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Mersey Tidal Power: Plans for multibillion-pound barrage connecting Liverpool and Wirral unveiled

  2024-03-11 in Business Green

Tidal barrage connecting Liverpool and Wirral announced as the preferred option to harness renewable energy from the River Mersey

  Tagged under: UK | Tidal Energy | Rivers


Hundreds of thousands of fish found dead in Klamath River

  2024-03-02 by in KRCR TV

KRCR News Channel 7 and KCVU Fox 20 offers local and national news, sports, and weather forecasts to viewers in the Northstate including Redding, Shasta Lake, Shingletown, Anderson, Red Bluff, Corning, Chico, and Oroville. Coverage is also provided on the North Coast through KBVU Fox 28 and KAEF ABC 23.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


WWF shelved report exposing River Wye pollution ‘to keep Tesco happy’

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

The wildlife charity allegedly dropped a study highlighting farm pollution linked to the supply chain of its former supermarket partner

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Rivers


The disaster you could see from space: how a podcast went inside an eco catastrophe

  2024-03-01 in The Guardian

Nineteen dead, hundreds homeless and 700,000 taking legal action. Eco true-crime podcast Dead River delves into a Brazilian dam’s collapse – and how it’s led to the UK’s biggest ever class-action lawsuit

  Tagged under: Brazil | Collapse | Rivers


Risotto crisis: the fight to save Italy’s beloved dish from extinction

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

After drought devastated prized arborio and carnaroli harvests in the Po valley, new rice varieties offer a glimmer of hope. But none are yet suitable for use in the traditional recipe

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers


Oxfordshire housing development ‘should be blocked due to failing sewage system’

  2024-02-27 in The Guardian

Environment Agency objects to plans for 1,450 new homes, saying Thames Water’s Oxford plant cannot cope with more demand

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘Poisoned by chemicals’: citizen scientists prove River Avon is polluted

  2024-02-24 in The Guardian

Charity says the decline of invertebrates linked to chemicals in water while Environment Agency said Wiltshire river had not deteriorated

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


River 'effectively dead' and 'blighted by pollution and sewage fungus'

  2024-02-21 in Brighton Argus

Sewage has been pouring into a village pond and a chalk stream.

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘The river has been destroyed’: expert says agriculture has overshadowed science in the Murray-Darling Basin

  2024-02-20 in The Guardian

An ecologist who spent 36 years with NSW Fisheries says scientists working for the government are ‘aghast’ at the state of the Darling River but can’t speak publicly

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Enbridge Wants Line 5 Shutdown Order Overturned on Tribal Land in Northern Wisconsin - Inside Climate News

  2024-02-20 by in Inside Climate News

A “Hail Mary” legal tactic by the pipeline company invokes a 1977 pipeline treaty between the U.S. and Canada. The Bad River Band says the treaty is superseded by 1854 tribal treaty rights.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Fish v. electricity: Could Salem nuclear plant be shut down?

  2024-02-16 in Delaware Live

A judge in an obscure administrative court in Trenton, N.J., is set to hand down a ruling that could end a challenge to the Salem nuclear plant’s ability to pump billions of gallons of water…

  Tagged under: Fish | Electricity | Nuclear Power | Rivers


22: Religious groups as environmental activists

  2024-02-12 (or before) in Elgaronline from Edward Elgar Publishing

We first recall counterexamples where religion is used to exclude poor people from access to nature, e.g. high-caste Hindus consider rivers as sacred and simultaneously exclude Dalits from water use. We also recall the strong links between European Christianity and coloniality. Moreover, religion does not always mean organised religions with scriptures and clergy. In human societies, the difference between natural entities and anthropomorphic or zoomorphic religious beings is not clear cut. Snowed mountain tops are worshipped as Apus in the Andes. In India many Indigenous villages conserve sacred groves. In this thematic chapter...

  Tagged under: Rivers | Mexico | Religion | Indonesia | Africa | Activism


How One of the Nation's Fastest Growing Counties Plans to Find Water in the Desert - Inside Climate News

  2024-02-10 by in Inside Climate News

The booming population in the southwest corner of Utah has tapped out the Virgin River and its dreams of piping water from Lake Powell are running dry with the reservoir, leaving wastewater recycling and conservation as the best options to keep watering the growth.

  Tagged under: Rivers


DR Congo floods leave more than 2 million in need of aid: UNICEF

  2024-02-08 in La Prensa Latina

Kinshasa, Feb 8 (EFE).- More than 2 million people, 60 percent of them children, need humanitarian aid due to the floods in the last two months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund said. The Congo River, the world’s third largest by water discharge volume, has reached levels …

  Tagged under: Rivers | Women and Children | Congo


Toxic run-off from roads not monitored, BBC finds

  2024-02-02 in The BBC

River flowing past the famous white 'Bake Off' tent is among those polluted by chemicals and tyre particles.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Fury as water firm begins pumping wastewater into one of Britain's most celebrated river that is famed for its salmon and trout fishing | Daily Mail Online

  2024-01-27 (or before) in Daily Mail Online

Furious residents living on the banks of the Test chalk stream in Hampshire have said planned pumping works from Southern Water could introduce 'an Olympic swimming pool' of sewage into the river.'

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Salmon


River Cleddau group forms to stop 'ecological disaster'

  2024-01-26 in The BBC

The Cleddau Project group says its aim is to restore the river and stop its "irreversible decline".

  Tagged under: Rivers


Check for flooding in England - GOV.UK

  2024-01-05 (or before) in Check for flooding in England - GOV.UK

View current flood warnings and alerts for England and the national flood forecast for the next 5 days. Also check river, sea, groundwater and rainfall levels.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Sea Level


Labour accuses Sunak of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ over flood warnings

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

‘Significant’ impact of surface water and river flooding continues across England, as showers forecast for Friday

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | UK Politics | UK | Flooding | Rivers


Storm Henk-hit farmers call for stronger river defences

  2024-01-04 (or before) in The BBC

Thousands of acres of crops and productive farmland are under water thanks to Storm Henk's flooding.

  Tagged under: UK | Flooding | Storms. Hurricanes and Tornados | Extreme Rainfall | Farming | Adaptation | Rivers


Fears for river pollution as UK ditches EU farming rules after Brexit | The Independent

  2023-12-23 in The Independent

Farmers will no longer have to follow EU regulations in areas such as reducing agricultural runoff into rivers

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


‘Christmas stink’: UK’s traditional festive swims face rising tide of sewage

  2023-12-23 in The Guardian

Lib Dem analysis finds 4,574 hours of sewage has been spilled in festive swimming spots in the last year

  Tagged under: Rivers


Why Are Alaska's Rivers Turning Orange?

  2023-12-21 (or before) by in Scientific American

Streams in Alaska are turning orange with iron and sulfuric acid. Scientists are trying to figure out why

  Tagged under: Rivers | Alaska


‘The crisis has arrived’: An elder statesman unpacks the battle over the West's water

  2023-12-18 (or before) in Politico

Former Interior Secretary Babbitt talks about the big meeting in Las Vegas this week and the kind of concessions needed to save the crucial waterway.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River | Colorado State


Thousands of tonnes of dead fish wash ashore in Japan

  2023-12-11 (or before) in riverineherald.com.au

Thousands of tonnes of dead sardines have washed up on a beach in northern Japan for unknown reasons, officials say.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Japan


Record-breaking atmospheric river soaks Western Washington

  2023-12-05 in The Seattle Times

A warm and wet system is continuing to drive rainfall through the region into Wednesday, breaking records, raising gushing rivers and causing landslides.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Washington State


There's a crisis in the Yukon River

  2023-12-03 in Yahoo

EAGLE VILLAGE, Alaska - When Jody Potts-Joseph was growing up, her family mushed sled dogs during the harsh Alaskan winters to hunt and trap, feeding them salmon caught from the Yukon River by the thousands. But after rebuilding her sled dog team as an adult, Potts-Joseph, a member of the Han Gwich'in tribe, had to turn to store-bought dog food. The river that was once renowned for its salmon doesn't have enough to offer anymore.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and in

  Tagged under: Rivers | Salmon | Alaska


‘The river took it all’: Somalis wait for waters to recede as floods kill dozens

  2023-11-22 in The Guardian

Bilan reporters describe devastation across Somalia as ‘once-in-a-century’ floods hit a country reeling from a six-year drought

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Middle East | Africa


WE WON! DEFRA’s River Basin Management Planning unlawful, finds High Court

  2023-11-20 by in Fish Legal

In landmark ruling with far-reaching implications for UK’s polluted rivers Fish Legal and Pickering Fishery Association are celebrating a legal victory today, having won a landmark judicial review in the High Court against the Government and the Environment Agency of its defective river improvement plans. The Court ruled that the Government, and the Environment Agency, […]

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


‘Shocking and sad’: photographer’s project reveals wildlife lost to pollution in Yorkshire’s River Wharfe

  2023-11-11 in The Guardian

Mark Barrow returned to the site of an earlier shoot five years later and found aquatic life devastated by sewage

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


20 Calif. farm families use more Colorado River water than some states

  2023-11-10 (or before) in Desert Sun

Tens of millions of people rely on Colorado River water. But as its supply shrinks, these farmers get more water from the river than entire states.

