More than half of Hudson River tidal marshes were created accidentally by humans

IMAGE: The arrival of the railroad and associated structures in 1850 along the banks of New York’s Hudson River Tidal Estuary in several areas created the conditions for marshes to form…. view more  Credit: courtesy of the Dams and Sediment in the Hudson project AMHERST, Mass. – In a new study of tidal marsh resilience to […]

More than half of Hudson River tidal marshes were created accidentally by humans

The arrival of the railroad and associated structures in 1850 along the banks of New York’s Hudson River Tidal Estuary in several areas created the conditions for marshes to form. Credit: the Dams and Sediment in the Hudson project In a new study of tidal marsh resilience to sea level rise, geologist and first author […]

Mysterious ‘dark river’ may flow hundreds of miles beneath Greenland

A giant underground river fed by melting ice could be running in a state of perpetual darkness far below the surface of Greenland, according to new research. Nicknamed the ‘Dark River’, this hypothetical waterway – if it truly exists, that is – may stretch for 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), flowing from the deep interior of Greenland […]

Reimagining the Colorado River by Exploring Extreme Events

Imagine this scenario: Persistently poor monsoon seasons diminish surface water resources, forcing residents in the Colorado River’s Lower Basin to turn to groundwater for their residential, agricultural, and industrial needs. With pumping vastly increased, aquifers crash, and water deliveries from existing in-state sources are further curtailed. Demand for water from the Colorado River […]

Tracking Trace Elements in the Ganga River

The Ganga (Ganges) River, which flows through northern India and Bangladesh, drains more than 1 million square kilometers of land and provides water to almost half a billion people along its course from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. The river is an immensely important socioeconomic and ecological feature in the region, […]