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There are 26 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Rivers and lakes".

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1. Antibiotic resistance must be tackled in the field

We could be encouraging antimicrobial resistance by overusing antibiotics but other factors may also be at play. We spoke to researchers going beyond the clinic to understand how drug-resistance builds up in the bacteria in our sewers and rivers.

Tags: Farming, Health, Microbes, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, Water
2. New breakthrough helps trace river pollution

Scientists are developing a new way to track the origins of phosphorus pollution in our rivers and understand how it behaves once it gets there.

Tags: Rivers and lakes, Pollution, Farming, Water
3. Wonderstuff

Dave Reay explores the tangled web of nitrogen and global climate change.

Tags: Earth system, Environmental change, Pollution, Rivers and lakes
4. Changing channels

Scientists agree: flood damages will increase dramatically across Europe over the coming decades. And as extreme rainfall events happen again and again, some places will be hit harder than others. So why is it that some areas are becoming more prone to flooding, and others not? Louise Slater explains.

Tags: Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Rivers and lakes, UK
5. Scouring Bangladesh

Hidden from view at the bottom of Bangladesh's large rivers are gigantic holes up to 50m deep and several kilometres long. Mark E Vardy explains how studying them is vital for understanding how large rivers evolve and affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living on their deltas.

Tags: Rivers and lakes
6. Working together for clear water

Nobody wants peat in their tap water, and in some situations it can even threaten people's health. Getting rid of it is costly for water companies, and a warming climate will increase the problem. The more they know about these changes, the better they'll be able to cope.

Tags: Pollution, Rivers and lakes, Soils, Water
7. From the age of the dinosaurs?

The term 'living fossil' was coined by Darwin and has since been applied to various species that appear not to have changed for millions of years. But when Africa Gómez and colleagues took a closer look at tadpole shrimps they concluded we should ditch the term for good.

Tags: Evolution, Genetics, Marine life, Rivers and lakes
8. Trout in hot water

Understanding the effects of climate change on ecosystems is a complex business. Eoin O'Gorman describes how trout living in geothermally-heated Icelandic streams are helping.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Ecology, Environmental change, Fish, Rivers and lakes
9. Abandoned landfills are polluting UK rivers

Abandoned landfill sites throughout the UK routinely leach polluting chemicals into rivers, say scientists.

Tags: Ecology, Hazards, Health, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, UK
10. Taking the environment's pulse

Long-term observation of our ecosystems is critical for us to understand environmental change. Andy Sier looks back on the contribution of 20 years of observation and research by the Environmental Change Network.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Birds, Ecology, Environmental change, Insects, Rivers and lakes, UK

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