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | California | Rivers | Colorado State


Food, soil, water: how the extinction of insects would transform our planet

  2023-11-10 in The Guardian

A new study doubles the number of species at risk of extinction to 2m, driven by the latest data on insects. Losing these tiny creatures would have huge implications for life on Earth

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Rivers | Wildlife | Insects


Amazon tragedy as endangered river dolphins die in hot water

  2023-11-06 in Whale and Dolphin Conservation

The climate crisis is accelerating at such an alarming rate that some whale and dolphin populations haven’t got time to adapt. More frequent and severe droughts and heatwaves are threatening the survival of species and ecosystems that are crucial to our own existence. When 155 endangered river dolphins died suddenly in Lake Tefé in Brazil, this heartbreaking event gave us a stark warning of the severity of the situation.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Amazon Rainforest | Whales and Dolphins | Brazil | Heatwaves


‘Everything is parched’: Amazon struggles with drought amid deforestation

  2023-11-06 in The Guardian

By now, the rivers should be full. But large-scale cattle farming, the climate crisis and weather events like El Niño mean Brazil is near the point of no return

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Cattle and Dairy Farming | El Niño | Brazil | Trees | Rivers


Alabama in billion-dollar showdown with EPA

  2023-11-01 (or before) in Alabama Local News

Can Alabama leave its 100 million tons of coal ash in unlined ponds along rivers, or will the state be forced to dig them out?

  Tagged under: Rivers | Alabama


‘For us, the Amazon isn’t a cause, it’s our home’: the riverside communities stranded by the climate crisis

  2023-10-31 in The Guardian

The historic drought in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has reduced the Rio Negro to a trickle and put at risk the livelihoods of remote Indigenous and riverside communities

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil | Rivers


Environmental group offers tourists bird’s-eye view on Northwest conservation issues - OPB

  2023-10-22 in Oregon Public Broadcasting

A conservation group is helping people see a different perspective of the Snake River dams in southeastern Washington.

  Tagged under: Oregon | Washington State | Rivers


Storm Babet: ‘risk to life’ flood warnings issued for parts of England and Scotland

  2023-10-21 in The Guardian

Three severe flood alerts in place around River Derwent in Derbyshire as Environment Agency warns flooding could last until Tuesday

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘Everything out the faucet is salt’: Louisianans struggle as drinking water crisis persists

  2023-10-20 in The Guardian

New Orleans has avoided losing drinking water due to a saltwater ‘wedge’ traveling up the Mississippi River – but in Plaquemines parish, it has already happened

  Tagged under: Rivers | Louisiana


River Wye: Judicial review granted over agricultural pollution

  2023-10-20 in The BBC

Campaign group River Action argues guidance to the Environment Agency is preventing prosecutions.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Unrelenting Drought Clobbers the Amazon

  2023-10-20 in Countercurrents

Share:Share on WhatsAppShare on FacebookShare on X (Twitter)Share on TelegramShare on RedditShare on EmailGlobal warming is consuming vast portions of the planet with a swagger that defies all expectations. Rivers in the Amazon rainforest are drying up. This is not supposed to be happening to such an extent, even during the dry season. After all, […]

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers


Amazon River hits record low level in Brazil amid drought, heat

  2023-10-18 in Axios

The drought is also driving fires that are smothering Brazilian cities with smoke.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Brazil


Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia

  2023-10-18 in The Guardian

Forest fires leave Manaus with second worst air quality in the world, while low river levels cut off communities

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Forest Fires | Rivers | El Niño | South America | Brazil | Wildfires | Trees


How Climate Change Affects Water Markets Globally

  2023-10-18 in Bloomberg

More extreme weather is reshaping the availability of water, a commodity embedded in almost every product bought and sold in international markets

  Tagged under: Drought | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Water Resources | Rivers


Strange methane leak discovered at the deepest point of the Baltic Sea baffling scientists

  2023-10-11 in Live Science

A huge methane leak discovered in the Baltic Sea spans 7.7 square miles, with masses of gas bubbles rising almost all the way to the ocean surface.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Rivers


Saltwater threat to Louisiana drinking water to grow across US, experts warn

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Louisiana residents face crisis as seawater penetrates low-lying Mississippi but scientists say other coastal cities likely to be affected over time

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Louisiana | Sea Level


Indigenous Amazonians urge Brazil to declare emergency over severe drought

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Drought and heatwave has killed fish in rivers as Indigenous umbrella group Apiam says villagers have no water, food or medicine

  Tagged under: Fish | Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil | Trees | Rivers


Weather tracker: dry September in parts of Europe leaves rivers running low

  2023-10-09 in The Guardian

Concern as significantly lower level of the Rhine could have big impact on transportation

  Tagged under: Rivers


Flooding risk remains high in parts of Scotland despite rain easing

  2023-10-08 (or before) in The BBC

River levels are continuing to rise and the ground is saturated, increasing the risk of flooding.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Hundreds of potentially toxic road runoff outfalls polluting England’s rivers

  2023-10-05 in The Guardian

Exclusive: No regulator is monitoring scale of impact of dangerous chemicals on wildlife or public health

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Wildlife | Health


Deaths of 120 Amazon dolphins linked to severe drought, high temperatures | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera

  2023-10-04 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Amazon River’s pink, grey dolphins are a threatened species and among the few freshwater dolphins found in the world.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Brazil


More than 100 dolphins dead in Amazon as water hits 102 degrees Fahrenheit | CNN

  2023-10-01 by in CNN

More than a hundred dolphins have been found dead in the Brazilian Amazon amid an historic drought and record-high water temperatures that in places have exceeded 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | South America | Brazil | Health


Water Wise Farming – Welsh Dee Trust River Dee

  2023-09-27 (or before) in Welsh Dee Trust River Dee – Protect, conserve, promote and enhance the River Dee

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


A saltwater wedge climbing the Mississippi River threatens drinking water - The Washington Post

  2023-09-21 in The Washington Post

A saltwater wedge is making its way up the drought-stricken Mississippi River, threatening drinking water. New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell signed an emergency declaration Friday.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Louisiana


Treated and untreated sewage greatest threat to river biodiversity, says study

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

More water company regulations and improvements at treatment plants needed to protect rivers, say authors

  Tagged under: Rivers


Oxygen levels are dropping in rivers across the US and central Europe | New Scientist

  2023-09-20 (or before) in New Scientist

Rivers in the US and central Europe are losing their ability to hold oxygen because of rising temperatures, which could put fish at risk

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Study finds human-driven mass extinction is eliminating entire branches of the tree of life

  2023-09-19 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The passenger pigeon. The Tasmanian tiger. The Baiji, or Yangtze river dolphin. These rank among the best-known recent victims of what many scientists have declared the sixth mass extinction, as human actions are wiping out vertebrate animal species hundreds of times faster than they would otherwise disappear.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Whales and Dolphins


Rainforest Investigations Network

  2023-09-19 (or before) in pulitzercenter.org

The Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN) harnesses investigative reporting and cross-border collaboration to expose the intersection of climate change, corruption, and governance in the Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. READ THE REPORTING | HOW IT WORKS | JOIN THE NETWORK | IMPACT HOW IT WORKS Each year of the initiative, the Pulitzer Center puts out a call for applications to dedicate a whole year to investigating deforestation in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions. In its first year, RIN selected 13 Fellows from 10 countries. In the second year, the group expanded to 19 Fellows from 12 countries...

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Congo | Rivers | Brazil | Trees


Malaysia: Timber giant Samling withdraws lawsuit against SAVE Rivers

  2023-09-19 (or before) in business-humanrights.org

  Tagged under: Rivers


Ministers may have broken law over sewage dumping in England, says watchdog

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

Government may be letting firms discharge raw sewage more often than law allows, says Office for Environmental Protection

  Tagged under: Rivers


Po river drought in 2022 was the worst of the last two centuries

  2023-09-06 (or before) in Nature

Analysis shows last year’s water shortage was by far the most severe since records began, most probably triggered by global warming. Analysis shows last year’s water shortage was by far the most severe since records began, most probably triggered by global warming.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers


As Colorado River shrinks, California farmers urge 'one-dam solution'

  2023-09-05 in Los Angeles Times

Some California farmers are urging the federal government to consider draining Lake Powell, supporting environmentalists’ push for a ‘one-dam solution.’

