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Hydrology/Water Resources

Chamoli disaster could happen again

Credit: (Irfan Rashid, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Kashmir) Some four months ago, a devastating flood ravaged the Chamoli district in the Indian Himalayas, killing over 200 people. The flood was caused by a massive…

Combating maritime litter

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon categorizes innovative solutions for fighting pollution in the oceansCredit: Photo: Brian Yurasits via Unsplash Plastic bottles drifting in the sea; bags in the stomachs of turtles; Covid-19 masks dancing in…

Mapping a successful recovery

Novel methods and dedicated fieldwork offer good news for cleaning up mining pollution in riversCredit: Dave Herbst Mining involves moving a lot of rock, so some mess is expected. However, mining operations can continue to affect…

Fungus creates a fast track for carbon

Stanford scientists find epidemics of fungal infections in algae alter carbon cyclingCredit: Klawonn et al. 2021, PNAS Tiny algae in Earth's oceans and lakes take in sunlight and carbon dioxide and turn them into sugars that sustain…