The fate of 70 million people rests on the Mekong river. With crucial UN climate talks in Paris next week, John Vidal journeys down south-east Asia's vast waterway and meets people affected by climate change, dams, deforestation and urbanisation
As the deadline for the Gila River diversion project looms, locals are taking action to save a critical ecosystem.
More of North America's land is covered by rivers than we thought, according to a new map.
New Orleans has built the infrastructure to protect itself from hurricanes, but can it win the battle against rising seas?
A float trip down a beloved river explores what might be at stake if a proposal for a copper mine by its watershed becomes reality.
If the magical green-blue Soca river isn't the most beautiful river on Earth, it is most certainly high on the list.
A little-known waterway coursing through southern California is enjoying a renaissance and drawing an unlikely crowd.
The smallmouth bass with a malignant tumor was caught late last year near Duncannon, Pa. Officials say it's the first time such a tumor has been found in the state on that type of fish.
Near Las Vegas, levels in the nation's largest reservoir have dropped 140 feet since 2000. Water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and California may soon be rationed — and farmers would feel it first.
Dramatic photography from one of British Columbia's most stunning spaces, under constant threat from mining development.
A region confronts changing weather patterns that have shrunk snowpacks, raised temperatures, spurred evaporation and reduced reservoirs to record lows.
Rivers drive the evolution of Earth's surface by eroding and depositing sediment. But for nearly a century, geologists have puzzled over why theoretical models, which use principles of physics to predict patterns of sediment transport in rivers, have...
One river, 18,000 feet, and 1,500 miles. The classic, age-old river trip down India's lifeline—a window into the country's culture, religion, industry, birth, ritual, and love, even death. For 45 days by foot, boat, bike, aircraft, rickshaw, bus, tra...
A steady trickle of water is bringing wildlife back to a few parts of the Colorado River Delta.
An hour before sunup the Bani River uncoils through the dark Sahel in bright silver curves, a reflection of a day not yet dawned,…
A short film illustrating farmers and ranchers building soil, saving water and finding resilience in the face of change. A film by the National Young Farmers Coalition. The film was produced by Rumplefarm Films in partnership with the Lexicon of Sus...
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The River Cycleway Consortium would build an expensive, buoyant bike path on the choppy Thames. But where's the money for Londoners who are actually in need?
A strange brown organism has spread around the globe, clogging up the world's rivers