The Supreme Court recently dealt defeat to Florida in its 20-year legal battle with Georgia over river water. Other interstate water contests loom, but there are no sure winners in these lawsuits.
Floodplains are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet – they are biodiversity hotspots. That's in large part due to periodic flooding between different parts of a river-floodplain system.
New research shows nature started its long road to recovery in 2020 – especially in NSW and Victoria. But overall conditions across large swathes of the country remain poor.
With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It's working for the Dutch.
In Canada, watersheds are vast and often inaccessible, making it difficult to monitor the health of these ecosystems. A new tool helps communities collect data to assess the state of Canada's rivers.
A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
New research published in the journal Nature reveals that more than 1.2 million flow barriers exist on European rivers and that approximately 10% are obsolete.
Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
The decision recognises that water rights are critical for Indigenous people to restore customs, protect their culture, become economically independent and heal Country.
Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.
The strange appearance of three humpback whales in a Kakadu river threw up many questions – including whether they'd come out on top in a fight with a crocodile.
We found that signal crayfish traps tend to catch larger males, letting the bulk of the population go free.
The ghosts of our industrial and agricultural past continue to haunt freshwater ecosystems today.
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
After the Black Summer bushfires, heavy rains extinguished many fires but turned high quality water in our rivers to sludge. This is how we better prepare for next time.
The government has chosen a route not backed by evidence, and which will deliver a bad deal to taxpayers and the environment.
Researchers have collated measurements made by satellites, field sensors and people, to get a picture of the nature's recovery while we've been in lockdown.
Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
When the post-bushfire rains finally arrived, the situation for many fish species went from dangerous to catastrophic. A slurry of ash and mud washed into waterways, sending oxygen levels plummeting.
The Aztecs had a shining city on a lake, with canals, causeways and aqueducts – until the Spanish came. Mexico City is still suffering the consequences of their bad public health decisions.