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Using floodwaters to weather droughts

A Stanford-designed tool could guide floodwater management and combat ongoing droughtCredit: Courtesy Terranova Ranch Inc. Floodwaters are not what most people consider a blessing. But they could help remedy California's increasingly…

Filling federal oversight gaps

Deregulated US Government oversight on interstate waters leaves murky implications for statesCredit: University of Houston Law Center The familiar murkiness of waters in the Gulf of Mexico can be off-putting for beachgoers visiting…

Understanding our restoring force

Research team shows that restoration efforts can brighten an ecosystem's future, but cannot erase its pastCredit: Nash Turley An expansive project led by Michigan State University's Lars Brudvig is examining the benefits, and limits,…

How many Anthropocenes

One of the marks of a successful idea in science is how quickly it can develop and evolve. In the case of the Anthropocene, the conceptual evolution has taken place with extraordinary speed. The strikingly influential hypothesis launched…