101340
2014-10-09

Rivers recover natural conditions quickly following dam removal

A study of the removal of two dams in Oregon suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically, and that the biological recovery might outpace the physical recovery. In the end, the large pulse of sediment from dam rem ...

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#100665
2014-08-27

Dams versus rivers - the global battle

A new 'State of the World's Rivers' database shows how the world's rivers have been impoverished by dams and their ecosystems devastated - and provides a valuable resource to help save river basins that remain in good health.

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#100646
2014-08-26

Madagascar pochard, world's rarest bird, needs new home

The Madagascar pochard, the world's rarest bird, will not be able to thrive without a new wetland home. This is according to a study revealing that 96% of the chicks are dying at two to three weeks old. Conservationists say that human activity has driven the birds to one remaining wetland, but t ...

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#100469
2014-08-14

China Focus: Shrinking wetlands highlight need for legal protection

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The battle for the country's wetlands rages in China as farmers eager to boost meager incomes butt heads with government initiatives to preserve biodiversity.

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#99937
2014-07-03

Turning the material choking Russian rivers into sustainable water technology

Science turns legacy of poor Soviet agricultural practices into opportunities for purification, better irrigation and healthier rivers

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#99762
2014-06-19

Fish-eating spiders 'widespread'

Scientists have discovered that a number of spider species catch and eat fish.

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#99738
2014-06-18

Mekong River region named global biodiversity hotspot by WWF after 367 new species are discovered in two years

A skydiving gecko, a fish with genitals in its head and a cave-dwelling spider that has lost its eyes are among the 367 new species that have been discovered in the Greater Mekong region of South East Asia over the past two years, according to the WWF wildlife charity.

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#99704
2014-06-17

The most polluted rivers and streams in Europe

Europe's rivers are awash with organic chemicals that can kill or subtly harm aquatic life, according to the most extensive survey yet of pollution in the continent's major river basins.

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#99464
2014-06-03

Britain's urban rivers cleanest in 20 years

Scientists have found that Britain’s urban rivers are the cleanest they’ve been in over two decades.

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#99263
2014-05-23

History shows that parched Aral Sea can be restored

In less than a century, humanity destroyed the Aral Sea. It is one of the most emblematic environmental disasters. But now it seems the sea has collapsed at least twice before, and recovered both times.

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#99006
2014-05-09

'Rock Snot' Has Been Native to Much of the World for Thousands of Years

A type of freshwater algae, known as "rock snot," that infiltrates river bottoms and clumps on rocks is not an invasive species introduced into waterways by humans, a new study finds.

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#98460
2014-04-10

America's Most Endangered River: San Joaquin in California

As California's San Joaquin River meanders down from the Sierra Nevada across the Central Valley toward the San Francisco Bay, it loses water to farms and communities along the way. Now, amid drought, a national river conservation agency is calling on California to manage the San Joaquin's much- ...

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#98426
2014-04-08

Europe dams its last wild rivers

Europe intends to slice through its last wild rivers with a series of dams. The new hydropower stations will deliver much-needed power to the region, but may also change the face of the Balkans forever.

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#98413
2014-04-07

Partnership Protects America’s Largest Native Trout in Dry Nevada

Few places in the world keep their secrets as well as Northern Nevada. Ask anyone driving across the northern half of the state along U.S. Highway 50 (widely referred to as the “Loneliest Road in America”) what they saw, and the most common reply will be “a whole-lot-of-nothin’.”

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#98009
2014-03-17

Huge water pulse to bring Colorado river back from dead

FROM above it looks like a meandering yellow scar. On either side lie lush green polygons – the irrigated fields of the Mexicali valley just south of the US border, where tomatoes, cucumbers and onions grow in what should be a desert. The dusty smear running in between used to be the Colorado ri ...

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#97898
2014-03-06

Kerala Throttling its Golden Goose

ALAPPUZHA, (India), Mar 6 2014 (IPS) - Farming, tourism, poor fishing practices along with misdirected policies are muddying the famous backwaters of Kerala, one of India’s best known holiday destinations. Nowhere is this misuse more visible than in and around the 95-km-long Vembanad Lake.

