A new study warns that many of the benefits rivers provide, from water to food to flood control, are increasingly at risk thanks to dams and diversions. This article was created in partnership with the
Only a third of the world’s great rivers remain free flowing, due to the impact of dams that are drastically reducing the benefits healthy rivers provide people and nature, according to a global analysis.
England is set to run short of water within 25 years, the chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned. The country is facing the ‘‘jaws of death”, Sir James Bevan said, at the point where water
This area, just last year smelled like death. It smelled like rotten eggs for almost three months There was a large outcry ... we have got some momentum now Rene Price, hydrology expert At first pass,
The maker of several Mexican beers is planting its new megafacility in the middle of a parched desert. This story was produced and originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of
Years of drought across New South Wales and Queensland force graziers to question their future Nearly 40km from Augathella (population 450), Doug and Rachelle Cameron load supplements for their cattle.
Wash your clothes, or flush the toilet? Until last month, Ranjana Sharma had never considered the question. Then she arrived home one night to find her sister filling buckets. The hot season has occasionally
Shrinking reservoirs in Morocco, India, Iraq and Spain could spark the next “day zero” water crisis, according to the developers of a satellite early warning system for the world’s 500,000 dams. Cape recently
It’s going to be terrifying for many people when they turn on the tap and nothing comes out Christine Colvin Joggers who go out at 5am hear the 'phut phut' of sprinklers being used to water lawns before
Cape Town residents may lose piped water to their homes within two months if they do not act to counter the effects of the worst drought to hit South Africa’s second city in almost a century. Local authorities
(CNN) — In Cape Town, South Africa, they're calling it "Day Zero" -- the day when the taps run dry. City officials had recently said that day would come on April 22. They have since moved up the date April
A mega-dam that became one of India’s greatest environmental controversies during the three decades it was under construction has been formally declared complete by the prime minister, Narendra Modi. have
Much of the Netherlands is below sea level and major floods have occurred every generation or so for hundreds of years. In a warming world with increased rainfall and sea level rise, the threat from floods
Intensive farming cited as main reason for destroying natural barriers to deluge and making low lying areas more vulnerable to floods Only a tenth of England’s extensive floodplains are now fit for purpose