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Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America. Flowing entirely in the United States (though its drainage...

River deep, mountain high – new study reveals clues to lifecycle...

Scientists have discovered the reasons behind the lifespan of some of the world’s iconic mountain ranges. The study conducted by the University of Melbourne, Australia,...

Yangtze River

The Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang  is the longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometres...

Amazon River Exhales Virtually All Carbon Taken Up by Rainforest

The Amazon rain forest, popularly known as the lungs of the planet, inhales carbon dioxide as it exudes oxygen. Plants use carbon dioxide from...

Amazon River

The Amazon River in South America is the second longest river in the world and by far the largest by waterflow with an average...

Nile River

The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It is 6,650 km (4,130...

Middle East River Basin Has Lost Dead Sea-Sized Quantity of Water

Unable to conduct measurements on the ground in the politically unstable region, UC Irvine scientists and colleagues used data from space to uncover the...

River Delta

A river delta is a landform that is formed at the mouth of a river, where the river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary,...

Underwater River of Mud and Sand Tells Tale of Climate Change...

Mediterranean bottom currents and the sediment deposits they leave behind offer new insights into global climate change, the opening and closing of ocean circulation...

A clearer picture of how rivers and deltas develop

By adding information about the subsoil to an existing sedimentation and erosion model, researchers at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) have...

New research shows rivers cut deep notches in the Alps’ broad...

For years, geologists have argued about the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps.   The U-shaped valleys...

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