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#97811
2014-02-27

Wild beavers seen in England for first time in centuries

Footage of a family of beavers filmed in a Devon river is believed to be the first sighting of its kind in up to 500 years

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#97632
2014-02-17

Namibia: National Wetland Policy On the Cards

Bwabwata — The Ministry of Environment and Tourism will in the next two years start to finalise the draft national policy on wetlands to provide the policy framework and guidance to the management of wetlands.

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#97317
2014-01-31

Belarus designates three new Ramsar sites

MINSK, 31 January (BelTA) - The nature reserves Vydritsa, Kozyansky and Pripyatsky National Park have been included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, Natalia Minchenko, the head of biological and landscape diversity at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment o ...

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#97325
2014-01-31

Nine steps to save waterways, fisheries identified by researchers

The key to clean waterways and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists.

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#97262
2014-01-29

Mexico's 'water monster' the axolotl may have vanished from natural habitat

Biologist says most recent attempt to net creature in the Xochimilco network of lakes resulted in none being found

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#97081
2014-01-17

Hydropower Struggle: Dams Threaten Europe's Last Wild Rivers

Europe's last remaining wild rivers flow through the Balkans, providing stunning scenery and habitat to myriad plants and animals. But hundreds of dam projects threaten to do irreparable harm to the region's unique biospheres -- to provide much needed electricity to the people who live there.

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#97017
2014-01-15

Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Streams and Rivers Examined

Jan. 14, 2014 — A relatively unknown, hidden, artificial stream, called a "flume," located in the basement of the Idaho Water Center at Broadway and Front streets in downtown Boise is the site of a collaborative research initiative by scientists from Boise State University and the University of ...

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#96785
2013-12-17

Plankton beats insecticides at mosquito control

Improving the biodiversity of ponds and lakes in malaria-endemic regions could offer a powerful and sustainable way to control malaria.

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#96706
2013-12-12

Extinction of Insects Affects Water Conditions

Dec. 9, 2013 — Biologist André Frainer shows in his thesis how important aquatic species richness is to the functioning of northern stream ecosystems. He defends his results at Umeå University in Sweden on December 6.

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#96547
2013-12-02

China's Hongjiannao Lake receding at rapid rate

BEIJING, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- China's largest desert freshwater lake is drying up at an accelerated rate due to coal mining and climate change, researchers say.

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#96448
2013-11-25

Lake clean-up leads to huge bird decline at sanctuary

Sometimes wildlife likes it dirty. When farmers in Northern Ireland cut the amount of fertiliser leaking from their land into Lough Neagh, the UK's biggest lake, the upshot was a dramatic decline in the number of migrating birds spending winter there.

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#96430
2013-11-22

India's polluted Ganges River threatens people's livelihoods

The Ganges is India's holiest river, considered a source of spiritual purification for devout Hindus. But today the river is among the world's most polluted, struggling under the pressures of modern India.

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#96359
2013-11-14

One of United Kingdom's largest lakes losing its bird population

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The largest lake in Britain and Ireland has lost three-quarters of its winter water birds in the past decade, researchers at Queen's University Belfast say.

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#96323
2013-11-12

Modern strains put Lake Victoria in critical condition

[NAIROBI] Pollution and overfishing in Lake Victoria have become so severe that scientists believe they threaten the health and livelihoods of millions of East Africans.

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#95950
2013-10-15

First Evidence That Dust and Sand Deposits in China Are Controlled by Rivers

Oct. 14, 2013 — New research published today in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews has found the first evidence that large rivers control desert sands and dust in Northern China.

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#95800
2013-10-03

Large lakes in Finland OK, coastal water quality poor

A new assessment of the ecological status of Finland's waters shows that 85% of the surface area of our lakes and 65% of our rivers are in a good or very good state. However, three-quarters of the surface area of our coastal waters are in a worse state. The main problem is eutrophication.

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#95809
2013-10-03

Healthy Local Lakes – New Water Management Tools for Citizens

Oct. 1, 2013 — Citizens have been reserved a major role in initiating, planning and implementing water management measures.

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#95772
2013-10-01

African manatee hanging on in Cameroon

In the Lower Basin of the Sanaga River in Cameroon, near Lake Ossa and the Douala-Edea National Parks, manatees swim and float about like round, potato-shaped mermaids.