  Tagged under: Rivers | Drought | Colorado River | California


The Climate Crisis Could Mean the Twilight of the American West

  2023-09-03 by in Rolling Stone - Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

In an excerpt from his book River Notes, leading anthropologist Wade Davis recalls how the taming of the Colorado River in the 1960s — ‘nature serves man’ went the thinking — helped sha…

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River | California


Michael Gove’s U-turn on water is a weaselly move

  2023-09-02 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Early this year The Times dedicated itself to a Clean It Up campaign to restore Britain’s rivers and waterways to ecological health. How are ministers doing in

  Tagged under: Rivers | Health


River Mole August Health Report!

  2023-08-31 in River Mole River Watch, campaigning to end water pollution, river Mole United Kingdom

Our August River Mole River Watch test result are in! Our fantastic citizen scientists were out collecting data across the entire catchment last weekend. Sadly the results show some of the worst phosphate pollution levels so far with the highest catchment average phosphate level yet recorded. More tributaries than ever also scored off-scale 2.50ppm which indicates a BAD water quality status, the lowest status possible indicating a major impact on ecological health. The average phosphate level fo

  Tagged under: Rivers | Health


New Housing Plans Could Cause 'Total Ecological Collapse' Of UK Rivers, Warn Campaigners

  2023-08-29 in Huffington Post UK

Levelling up secretary Michael Gove is set to announce plans to make it easier to build houses near rivers, according to reports.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Housing | Rivers | Collapse


Environmental crisis looms as Murray cod virtually disappear from NSW Lower Darling

  2023-08-28 in The Guardian

NSW Fisheries survey from May reveals attempts at repopulating river after 2018-19 drought appear to have failed

  Tagged under: Drought | Fish | Rivers


England’s rivers at risk as Michael Gove rips up rules on new housing

  2023-08-28 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Announcement set to anger environmentalists, but builders say nutrient neutrality laws are exacerbating housing crisis

  Tagged under: Housing | Rivers


Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Yale E360

A growing body of evidence indicates that the continuing destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in precipitation that could lead to drought in key agricultural areas in China, India, and the U.S. Midwest.  

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers | Trees


Widespread Gold and Mineral Mining Causes Negative Impact on Tropical Rivers, Satellites Images Reveal

  2023-08-24 by in Science Times | Daily Top Science News and Features

Analysis of satellite images has revealed that the increased mining activity in rivers across the tropics has degraded the ecosystems and threatens human health. Find out more about it in this article.

  Tagged under: Minerals | Rivers | Health


Iowa GOP fighting water protections. KS, MO are downstream | The Kansas City Star

  2023-08-24 in kansascity.com

Agricultural pollution contaminates rivers and streams like the Mississippi River. Republicans shut down a chemist monitoring water quality.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Our Time on the River

  2023-08-23 by in resilience

We might now wish to slow things down, but modernity was built on a lie; a fatal flaw. If we voiced the command: “Slow down, Hal,” we’d get the response:  “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

  Tagged under: Rivers


Wild swimmers buy nose clips and snorkels to keep out sewage

  2023-08-21 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Wild swimmers are investing in snorkels, nose clips and ear protection sprays to guard against sickness caused by sewage in seas and rivers.Water companies hav

  Tagged under: Rivers


'Torrent' of sewage pumped into river at Leicestershire beauty spot - Leicestershire Live

  2023-08-21 (or before) by Julia Breens in leicestermercury.co.uk

  Tagged under: Rivers


France's EDF takes 1.3 GW nuclear reactor offline amid heatwave

  2023-08-21 (or before) in MSN

PARIS (Reuters) - French power company EDF said it took its 1.3 gigawatt nuclear reactor Golfech 2, located close to the southern town of Toulouse, offline on Monday citing environmental reasons as the country goes through a spell of excessively hot weather. Water temperature levels at two other plants along the Rhone river in the southeast were seen surpassing the government guidance for nuclear

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Rivers


Fury as national health check of England’s waters faces six-year wait

  2023-08-19 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Assessment that used to happen annually will now take six years despite rising concerns

  Tagged under: Rivers | Health


LA Hurricane Hilary: Tropical Storm Warning issued in Southern California for 1st time

  2023-08-18 (or before) in FOX 11 Los Angeles

The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Southern California for the very first time as the remnants of Hurricane Hilary were expected to hit the region over the weekend.

  Tagged under: Rivers | California


Floodwaters send mobile home crashing into bridge

  2023-08-16 (or before) in The BBC

Several caravans are seen floating down the Hemsila river in Norway before being crushed.

  Tagged under: Rivers


River Wye: Pollution not caused by farming, says NFU - BBC News

  2023-08-15 (or before) in The BBC

The river's status is downgraded to "unfavourable" due to poultry farming concerns.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


Ecosystems near Texas-Mexico border ‘choking’ from efforts to stop migrants

  2023-08-11 in The Guardian

Greg Abbott, the state governor, has deployed fences, razor wires and buoys along the Rio Grande, demolishing the environment

  Tagged under: Rivers | Texas | Mexico


Heavy rains cause flooding across central Europe

  2023-08-08 (or before) in europeangreens.eu

Countries in central Europe have been hit by severe flooding this week. Extreme rainfall has caused rivers across the region to break their banks, with the Danube and Elbe particularly affected. People living in affected regions in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia have been evacuated from their homes. 13 people are known to have died.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Colorado River has lost 10tn gallons of water since 2000 due to climate crisis

  2023-07-27 in The Guardian

Volume of water lost equal to Lake Mead, US’s largest reservoir, or enough water to fill around 15bn Olympic-sized pools, study finds

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River


Fish Legal taking Southern Water to the Criminal Courts - Fish Legal

  2023-07-18 in Fish Legal

Fish Legal has started a private prosecution against Southern Water for polluting the river Test in Hampshire

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Heatwave forces French nuclear power plants to limit energy output

  2023-07-14 (or before) in Euronews

The high temperature warning has come early this year but will affect fewer nuclear power plants.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Rivers


River ‘dying’ after farmers lobbied to weaken protections

  2023-07-13 (or before) in openDemocracy

Exclusive: National Farmers’ Union boasted about months of lobbying to weaken enforcement of environmental regulation

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


Loophole lets farmers pollute England’s rivers with excess manure – report

  2023-07-13 in The Guardian

Investigation finds polluting farmers may not face action after breaking the rules

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


FEMA Stretched Beyond Climate Response as Disasters Balloon

  2023-07-13 (or before) in news.bloomberglaw.com

Atmospheric rivers drenched California and deadly storms crept toward Mississippi as Deanne Criswell sat in her corner office in Washington, D.C., and tackled a loaded question: Is it all too much for FEMA?

  Tagged under: Storms. Hurricanes and Tornados | Extreme Rainfall | Flooding | Extreme Weather | Rivers | California


Cornwall sea and rivers are most polluted by sewage in the UK - Cornwall Live

  2023-07-08 (or before) by Lisa Letcher in Cornwall Live

  Tagged under: Rivers


England’s water firms should pay to fix illegal discharges, high court to hear

  2023-07-04 in The Guardian

WildFish charity says £56bn plan to reduce sewage dumping from storm overflows is illegal because it expects customers to foot bill

  Tagged under: Rivers


Thames Water dumped ‘millions of litres’ of sewage near Gatwick Airport river killing more than 1,000 fish | The Independent

  2023-07-04 (or before) in The Independent

Untreated sewage was pumped into River Mole near Crawley for six and a half hours, turning water black

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Thames Water fined £3.3 million after ‘millions of litres’ of sewage pumped into rivers near Gatwick | The Independent

  2023-07-04 (or before) in The Independent

Thames Water had shown a ‘deliberate attempt’ to mislead the Environment Agency over the incident

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Legal challenge from WildFish to be heard in the High Court | Wildfish

  2023-07-03 by in WildFish | Working To Protect Wild Fish & Their Waters

“We have one simple ask of the Government: enforce the existing law to stop water companies dumping raw sewage into our rivers”.  On 4 July, the legal challenge brought by WildFish, which seeks to have the Government’s sewage plan rejected as unlawful and re-written, will be heard in the High Court. WildFish wants the Government […]

  Tagged under: Rivers


Mounting debts and public anger could finally sink water companies in England and Wales

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

Firms have loaded up debt to pay dividends and been fined millions for dumping raw sewage into rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers | Finance


River Thames was pumped full of oxygen in 2022 to prevent fish deaths | New Scientist

  2023-06-26 (or before) in New Scientist

Falling oxygen levels caused by sewage and hot weather saw a specialised boat deployed for 11 days in August to save plants and fish

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Ecological tipping points could occur much sooner than expected, study finds

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Amazon rainforest and other ecosystems could collapse ‘very soon’, researchers warn

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife | Collapse | Trees | Tipping Points


Tribes seek greater involvement in talks on Colorado River water crisis

  2023-06-16 in Los Angeles Times

The federal government is opening negotiations on long-term plans for the Colorado River. Leaders of tribes say they don't want to be left out of key talks.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Colorado River


Rivers fishermen lament fresh oil spillage

  2023-06-15 by in Punch newspapers - Breaking News, Nigerian News & Top Stories

They lamented that the river is a major source of livelihood for about 300 registered fishermen in the area.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


