Latest Freshwater ecoregions Stories
Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest — in the blink of an eye.
Researchers reported the discovery of 163 new species in the Greater Mekong region last year, and now they are at risk of becoming extinct due to climate change.
BOLSHIYE KOTY, Russia - The world's oldest, deepest and biggest freshwater lake is growing warmer, dirtier and more crowded. Lyubov Izmestieva is charting these insidious changes. Marina Rikhvanova is fighting them.
The Upper Colorado River and the San Juan River endangered fish recovery programs recently received Cooperative Conservation Awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The two programs were selected from a field of 700 nominees.
Mekong fish don't jump. It was one of the many hard lessons learned at Thailand's Pak Mun Dam, a minnow as dams go, but it casts a long and costly shadow over Asia's water wars.
While much of the world has focused on the war in Iraq, a group of wetland ecologists has been busy collecting data on the Mesopotamian marshes of southern Iraq. Formerly the largest wetland in Southwest Asia, the marshes are home to the native Ma'dan marsh dwellers, as well as numerous species of migrating waterfowl and game fish. Drainage of the wetlands as well as toxic contamination over the last twenty years devastated much of the marshlands. A mere 10 percent remain as viable wetlands.
Nearly one fifth of the Mesopotamian marshes of southern Iraq, almost completely drained by Saddam Hussein, are once again flooded with water, according to experts working on an international effort to restore the wetlands.
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