Satellite images and community perceptions combine to give a fuller picture of land use changes.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the federal Impact Assessment Act needs amendments for Constitutional compliance, but the court’s recommended approach is no longer viable.
People love natural swimming spots, but it’s important to manage them well to protect both swimmers and the environment.
There are signs that the two rival governments are trying to work together in the disaster relief effort.
Australia has almost 1.8 million farm dams – and some are home to threatened frog species
Founded in 1959, the membership group Trout Unlimited has changed the culture of fly-fishing and mobilized members to support conservation. Could its approach work for other social problems?
A new study shows that river barriers, similar to those built by beavers, can protect areas at risk of flooding by storing water upstream.
An engineer who managed dams for years explains the tradeoffs operators make as they decide when to release water and how much to stay safe.
More extreme rainfall and frequent storms are raising the risk that floodwaters could spill over dams, or that dams could fail.
The largest dam removal project is moving forward on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. Tribal nations there have fought for decades to protect native fish runs and the ecology of the river.
Ground flooded by the Nova Kakhovka dam’s destruction may struggle to bear the weight of tanks and artillery.
Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for the attack on crucial civilian infrastructure. Experts explain what the incident means for future war plans, and for the safety of the affected region.
Nigeria is expected to experience severe flooding this year. With proper planning and management its impact may not be so devastating.
Two decades of drought have reduced the river’s flow by one-third compared to historical averages. The Biden administration is considering mandatory cuts to some states’ water allocations.
Putting a dollar value on nature has staunch opponents who say it’s morally wrong, but without it, building dams and other infrastructure can run roughshod over vital ecosystems.
Nearly 95% of deforestation in the Amazon occurs within 3.5 miles of a road or near a river. Brazil’s plans to ramp up exports may be on a collision course with the forest.
Lake Powell’s existential crisis is a unique opportunity to save a treasured landscape.
Urban infrastructure was designed to take stormwater out to the ocean quickly. Now, California needs that precious water.
The sheer number of Chinese-funded dams pose a substantial risk to biodiversity. And yet, environmental regulation of these projects has serious flaws.
Dams prevent platypus movements, which restricts the exchange of genes essential to maintaining healthy populations.