OMEX Agriculture Ltd to pay £510,190 for wiping out over 135,000 fish

  2023-06-15 (or before) in GOV.UK

A faulty pipe leaked deadly fertiliser into River Witham, stretching 46km in ‘one of the largest environmental incidents ever recorded in Lincolnshire’.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


River in ‘wettest place in England’ in Lake District almost completely dry

  2023-06-14 in The Guardian

Experts are warning of disastrous conditions for wildlife at upper River Derwent in Borrowdale

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Wildlife


One of the wettest places in England has almost completely dry rivers and dangerous conditions for wildlife

  2023-06-13 (or before) in West Cumbria Rivers Trust (WCRT)

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Wildlife


Facing the Dragon: California’s Nasty Ecological Debts

  2023-06-11 in California WaterBlog | A biologist, economist, engineer and geologist walk onto a bar…

By Andrew L. Rypel “Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.” ~N. Morris Pre-dam view of the Tuolumne River stretching across Hetch Hetchy Valley in the early…

  Tagged under: Rivers | California | Finance


England raw sewage taskforce has only met once in last year, FoI request reveals

  2023-06-08 in The Guardian

Storm overflows group has been promoted by ministers as evidence they are taking issue seriously

  Tagged under: Rivers


Outrage over water firm’s response to concerns over quality of River Nidd - The Stray Ferret

  2023-06-05 by in thestrayferret.co.uk

Yorkshire Water has sparked outrage by appearing to suggest pollution in rivers such as the Nidd was partly down to a “change in expectations” from residents.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Pigs, rabbits and fish are dying from searing temperatures in China | CNN Business

  2023-06-02 by in CNN

With parts of China experiencing record high temperatures and heavy rains, reports of farm animals and crops suffering from extreme weather patterns are dominating headlines in the country, raising concerns about food security in the world’s second largest economy.

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Fish | Flooding | Rivers | Health | Food Production and Consumption | El Niño | Trees | Finance


River Wye ecological status downgraded as sewage turns water into ‘pea soup’

  2023-06-01 (or before) in The Telegraph

Waterway’s health is reclassified to unfavourable by Natural England as it faces a decline in key species

  Tagged under: Rivers | Health


Colorado River Is on Life Support, and 40 Million People Depend on It for Water

  2023-05-31 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

Vulnerable communities may be at risk of reduced water supply under a new Colorado River agreement.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River


Accountability Needed at the Country’s Most Toxic Site

  2023-05-26 by in Counter Punch

On the edge of Washington state, just a few miles from the great Columbia River, boiling radioactive sludge is seeping out of a huge underground tank

  Tagged under: Rivers | Washington State


Minister 'pretty fed up' with sewage spills after water firms issued apology

  2023-05-22 (or before) in Sky News

Untreated sewage was pumped into England's rivers and seas at least 301, 091 times last year, according to data from the environment agency - a situation the environment secretary agreed was not "acceptable".

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘The whole thing stinks’: water firms to pay out £14.7bn in dividends as customers foot sewage costs

  2023-05-20 in The Guardian

With cost of cleanup to be passed on to bill payers, analysis shows they will also pay £624 more by 2030 to fund investor payouts

  Tagged under: Rivers


Sepa accused of being 'asleep on the job' after more pollution pumped into River Dee

  2023-05-18 (or before) in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Highlands news | The Press & Journal

Last week's siting of heavy silted liquid being poured into the water has been reported over 15 times in the last year. 

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘The city was underwater’: quarter of a million Somalis flee flooded homes

  2023-05-17 in The Guardian

Climate crisis a key factor in flash flooding of Beledweyne as rains end drought and Shabelle River breaks its banks

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa | Rivers | Middle East


Devastating floods in Italy claim lives and leave thousands homeless

  2023-05-17 in The Guardian

Twenty-one rivers burst their banks after heavy storms across country cause landslides and submerge villages

  Tagged under: Rivers


'Without water, we are nothing!': Spain's crippling drought reignites tensions over Tagus river

  2023-05-13 (or before) in Inkl

An early scorching heatwave across Spain has worsened the impact of the country's long-term drought, causing unprecedented damage to the country's crops. As farmers grow desperate for irrigation, the government's plan to limit the rerouting of water from the nation's longest river – the Tagus – for agricultural purposes lies…

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming | Rivers


Firm releases almost 800kg of ‘forever chemical’ a year into Lancashire river

  2023-04-29 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Environment Agency finds ‘very persistent, mobile and toxic’ PFAS in effluent legally discharged near Wyre estuary

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Rivers


How 'rewiggling' Swindale Beck brought its fish back - BBC News

  2023-04-25 (or before) in The BBC

How re-wiggling artificially straightened rivers can give nature a boost.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


American Rivers

  2023-04-18 (or before) in American Rivers

It’s not just that rivers make our lives better. We can’t survive without them.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Colorado River snaking through Grand Canyon most endangered US waterway – report

  2023-04-18 in The Guardian

Unique ecosystem on the brink of collapse due to climate crisis and mismanagement, says conservation group American Rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River | California | Collapse


Renationalise water companies to put 'environment before profits', says Tory councillor | bordonherald.com

  2023-04-16 (or before) in Bordon News - local news at the heart of the community

The UK’S water companies should be renationalised to put “people and our environment before private profits”, a Conservative councillor has said after the extent of sewage discharges into the River Wey were revealed.

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘It's a community coming together’: an army of volunteers fight to save their river – video

  2023-04-13 by in The Guardian

Angela Jones has spent her life swimming in the Rivers Wye and Usk. Five years ago she began to notice the impact of pollution and decided to fight back. Now an army of volunteers have come together to gather data and evidence, and bring about change, before it is too late

  Tagged under: Rivers


US considers imposing Colorado River water cuts to western states

  2023-04-11 in The Guardian

Depending on the plan, either California would be the most affected, or Arizona and Nevada would be parched

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River | California | Colorado State


Indigenous communities fight Canada's 'holy shit' fix for tar sands wastewater ⋆ The Breach

  2023-04-11 by in The Breach Canada

Water protectors, environmentalists, and scientists are campaigning to stop Canada's plan to release treated tar sands tailings waste into the Athabasca River

  Tagged under: Rivers


More Than a Decade of Megadrought Brought a Summer of Megafires to Chile - Inside Climate News

  2023-04-09 by in Inside Climate News

CHIGUAYANTE, Chile—As the dark curtain descended, turning the blazing afternoon sun over the braided currents of the Bío Bío River into a burnt orange twilight, a firefighting helicopter with a gigantic bucket dangling below it emerged from the gloom and followed the river back toward the city of Concepcion. Life in Chiguayante, across the river […]

  Tagged under: Chile | Rivers


Farmer to be sentenced for causing huge damage to river Lugg in Herefordshire

  2023-04-09 (or before) in Hereford Times

A COURT has been told it could cost nearly £700,000 to restore the river Lugg and its banks in Kingsland after a farmer bulldozed and reprofiled it.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


Concerns mount over plans to dump radioactive wastewater into Hudson River

  2023-04-08 in Hudson Valley One

Strange turns of phrase begin to crop up when the operator of a decommissioned nuclear power plant looks to dump hundreds of thousands of gallons of radioactive wastewater into a river that changes directions four times a day and provides drinking water to numerous communities up and down the river.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Rivers


EDF’s riverside reactor build plans “irresponsible” – expert | Montel

  2023-04-08 (or before) in Montel

(Montel) France’s plan to build two riverside reactors is “irresponsible”, given the acceleration of global warming-related water strain, nuclear expert and critic Yves Marignac told Montel.

  Tagged under: France | Nuclear Power | Rivers


Local groups denied access to reasons for refusal of English river bathing areas

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Campaigners aiming to clean up waterways lodge complaint after government rejects FoI requests for details why applications failed

  Tagged under: Rivers


Water regulator's £1bn plans to reduce sewage discharges will only stop 3pc of spills

  2023-04-05 (or before) in The Telegraph

Water companies will be allowed to spend £1.1bn to improve over 250 storm overflows, reducing the annual average of spills by 10,000

  Tagged under: Rivers


Raw sewage discharged into English rivers more than 300,000 times in 2022

  2023-04-02 (or before) in Yorkshire Bylines

‘Unparalleled negligence’ by water companies continues to create consequences

  Tagged under: Rivers


Raw sewage dumped into english rivers over 800 times a day, data reveals - River Action UK

  2023-03-31 by in River Action UK

Recently released data from the Environmental Agency shows the disgraceful performance of the nation’s water companies.

