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Amazon River no younger than 9 million years

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River...

Study shows how river channels adjust to large sediment supplies

The seemingly simple question of what governs the shapes of river channels has been a longstanding challenge for geologists and civil engineers. A new...

Rock layers preserve record of ancient sea tides near Blythe, California

Five million years ago, the Colorado River met the Gulf of California near the present-day desert town of Blythe, California. The evidence, say University...

Mississippi River could leave farmland stranded

If the Mississippi River continues to go unchecked, the farmland on Dogtooth Bend peninsula may be only accessible by boat. According to a University...

Fossils under your feet

Have you ever spotted something unexpected while walking down the street? Last December, paleontologists literally stumbled upon a new discovery of a fossil sea...

Incredible View for Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico

The Dead Zone The Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone is a seasonal phenomena occurring in the northern Gulf of Mexico, from the mouth of the...

Antarctica’s “Upside-Down Rivers”

“Upside-down rivers” of warm ocean water threaten the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a new study led by researchers at...

Sudden shifts in the course of a river on a delta...

Scientists studying deltas show how they may be able to predict where destructive changes in a river's course may occur. A delta forms when a...

Chemical weathering controls erosion rates in rivers

Chemical weathering can control how susceptible bedrock in river beds is to erosion, according to new research. In addition to explaining how climate can...

World’s large river deltas continue to degrade from human activity

From the Yellow River in China to the Mississippi River in Louisiana, researchers are racing to better understand and mitigate the degradation of some...

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