24 September 2020, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
As the world's largest natural resource, water plays a central part in sustaining ecosystems and life on earth. Climate change impacts water resources and affects many sectors of the economy in many nations.
Restoring such areas as bogs and mangroves can prevent species extinction and have all sorts of other beneficial effects.
A new global study sheds light on how interactions between specific characteristics of catchments, such as carbon and pollution, affect aquatic plant diversity and function in freshwater environments.
Conservation of wetland ecosystems is essential for sustainable fresh water supply, flood mitigation and preserving biodiversity for plants, animals and humans, said a Fijian minister on Monday.
Wetlands are vital for humans, for other ecosystems and for our climate, providing essential ecosystem services such as water regulation, including flood control and water purification. Wetland biodiversity matters for our health, our food supply, for tourism and for jobs. Wetlands also absorb c ...
New Zealand’s government released a plan to reverse the decline of iconic lakes and rivers this week. It proposes higher standards for water quality, interim controls on land intensification and a higher bar on ecosystem health.
Reintroducing beavers to their native habitat is an important step towards solving the freshwater biodiversity crisis, according to experts.
Scientists have now quantified the global decline of big freshwater animals: From 1970 to 2012, global populations of freshwater megafauna declined by 88 percent - twice the loss of vertebrate populations on land or in the ocean.
Reference: SCBD/OES/DC/AC/88272 (2019-067)
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A SEVERE DROUGHT that has caused water levels in Southeast Asia’s Mekong River to drop to their lowest in more than 100 years could have devastating consequences for fish, as well as the tens of millions of people living and working along the river, experts warn.
Reservial Project: a pioneering initiative
After thriving for 200 million years, sturgeon were pushed near extinction by dams, pollution, and overfishing. Now they're rebounding around the U.S
Bangladesh's high court has granted the country's rivers the rights and status of "living entities" in a bid to save them from encroachment, a lawyer said Tuesday.
This July represents a critical opportunity to protect rivers and the World Heritage sites that depend on them.
New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes in populations of aquatic life, researchers argue in a perspective piece published today in Nature.
The Yangtze River Basin has unique biodiversity due to its distinctive geological history, topography and geographical location.
May 22 (UPI) -- As Earth's temperatures continue to rise, freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic are becoming unusually warm -- too warm for many native species.
No fishing for 500 miles: the river that runs clean through India While the Ganges is sacred but heavily polluted, the Chambal’s ‘cursed’ but pristine waters have proved a blessing for locals
Humans have altered the natural flow of rivers, adversely affecting biodiversity and the services that these watercourses provide.
A new study warns that many of the benefits rivers provide, from water to food to flood control, are increasingly at risk thanks to dams and diversions.
In the East African savanna landscape, hippos and their poop play a critical role.
FISHING has been a main source of livelihood for thousands of natives around Lake Tanganyika in Mpulungu district of Northern Province for many years.
28 September 2018, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Millions of fish in floating cages died suddenly this week in Lake Toba, the biggest lake in Indonesia.
New research reveals that many lakes in the continental United States are becoming "murkier, with potentially negative consequences for water quality and aquatic life.
Scientists wrestle with how to fight the effects of sea level rise and years of redirecting freshwater flow.
Community and researchers team up to study Great Slave Lake fish ecosystems
[CAIRO] After months of arduous negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan about the Renaissance Dam — mainly on keeping water quotas the same as pre-dam levels, and ensuring minimum annual water flow through the dam — it was a real surprise to see an announcement by the Egyptian government ...
July 10 (UPI) -- When wildfires and factories burn trees and fuel, only a portion of the carbon is released into the atmosphere. Combustion leaves behind a residue called black carbon.
In her nets she has perhaps fifty fish, a good enough catch, given she started fishing just five hours earlier. But, it is not sufficient to feed her eleven children.
The vast majority of Europe’s rivers, lakes and estuaries have failed to meet minimum ecological standards for habitat degradation and pollution, according to a damning new report.
Populations of freshwater dolphins in the Amazon basin are in steep decline, dropping by half about every decade at current rates, according to a new study.
Un pan important de la biodiversité des lacs et des rivières s’éteint sans qu’on s’en rende compte, révèlent des chercheurs britanniques qui ont scruté les cours d’eau du Pays de Galles pendant 30 ans et qui lancent un cri d’alarme mondial : une véritable « tragédie se cache sous la surface de l ...
Three quarters of freshwater species endemic to East Africa’s Lake Victoria basin face the threat of extinction, conservationists said on Monday, warning the biodiversity there was being “decimated”.
Small-scale hydropower projects are soaring in number across the Balkans — but they’re also destroying the region’s wild rivers and threatening one of Europe’s most biodiverse areas, according to environmental groups.
22 March 2018, New York, United States of America
By burning peatlands to make way for palm oil plantations and vegetable plots, therefore, locals risk destroying these swamps’ ecosystems while simultaneously releasing vast amounts of CO2 back into the atmosphere, thereby exacerbating the effects of climate change. To stop that from happening, ...
We bet you're thinking that keeping stock out of water, along with grass filters or native plantings along waterways are the equivalent of plastering over the nation's water quality cracks. Looks good, doesn't fix the problem – right? Well this might surprise you then, but no.
Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu last Monday vowed to uphold at least one policy pronouncement made by his predecessor, Regina Paz L. Lopez—declaring watersheds “off-limits” to mining operations. Watersheds are home to a diverse species of plants and animals, including those that are conside ...
2 February 2017, New York, United States of America