  Tagged under: Rivers


River Pollution Facts

  2023-03-31 (or before) in Zero Hour - Join the campaign for the Climate & Ecology Bill

  Tagged under: Rivers


Starmer accuses government of ‘turning Britain’s waterways into an open sewer’

  2023-03-31 in The Guardian

Lib Dems call for Thérèse Coffey to resign after raw discharges sent into English rivers 825 times a day last year

  Tagged under: Rivers


Ocean salmon fishing ban off California and Oregon as stocks plummet

  2023-03-24 in The Guardian

Adult fall-run Chinook salmon returned to California’s rivers in near record low numbers in 2022

  Tagged under: Oregon | Oceans | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | California


World Water Day 2023: The State of English Chalk Streams - River Action UK

  2023-03-22 by in River Action UK

On this World Water Day, we want to focus our attention on the importance of chalk streams and advocate for the sustainable management of these unique and vulnerable freshwater resources.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Water Resources


Politicians call for action on Menindee mass fish deaths

  2023-03-19 by in The New Daily - Latest News Headlines From Australia & World

Politicians are calling for the urgent removal of the millions of dead fish clogging the waterways of the Darling-Baaka River near Menindee.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


What you CAN'T see in the Tennessee River

  2023-03-19 (or before) by in ArcGIS StoryMaps

A closer look at pollution in the river

  Tagged under: Rivers


Minnesota power plant leaks 400,000 gallons of radioactive water

  2023-03-19 (or before) in YouTube

A nuclear power plant along the Mississippi River in Monticello, Minnesota, has leaked more than 400,000 gallons of radioactive water due to a broken pipe. N...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Rivers


‘Historic moment’ for nature as Europe’s first wild river national park announced in Albania

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

A project with outdoor gear company Patagonia and NGOs will protect the Vjosa, one of the continent’s last free-flowing waterways

  Tagged under: Rivers


Musk company wants to dump millions of gallons of treated wastewater in Texas

  2023-03-15 (or before) by in Chron: Houston News, Sports, Entertainment, Food and Drink - Chron

A Musk-affiliated LLC has filed a request to dump 142,500 gallons per day near Bastrop.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Rivers | Cars | Texas | Tesla


Protecting British Waterways

  2023-03-13 in Christian Climate Action - Direct action, public witness for the climate

In recent years there has been growing outrage at the state of British rivers. For example, water companies discharged raw sewage into rivers in England more than 400,000 times in 2020, according t…

  Tagged under: Rivers


UK river levels already at record lows forecast to be ‘devastated’ by dry spring

  2023-03-13 in The Guardian

Campaigners say government and water companies have not done enough to conserve water supplies

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers


‘Very precarious’: Europe faces growing water crisis as winter drought worsens

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Multiple governments warn of critical water shortages as heatwaves and lack of rain leave river systems depleted

  Tagged under: Spain | Heatwaves | Drought | France | Rivers


High court grants hearing on ‘weak’ plan to cut England sewage discharges

  2023-02-14 in The Guardian

Good Law Project to argue government scheme will lead to raw sewage being discharged into waterways for decades

  Tagged under: Rivers


Exporting the Colorado River to Asia, Through Hay

  2023-02-06 (or before) in National Geographic

As the West suffers long-term drought, experts look for ways to save water while still supporting local farmers.

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Drought | Rivers


Shrewsbury residents threaten to withhold water bill payments in disgust at raw sewage washing up

  2023-02-02 (or before) in Shropshire Star

Environmental campaigners say they are considering holding off on paying their water rates because of ongoing concerns about overflowing sewage on a footpath and pollution of the River Severn.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Colorado River: US states fail to reach deal on cutting water use - BBC News

  2023-02-01 (or before) in The BBC

More than 40 million people in seven Western states rely on the drought-stricken Colorado River.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | Colorado State


What Is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

  2023-01-31 (or before) in Sustainable & Eco Friendly eCommerce Packaging | SR Mailing

The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch is considered by many to be one of humanity’s biggest crimes against the planet – and really, just the name of it gives away the horror of what it actually is, considering the size of the Pacific Ocean. We talk a lot about what can be done to save the planet here at SR Mailing, and that’s because we’re absolutely passionate about it! The fact that there is so much to be done, and that there is so much that we can all be doing in our daily lives that can help us to save planet Earth from global warming and climate change. The issue, of course, is much, much bigger than...

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Methane | Fish | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs | California | South America | BP | Sea Level | Indonesia


Thérèse Coffey gives water companies 27 years to keep polluting rivers and beaches with sewage

  2023-01-31 by in inews.co.uk

  Tagged under: Rivers


Thames Water’s real-time map confirms raw sewage discharges

  2023-01-23 in The Guardian

Effluent in Gloucestershire river pinpointed by digital map as water companies accused of routinely pumping out waste to rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


NASA Measures Underground Water Flowing From Sierra to Central Valley

  2023-01-23 (or before) in NASA Sea Level Change Portal

This source accounts for about 10% of all the water that enters this highly productive farmland, including rivers and rain.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Sea Level


Fury as rivers of sewage swamp Dorset village - Dorset Live

  2023-01-22 (or before) by Edward Church in Dorset Live

  Tagged under: Rivers


California’s rainstorm hell ‘among the most deadly disasters in our history’

  2023-01-16 in The Guardian

The series of storms that have pummeled the state have killed at least 19 people and left swaths of land flooded

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Rivers | California


Landmark decision on mega poultry farm could mean ‘life or death’ of River Wye

  2023-01-10 in The Guardian

Welsh government considers whether to block plan after experts say manure from intensive units is turning Wye into ‘pea soup’

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


'An environmental disaster': Sewage flows into iconic Hampshire chalk stream

  2023-01-05 (or before) in hampshirechronicle.co.uk

SEWAGE that is currently flowing into the River Itchen is an "environmental disaster", a resident has said.

  Tagged under: Rivers


EDM Map | Storm discharge data | River health | Thames Water

  2023-01-05 (or before) in thameswater.co.uk

  Tagged under: Rivers | Health


‘Streams as toilets’: Thames Water’s real-time map shows scale of sewage dumps

  2023-01-05 in The Guardian

Data reveals hundreds of hours of discharges via storm overflows in some locations

  Tagged under: Rivers


Opinion | Arizona Is in a Race to the Bottom of Its Water Wells, With Saudi Arabia’s Help

  2022-12-26 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Rivers | Saudi Arabia | Water Resources


In Arizona, Colorado River crisis stokes worry over growth and groundwater depletion

  2022-12-26 in Los Angeles Times

Even as Arizona grapples with cuts in Colorado River water, Phoenix’s suburbs are expanding. Experts warn that desert growth based on groundwater poses risks.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California


A Water War Is Brewing Over the Dwindling Colorado River

  2022-12-23 (or before) by in Pro Publica

Diminished by climate change and overuse, the river can no longer provide the water states try to take from it.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Climate Change | Rivers | California | Colorado State


What will it take to stabilize the Colorado River?

  2022-12-23 (or before) in Science | AAAS

A continuation of the current 23-year-long drought will require difficult decisions to prevent further decline

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers


Fueling Resistance

  2022-12-14 (or before) in MIT

In Fueling Resistance, Kate Neville dissects the processes, and political economy framework, of resistance to two different alternative fuel projects in two distinct and disparate locations. The comparison centers on resistance to a biofuel project in Kenya and a fracking project in the Yukon territory of Canada. The unwritten premise is that these two energy projects, and the subsequent resistance to them, may not have obvious similarities given their distinct characteristics and locations but in fact have several elements in common. Neville outlines how these cases can be viewed as similar and concludes that understanding the ...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Colonialism | Rivers | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Health | Climate Justice | Food Production and Consumption | Finance


‘The Roding is sacred and has rights’: the hammer-wielding barrister fighting for London’s forgotten river

  2022-12-05 in The Guardian

The unloved waterway that winds its way to the Thames has a staunch defender. Paul Powlesland has spent five years calling out polluters and keeping footpaths open – sometimes with the law, mostly with his bare hands

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


Dying lands: Farmers fight to save the 'skin of the Earth'

  2022-11-14 in Reuters

In America's dusty Corn Belt this spring, the land was drowning. In China's Yangtze river basin, it's bone dry. Farmers in both are fighting a losing battle to save the soil that produces our food.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


Colorado River conditions are worsening quicker than expected. Feds prepare to step in.

  2022-11-02 in The Denver Post - Colorado breaking news, sports, business, weather, entertainment.

Running out of time and options to save water along the drying Colorado River, federal officials said they’re considering whether to release less water from the country’s two largest re…

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California


Home - River Action UK

  2022-10-25 (or before) in River Action UK

River Action is a campaigning body committed to addressing the severe problem of river pollution across the UK.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Two-thirds of cattle farms in north Devon cause river pollution

  2022-10-25 in The Guardian

Nearly nine in 10 farms inspected failed to comply with regulations, according to a report from the Environment Agency

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers | Cattle and Dairy Farming


OPINIONISTA: Fossil fuel multinationals can never pay Africa enough compensation – the price is life on Earth

  2022-10-24 by in Daily Maverick - South African news, opinion and investigations

Many Africans live close to the land – as subsistence or small-scale farmers, or from fishing in rivers, lakes and coastal waters. When the oil and gas industry trumpets the jobs it will create, it never mentions the jobs, the land and the water it will destroy.

