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.
- 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.
- 3. Wonderstuff
Dave Reay explores the tangled web of nitrogen and global climate change.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 9. Abandoned landfills are polluting UK rivers
Abandoned landfill sites throughout the UK routinely leach polluting chemicals into rivers, say scientists.
- 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.
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