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.
In our land of drought and flooding rains, better water management should feature in every federal budget. The new budget delivers it – but not everyone is happy.
Proper dam management can help check flooding in Nigeria.
Framing floods as ‘natural disasters’ deflects from the reality that vulnerability must exist before a crisis can emerge.
Climate change will increase the frequency of both floods and droughts in Pakistan. To address these challenges, enhancing infrastructure, building dams and educating the public are necessary.
Migratory fish populations have collapsed worldwide in the last 50 years.
With decades of images and data from the same locations, these satellites can show changes over time, including deforestation, changes in waterways and how loss of trees corresponds to urban heat.
Lismore’s residents and businesses on the floodplain need to look at relocation, not rebuilding.
Millions of people around the world live on river deltas and are vulnerable when those rivers shift direction. A new study shows why and where these events, called avulsions, happen.
Climate change is affecting hydropower in different ways across the country.
When Indigenous peoples lose their river flow to dams, satellite programs like Landsat – which is celebrating its 50th anniversary – can help them fight for their resources.
Beavers in our landscapes have great potential to provide small-scale adaptations to climate change – if humans can figure out how to live with them.
A draft plan for Sydney’s water supplies includes expanding desalination and potentially adding highly treated sewage to drinking water. All options must be on the table as the climate warms.