  Tagged under: Africa | Fish | Rivers


Flood: Price of rice to increase due to crops lost, says Olam | TheCable

  2022-10-07 in thecable.ng

Olam Nigeria Limited, an agri-business company, says the price of rice will go up by December as massive flooding from River Benue damaged the company’s crops and infrastructure. Speaking on

  Tagged under: Nigeria | Flooding | Rivers


Persistent drought, heat wave continue to smother South China in October; scope of affected area rare case on record - Global Times

  2022-10-03 (or before) by in Global Times

With heat waves continuing to engulf most areas of South China at the beginning of October with some places still record temperature more than 40 C, which break the historical record of same period in previous years, northern and middle parts of China look likely set for a cold snap, followed by a drastic drop in temperature overnight.

  Tagged under: Drought | China | Rivers


Chaos and incompetence; we deserve better

  2022-09-28 in wickedleeks.riverford.co.uk

If ELMs are lost, the future of our food and farming will be shaped by the commercial interests of a rich landowning elite and the agrochemical industry, and subsidised by your taxes.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


UK environment laws under threat in ‘deregulatory free-for-all’

  2022-09-23 in The Guardian

Campaigners say revoking of post-Brexit protections amounts to legislative vandalism

  Tagged under: Rivers


The Ocean Cleanup

  2022-09-21 (or before) in theoceancleanup.com

The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. We aim to remove 90% of the floating plastic with the help of ocean cleanup systems and river interception technologies.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers


It’s the thirstiest crop in the US south-west. Will the drought put alfalfa farmers out of business?

  2022-09-12 in The Guardian

Agriculture – mainly alfalfa – consumes 80% of the Colorado River’s dwindling water supply, prompting calls for conservation efforts. Read the other stories in our megadrought series

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California


Eustice defends ‘utter failure’ of efforts to cut raw sewage discharges in England

  2022-09-06 in The Guardian

Environment secretary responds to criticism of plan to stop ‘literal shit being pumped into rivers and seas’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers


River pollution goes unchecked as testing in England falls to 10-year low

  2022-09-02 in The Guardian

Experts warn drop from 100,000 samples in 2012 to 41,519 last year means huge risk to water quality

  Tagged under: Rivers


Conservationists seek judicial review of UK sewage discharge plan

  2022-08-31 in The Guardian

Charity says strategy is unlawful and will allow storm overflows to dump raw sewage for next 28 years

  Tagged under: Rivers


Environment Agency tells staff to ignore pollution complaints, says ex-employee

  2022-08-29 in The Guardian

EA ‘shutting down’ calls from public about rivers, says former worker Helen Nightingale, leading waterways to deteriorate

  Tagged under: Rivers


The Colorado River drought is the first climate disaster the U.S. legally has to deal with

  2022-08-28 (or before) in grid.news

The Colorado River is dying and is one of the rare climate disasters that government officials will be legally required to address if current trends continue.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | Electricity Grid


Liz Truss allowed farmers to pollute England’s rivers after ‘slashing red tape’, say campaigners

  2022-08-27 in The Guardian

Agricultural waste outstrips sewage as the main danger – and activists blame the ex-environment secretary’s cuts to farm inspections

  Tagged under: Farming | Activism | Fish | Rivers | Wildlife


China drought causes Yangtze to dry up, sparking shortage of hydropower

  2022-08-22 in The Guardian

Nationwide alert issued with south-west especially badly hit, as major companies forced to suspend work

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers


'Very scary': European agriculture hit hard by climate change and drought

  2022-08-13 (or before) in Yahoo is part of the Yahoo family of brands

With Europe suffering through an extreme drought worsened by climate change that has dried up rivers and left millions sweltering in triple-digit heat this summer, farmers across the continent are sounding warnings about crop losses.

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers


Drought hits Germany's Rhine River: 'We have 30cm of water left' - BBC News

  2022-08-13 (or before) in BBC

The Rhine is a key shipping route for Germany and Europe - so what happens if it's too shallow to use?

  Tagged under: Drought | Germany | Rivers


Europe’s rivers run dry as scientists warn drought could be worst in 500 years

  2022-08-13 in The Guardian

Crops, power plants, barge traffic, industry and fish populations devastated by parched waterways

  Tagged under: Drought | Fish | Rivers


Europe’s Parched Earth Hits Corn as Climate Crisis Resounds

  2022-08-07 (or before) in Bloomberg

Searing temperatures are shriveling corn crops across Europe, in the latest sign of a deepening crisis that spans everything from Rhine River transport to Spanish olive growers.

  Tagged under: Spain | Farming | France | Rivers


Sewage sleuths: the men who revealed the slow, dirty death of Welsh and English rivers

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

The long read: A tide of effluent, broken laws and ruthless cuts is devastating the nations’ waterways. An academic and a detective have dredged up the truth of how it was allowed to happen – but will anything be done?

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


Source of River Thames dries out ‘for first time’ during drought

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

Head of the Thames is now more than 5 miles downstream as forecasters warn of further high temperatures to come

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers


RIVERCIDE live documentary [EDITED VERSION] with George Monbiot, Charlotte Church, B Zephaniah

  2022-07-14 (or before) in YouTube

This is the edited version of the live broadcast: it's shorter, snappier, includes the archive shots we didn't managed to get into the live version and also ...

  Tagged under: Rivers


Cancer fears plague residents of US region polluted by ‘forever chemicals’

  2022-07-12 in The Guardian

Exposure to harmful PFAS remains almost impossible to escape – particularly for the people of the Cape Fear River basin

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Rivers


Italians wait for rain where longest river runs dry - BBC News

  2022-07-10 (or before) in The BBC

Farmers in the north fear for the future as the River Po runs dry in the worst drought in 70 years.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Rivers


Weather tracker: La Niña and climate crisis behind recent Australia floods

  2022-07-08 in The Guardian

Warmer conditions around the western Pacific have led to torrential rain and burst rivers

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | Rivers


It’s democracy v plutocracy – this is the endgame for our planet | George Monbiot

  2022-07-06 in The Guardian

The US supreme court is helping to destroy our climate. But it was a much smaller decision, closer to home, that was the final straw for me, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Rivers | Wildlife | US Politics


Big Shock in Big Bend

  2022-06-29 by in The Texas Observer: Investigating Texas Since 1954

No one alive has seen the Rio Grande as it looks today. A dry, cracking riverbed now snakes through Big Bend National Park.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Texas


FEMA to uninsured Montanans: ‘Manage your own recovery'

  2022-06-25 in KTVH - Montana

As Fromberg residents worked to clear the muck and river water from their homes Thursday, a FEMA spokesperson said people should manage their expectations about federal aid.

  Tagged under: Insurance | Rivers


Major water cutbacks loom as shrinking Colorado River nears 'moment of reckoning'

  2022-06-19 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

As the West endures another year of unrelenting drought worsened by climate change, the Colorado River's reservoirs have declined so low that major water cuts will be necessary next year to reduce risks of supplies reaching perilously low levels, a top federal water official said Tuesday.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers


As Po dries up, Italy's food and energy supplies are at risk

  2022-06-17 in Associated Press News

BORETTO, Italy (AP) — Water is so low in large stretches of Italy's largest river that local residents are walking through the middle of the expanse of sand and shipwrecks are resurfacing. Authorities fear that if it doesn't rain soon, there'll be a serious shortage of water for drinking and irrigation for farmers and local populations across the whole of northern Italy.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


‘Hidden world’ of marine life discovered in Antarctic ‘river’ under ice

  2022-06-06 in The Guardian

New Zealand scientists ‘jumping up and down’ at find during investigation of climate-induced melt of ice shelf

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Rivers | Wildlife


“We’re staring down the gun barrel”: singer Feargal Sharkey on Britain’s polluted rivers

  2022-06-02 by in New Statesman Magazine

The Undertones frontman sees echoes of Northern Ireland’s Troubles in today’s environmental struggles.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Sooty hands and damaged lungs: the toll of Nigeria’s illegal refineries

  2022-05-29 in The Guardian

A recent clampdown on illegal oil refineries in Rivers State was welcomed by campaigners alarmed at the mounting medical toll on those living in the area. But will it have a lasting impact?

  Tagged under: Nigeria | Africa | Rivers | Fossil Fuels


The longest river in Italy is drying up: How will locals survive?

  2022-05-15 (or before) in Euronews

The mighty Po River nourishes a vast area of northern Italy, but climate change is causing a devastating drought.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Rivers


Environment tipping points fast approaching in UK, says watchdog

  2022-05-12 in The Guardian

From fisheries collapse to dead rivers, official body urges government to urgently turn ambition into action

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Wildlife | Collapse | Tipping Points


Anglian Water fined £18k after sewage flooded river in Yaxley - BBC News

  2022-05-07 (or before) in The BBC

At least 60 fish died when two pumps failed and raw sewage entered the waterway.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Colorado River Reservoirs Are So Low, Government Will Delay Releases

  2022-05-03 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Rivers


Is this the end for the traditional British watermill?

