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Glacial melt is increasing  land instability in mountainous regions, with huge tsunamis rising in frequency as a result
New research reveals that microplastics can survive in mosquitos from larvae to adult, raising the possibility of particles being transferred from freshwater to land
South America’s wealthiest economy is at a crossroads between environmental protection and environmental exploitation
In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, now a small town is embroiled in a fight with Nestlé to keep hold of its own spring water 
Millions of Americans are living in areas at high-risk of river flooding, many of whom will be completely unaware of the danger
To retrace the route of the fur voyageurs on the waterways of northwest Ontario, Canada, Laura Cole embarks on a week-long canoe trip along the world’s largest lake
Increased carbon dioxide is affecting freshwater ecosystems
Ongoing restoration projects are breathing new life into Florida’s Everglades
An expedition into the Jordanian desert is helping teachers and schoolchildren understand the precarious state of water
An enormous hydropower development in Ethiopia is expected to put further pressure on Egypt’s already fragile water supply
The southern US state is sinking twice as fast as previously thought, with human mismanagement of its coast being held largely to blame
What impact could an unprecedented incident of ‘river piracy’ have on Canada’s Yukon territory?
Last winter’s cold conditions contributed a further influx of road salt into the USA’s lakes. New evidence suggests that these environments are suffering from increased salinity
As one of America’s biggest cities, supplying clean drinking water to Chicago has been a top priority. But the grand infrastructure visions are providing opportunities for invasive Asian carp 

Cleaning Venice

After years of inaction, could the clean-up of the Venice lagoon finally be underway?
Following the recent success of New Zealand’s Whanganui river, India’s Ganges river and Yamuna river become the second and third in the world to be granted the legal rights of human beings
After decades of neglect, a major clean-up of Lake Titicaca is underway, but will it be sufficient?

Darwin’s puddle

Blue and yellow fish living in a small lake in Tanzania are helping scientists understand basic mechanics of evolution

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