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#95653
2013-09-25

Traditional Farm Practices Hold Promise for Philippines' Sick Rivers

An estimated 80 percent of Asia’s rivers are considered “sick,” meaning they suffer from pollution and the uncoordinated development of water resources. As conservationists rethink strategies to save rivers, young researchers in Manila are finding promise in an age-old watershed preservation app ...

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#95427
2013-09-06

Water voles 'decline by a fifth'

Conservationists say that habitat loss, predation by American mink, and changeable weather are to blame.

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#95433
2013-09-06

Wetlands Could Be Key In Revitalizing Acid Streams

A team of University of Texas at Arlington biologists working with the U.S. Geological Survey has found that watershed wetlands can serve as a natural source for the improvement of streams polluted by acid rain.

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#95386
2013-09-04

Zambia: Conservation of Kafue River Biodiversity

MOST vital surface water bodies in developing countries are under serious threat of degradation resulting from constant discharge of polluted effluents stemming from industrial, agricultural, mining and domestic/sewage activities, and Kafue is no exception.

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#95352
2013-09-03

Zambia: Conservation of Kafue River Biodiversity

MOST vital surface water bodies in developing countries are under serious threat of degradation resulting from constant discharge of polluted effluents stemming from industrial, agricultural, mining and domestic/sewage activities, and Kafue is no exception.

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#95314
2013-08-29

Biodiversity in Ontario's Great Lakes region may be greater than we thought

Branched Bartonia (Bartonia paniculata), a threatened species, is a spindly annual plant that grows to 40 cm tall and has tiny white flowers. Researchers at Trent University compared genetic data from the two geographically distinct populations of this small wetland plant, and found that the Mus ...

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#95286
2013-08-27

Human activity said making eastern U.S. rivers more alkaline

MILLBROOK, N.Y., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Human activity has impacted the water chemistry of streams and rivers in the eastern United States, with two-thirds becoming more alkaline, researchers say.

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#95180
2013-08-20

Kavvayi wetlands: The next Ramsar site in Kerala?

The Kavvayi backwaters, one of the major wetland ecosystems in North Kerala, is all set to be the next entrant into the Ramsar list of protected sites. The state environment department is busy preparing the proposal to bring the backwaters, situated near Payyannur, Kannur under Ramsar convention ...

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#95119
2013-08-14

Saving an Overburdened River

HOWICK, South Africa , Aug 14 2013 (IPS) - Over the course of a 28-day trek down South Africa’s Umgeni River, which flows from the pristine wetlands of the Umgeni Vlei Nature Reserve to the Durban coastline, Penny Rees, a coordinator for the Duzi uMngeni Conservation Trust, witnessed the polar o ...

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#95108
2013-08-13

European eels get a second chance at survival in UK rivers

Diminishing numbers to be reversed with eel passes on weirs and other river obstacles, to aid migration and breeding

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#94999
2013-08-06

Las Piñas-Parañaque wetland benefits from Aboitiz Group’s reforestation

THE Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), the latest site in the Philippines to become part of the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, was among the 16 locations of the simultaneous tree planting of the Aboitiz Group of Companies last week.

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#94916
2013-08-02

The vanishing wetlands in India

The destruction of nearly one-third of India’s wetlands is setting of alarm bells in conservation circles.

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#93890
2013-05-23

Thinking 'Big' May Not Be Best Approach to Saving Large-River Fish

May 22, 2013 — Large-river specialist fishes -- from giant species like paddlefish and blue catfish, to tiny crystal darters and silver chub -- are in danger, but researchers say there is greater hope to save them if major tributaries identified in a University of Wisconsin-Madison study become ...

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#93807
2013-05-22

Mangroves under threat as Cameroonians move toward coast

Mangroves that could protect Cameroon from rising seas may be subject to more pressure than they can bear, as people migrating to the country’s southwestern coast clear trees at a rate so fast they can’t regenerate, scientists at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) said.

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#93811
2013-05-22

Green Tribunal issues notices for damage to Dadri wetlands

Concerned over destruction of Dadri wetlands in the National Capital Region (NCR), the National Green Tribunal Wednesday issued notices to the union environment ministry and others for failing to take steps to protect the area.

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#93816
2013-05-22

World on course to run out of water, warns Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon has warned the world is on course to run out of freshwater unless greater efforts are made to improve water security.

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