  2022-04-30 in The Guardian

Hundreds of mills could be converted to generate clean electricity – but the Environment Agency has just raised application fees by up to 790%

  Tagged under: Rivers | Electricity


Raw sewage discharged into English rivers 375,000 times by water firms

  2022-03-31 in The Guardian

Data from 2021 released at same time as government plan to stop 40% of untreated sewage releases by 2040

  Tagged under: Rivers


Microplastics found deep underground in UK waters

  2022-03-21 in The Guardian

Fears for water quality as swimmers discover invisible microfibres in samples 400 feet underground

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Rivers


Manchin Just Delivered Another Blow on Climate. He’s a Threat to Humanity.

  2022-03-16 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

The absence of Manchin's support was a death knell for Sarah Bloom Raskin's nomination. Her crime: caring about climate.

  Tagged under: Rivers | US Politics


Environment Agency downgrading 93% of prosecutions for serious pollution

  2022-03-02 in The Guardian

Exclusive: leaked internal report adds to concerns cutbacks have undermined England’s regulator

  Tagged under: Rivers


Lake Malawi's Fish Defy Death - While Their World Heritage Home Is Threatened | We Don't Have Time

  2022-02-28 (or before) in app.wedonthavetime.org

By Jeffrey Barbee January 27, 2022 In the shallow rocky waters below a high granite outcrop a fish lies sideways, fallen onto the sand below. Its skin the hue of a rotting corpse, the fish is unmoving, apparently dead. But looks can be deceiving. As scavenger fish approach, the play-dead fish springs into action, snapping up the would-be eaters in a flurry of motion. One of hundreds of new fish species discovered in the warm waters of Lake Malawi in the last four decades, the play-dead fish’s only home is now in danger of being destroyed. Play dead fish Nimbochromis livingstonii. Picture: Ken McKaye/allianceearth.org Lake...

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Extreme Weather | Africa | Fish | Rivers | Insects | Legislation | Electricity | Health | Trees | Finance


‘Everything is on fire’: Flames rip through Iberá National Park in Argentina

  2022-02-24 in Mongabay

The fires were still several miles away, but Talía Zamboni and her colleagues wanted to work fast. Early in the morning on Feb. 23, they traveled to San Alonso Island in Argentina’s Iberá National Park, where several giant river otters were being housed in a large enclosure, awaiting their release into the wild. But today […]

  Tagged under: Argentina | Rivers


River Action launches its Plan to Save the Wye - River Action UK

  2022-02-07 in River Action UK

River Action launches an urgent public call for a new ‘Plan To Save The Wye’ from irreversible environmental damage

  Tagged under: Rivers


Lawyers challenge water firm’s immunity over sewage discharge

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Campaigners fight decision that United Utilities cannot face private legal action for outflows of sewage into canal

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘We’re basically starting from zero’: Restoring Finland’s river ecosystems

  2022-01-22 in The Guardian

Teams of rewilders are facing a huge task to encourage the return of wildlife after decades of damage by the forestry industry

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife | Rewilding | Trees


EA insiders slam agency’s ‘completely useless’ water monitoring regime

  2022-01-20 (or before) in Ends Report

The poor health of England’s rivers is likely to be worse than thought because the Environment Agency’s water quality monitoring programme is “meaningless”, a “ludicrous waste of money” and a “gross misuse of data”, say existing and former agency officers.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Health


Britain’s only designated river bathing spot is so polluted that it’s not safe to swim

  2022-01-20 (or before) in The Telegraph

The Wharfe, in Ilkley, has been classified as ‘poor’ by the Environment Agency because of high bacteria levels

  Tagged under: Rivers


'Chemical cocktail’ polluting English rivers - MPs warn - BBC News

  2022-01-19 (or before) in The BBC

Tyres and wet wipes are soiling rivers but the biggest polluters are farms and water companies.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


Sewage regularly dumped illegally in England and Wales rivers - BBC News

  2022-01-19 (or before) in The BBC

Analysis suggests seven water companies illegally dumped sewage thousands of times between 2017 and 2021.

  Tagged under: Rivers


This is what ‘cutting red tape’ gets you: rivers polluted without consequence | John Vidal

  2022-01-17 in The Guardian

England’s water is bad and getting worse, with regulators too poor or politically cowed to do anything about it, says former Guardian environment editor John Vidal

  Tagged under: Rivers


Farmers fined after 'catastrophic failure' of slurry store polluted river

  2021-12-19 (or before) in FarmingUK

Two farmers have pleaded guilty to polluting a river following the collapse of a slurry store releasing approximately 75,000 gallons of slurry into the water.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers | Collapse


Arctic Report Card 2021

  2021-12-16 (or before) in YouTube

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2021 - Tracking recent environmental changes, with 14 essays prepared by an international team of 111 researchers from 12 diff...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Ocean Acidification | Rivers | Alaska


‘It’s as if we’re in Mad Max’: warnings for Amazon as goldmining dredges occupy river

  2021-11-24 in The Guardian

Hundreds of illegal goldmining dredges converge in search of metal as one activist describes it as a ‘free-for-all’

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Rivers


The battle over a vast New York park: is this climate resilience or capitalism?

  2021-10-31 in The Guardian

The city’s plan to rebuild Manhattan’s East River Park on higher ground has incited a dispute over ‘green gentrification’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rivers | Capitalism


Dangerous sewage can be dumped in rivers and sea after Brexit chemical shortage

  2021-10-22 (or before) in The National | Scottish News

SEWAGE that has not been properly cleaned has been allowed by the government to be dumped into rivers and the sea over Brexit disruption.

  Tagged under: Rivers


It’s Joe Manchin vs. the World, and Manchin Is Winning

  2021-10-18 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

For the time being and the foreseeable future, Manchin and his corporate sponsors hold the top cards.

  Tagged under: Rivers | US Politics


‘Climate change is fundamentally altering the Colorado River,' congressional panel hears - Colorado Newsline

  2021-10-17 in Colorado Newsline

States in the Colorado River Basin are adjusting to the reality that their rights outstrip the available water by nearly one-third.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | US Politics | Climate Change | Rivers | Colorado State


The Great Lakes are awash in plastic waste. What can be done about it?

  2021-09-16 (or before) in Michigan Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather

Beach cleanups are not enough. Researchers and policy advocates say systemic changes in waste disposal and manufacturing are needed.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Government failing to stop sewage discharge into English rivers, says charity

  2021-09-13 in The Guardian

Water companies let raw sewage into English waters more than 400,000 times in 2020, Environment Agency data reveals

  Tagged under: Rivers


P​rosecco protesters rise up against ‘ruthless expansion’ of Italian winemakers

  2021-09-10 in The Guardian

Locals say cypress trees have been lost and rivers polluted by pesticides and wastewater from wineries

  Tagged under: Rivers | Trees


HS2 loses large amount of potentially highly polluting bentonite

  2021-09-10 in The Guardian

Campaigners are dismayed that so much of the clay slurry could have been lost during construction

  Tagged under: Rivers | Trains


River pollution in Wales: Swimmers warned over sewage - BBC News

  2021-08-09 (or before) in BBC

Waterways have become increasingly popular places to swim, especially with pools closed in lockdown.

  Tagged under: Rivers


A Crisis Of Water And Power On The Colorado River - Inside Climate News

  2021-08-08 in Inside Climate News

Two decades of the West’s warming and drying climate came into sharp focus last month, when federal officials ordered water to be released above the nation’s second-largest reservoir to ensure that the Glen Canyon Dam can continue generating hydropower. The decision is the culmination of factors both in and out of human control. The Colorado […]

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Rivers


'Nothing's safe' as wildfire tears through California town | AP News

  2021-08-06 (or before) in Associated Press News

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Shelton Douthit and his team at the Feather River Land Trust in Northern California have been working to restore the lush natural habitat and protect Indigenous artifacts around Lake Almanor.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Rivers | California


Video shows salmon injured by unlivable water temperatures after heatwave

  2021-07-27 in The Guardian

A conservation group recorded the video after a heatwave in the Pacific north-west on a day when water temperatures breached 70F

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | Washington State


Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

  2021-07-21 in The Guardian

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trains

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | China | Greenhouse Gases | Rivers | Greenpeace | Trains


‘A director without a directorate’: EA insiders slam plan for new water quality boss

  2021-07-19 (or before) in Ends Report

EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency has created a new director of water quality position in response to “rising public pressure” over the state of England’s water rivers, lakes and coastal waters, but insiders see the move as an “admission of failure”, and the role as a “figurehead to make it look like the agency cares about water quality”, ENDS can reveal.

  Tagged under: Rivers


A journey down WA’s mighty Martuwarra, raging river and sacred ancestor

  2021-06-05 by Carly Earl in The Guardian

Traditional owners are standing together to protect the Fitzroy – a ‘beautiful, living water system’. Just watch out for the bird-sized spiders …

  Tagged under: Rivers


Greenland’s ice sheet is releasing huge amounts of mercury into rivers

  2021-05-25 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Rivers


Life Cycle of Oil and Gas Fields in the Mississippi River Delta: A Review

  2021-05-15 (or before) in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

Oil and gas (O&G) activity has been pervasive in the Mississippi River Delta (MRD). Here we review the life cycle of O&G fields in the MRD focusing on the production history and resulting environmental impacts and show how cumulative impacts affect coastal ecosystems. Individual fields can last 40–60 years and most wells are in the final stages of production. Production increased rapidly reaching a peak around 1970 and then declined. Produced water lagged O&G and was generally higher during declining O&G production, making up about 70% of total liquids. Much of the wetland loss in the delta ...

  Tagged under: TotalEnergies | Rivers | Louisiana | Wetlands


Acute riverine microplastic contamination due to avoidable releases of untreated wastewater - Nature Sustainability

  2021-05-14 (or before) in Nature

The authors show how untreated wastewater laced with microplastics and raw sewage is routinely discharged into UK river flows that are too low to disperse the microplastics downstream. This discharge creates acute microplastic contamination of river beds that threatens biodiversity and the quality of riverine habitats.

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Rivers | Sustainability


Microplastic contamination of river beds significantly reduced by catchment-wide flooding - Nature Geoscience

  2021-04-12 (or before) in Nature

Winter floods flushed out 70% of the microplastic contamination from riverbed sediments in northwest England, according to analyses of sediment samples from 40 rural and urban sites.

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Rivers


AI reveals 1,000 'dark discharges' of untreated sewage in England

  2021-03-12 in The Guardian

Paper says machine learning could prove crucial tool in efforts to improve quality of country’s rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers


UN Human Rights Experts Condemn Expanding Petrochemical Industry in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley as 'Environmental Racism'

  2021-03-03 by in DeSmog

Human rights experts appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council issued a statement on March 2 raising concerns about the further industrialization of Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley.” This largely Black-populated stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is lined with more than a hundred refineries and petrochemical plants. The experts said additional petrochemical development in this region, which U.S. Environmental […]

  Tagged under: Rivers | Louisiana


Welsh farming regulations to cut river pollution could be scrapped

  2021-02-26 (or before) in Countryfile.com: walks, wildlife, foraging and traditional recipes - Countryfile.com

The Welsh Government's attempts to introduce plans to reduce agricultural pollution, especially slurry, face intense political opposition, says Andrew Griffiths

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


Extinction: Freshwater fish in 'catastrophic' decline - BBC News

  2021-02-23 (or before) in The BBC

Numbers are plunging due to pollution, unsustainable fishing and the draining of rivers.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


River Action targets agri-businesses in campaign to stop pollution

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

New group has written to Noble Foods near River Wye, where chemical runoffs are said to be causing serious damage

  Tagged under: Rivers | Trees


Revealed: no penalties issued under 'useless' English farm pollution laws

  2021-02-12 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Environment Agency has failed to prosecute or fine any of 243 documented violations since 2018

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


Environment Agency slashes number of water pollution incident visits

  2020-12-03 in The Guardian

Huge drop in number of visits during Covid crisis raises concerns polluters are breaking laws with impunity

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘Large-scale human rights violations’ taint Congo national park project

  2020-11-26 in The Guardian

Conservation groups proposing a protected area in the river basin accused of ignoring the interests of the Baka people

  Tagged under: Congo | Africa | Rivers | Trees


Shocking state of English rivers revealed as all of them fail pollution tests

  2020-09-17 in The Guardian

Data reveals just 14% of good ecological standard and none of good chemical standard

  Tagged under: Rivers


Environment Agency chief supports plan to weaken river pollution rules

  2020-08-19 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Sir James Bevan is trying to ‘rig system’ and cover up decades of failure

  Tagged under: Rivers


Migratory river fish populations plunge 76% in past 50 years

  2020-07-27 in The Guardian

Decline in species such as salmon harms entire ecosystems and livelihoods, say researchers

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | Wildlife


Car tyres are major source of ocean microplastics – study

  2020-07-14 in The Guardian

Wind-borne microplastics are a bigger source of ocean pollution than rivers, say scientists

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Rivers


UK Hydrological Status Update - May 2020 | UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

  2020-05-27 (or before) in UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

For 2020 so far, the hydrological situation has been extremely mixed. In February we saw record-breaking rainfall and river flows, and one of the most significant flood events of recent years. Just a couple of months later, after a prolonged period of dry weather, records were broken at the other end of the hydrological spectrum. In the latest in a briefing note, this caused widespread and sustained flooding in many parts of the country.An exceptionally dry spring so far?March is often a 'transitional' spring month but the contrast between the UK Water Resources Portal. Figure right: April monthly mean river flows for the UK. Fr...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Predictions | Flooding | Rivers | Sea Level | Health | Water Resources


Trump Adviser Calls Workers “Human Capital Stock,” Says We Should Get Back to Work

  2020-05-26 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

To them, we are only meat for the machine, nothing more than an entirely expendable commodity.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Rivers


Scientific advice recommending ban on fracking in Lake Eyre basin kept secret and ignored

  2020-04-29 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Queensland government blocked report’s public release after granting gas companies new exploration rights

  Tagged under: Rivers | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


'The losses could be profound': floods wreak havoc on wildlife

  2020-04-01 in The Guardian

As rivers and wildflower meadows struggle to recover from repeated extreme weather events, the ecosystems they support are collapsing

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


River insects and lichens bucking trend of wildlife losses

  2020-02-17 in The Guardian

Reductions in air and water pollution are most likely reason, say scientists

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife | Insects


SRP plans to install Arizona's biggest battery for massive solar plant

  2019-11-15 (or before) in azcentral.com

  Tagged under: Batteries | Solar Energy | Rivers


Climate Fury: “They don’t need the ravings of some pure, enlightened and woke capital city greenies” | Watts Up With That?

  2019-11-13 in Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack MP, who represents the rural seat of Riverina, is fed up with ignorant inner city greens trying to exploit Australia's ongoing bushfire catastrophe for political gain. Deputy PM slams people raising climate change in relation to NSW bushfiresBy David CroweNovember 11, 2019 — 8.33amDeputy Prime

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Climate Change | Rivers


Should this tree have the same rights as you?

  2019-11-02 in The Guardian

Around the world, a movement is gaining momentum that grants legal rights to natural phenomena, including rivers, lakes and mountains. Robert Macfarlane investigates the rise of the new animism

  Tagged under: Activism | Rivers | Trees


Glacial rivers absorb carbon faster than rainforests, scientists find

  2019-10-25 in The Guardian

‘Total surprise’ discovery overturns conventional understanding of rivers

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Greenhouse Gases | Rivers


Climate warming is changing Arctic freshwater ecosystems

  2019-10-25 in The Freshwater Blog

The Delta River in Alaska. Much of the river's watershed consists of arctic tundra, which is at risk from climate warming. Image: Bureau of Land Management | Flickr Creative Commons Biodiversity in arctic lakes, rivers and wetlands is increasingly threatened by climate warming, according to a report published earlier this year. It is suggested that…

  Tagged under: Arctic | Rivers | Wetlands | Alaska


Climate havoc wipes out coastal kelp as SF Bay’s native fish species die off

  2019-10-23 (or before) by in San Francisco Chronicle

Climate havoc is wiping out the California coast’s kelp, an important food source for...

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Wildlife | California | El Niño


'Decades of denial': major report finds New Zealand's environment is in serious trouble

  2019-04-18 in The Guardian

Nation known for its natural beauty is under pressure with extinctions, polluted rivers and blighted lakes

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife


Microplastic pollution revealed ‘absolutely everywhere’ by new research

  2019-03-07 in The Guardian

Contamination found across UK lakes and rivers, in US groundwater, along the Yantze river and Spanish coast, and harbouring dangerous bacteria in Singapore

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife


'Little Ice Age' which froze the River Thames caused by Americas genocide, study finds

  2019-02-01 (or before) in The Telegraph

The “Little Ice Age” of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was triggered by the genocide of indigenous people in the Americas by European settlers, new research shows.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Colombian Supreme Court Recognizes Rights of the Amazon River Ecosystem

  2018-04-20 in IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

The Supreme Court of Colombia (Corte Suprema de Justicia, Sala de Casación Civil) has issued a decision recognizing the Amazon River ecosystem as a subject of rights and beneficiary of protection.                        

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Rivers


Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists

  2018-03-12 in The Guardian

A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels ever recorded in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Rivers | Sea Level


New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being

  2017-03-16 in The Guardian

After 140 years of negotiation, Māori tribe wins recognition for Whanganui river, meaning it must be treated as a living entity

  Tagged under: Rivers


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