Deutsche Welle (June 3, 2013) The Mekong River is the lifeblood of some 60 million people. It provides the conditions necessary for rice cultivation and a rich supply of freshwater fish. But Laos has identified its potential as a ... watch video
National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) China’s Yangtze River is home to some of the world’s most spectacular whitewater, but plans to dam the river for hydropower threatens to alter the river’s natural landscape. ... watch video
AP (Feb. 13, 2014) Droves of people are braving the cold to hike a frozen Lake Superior to see dramatic ice caves in northern Wisconsin. Since the caves were deemed accessible in January, more than 35,000 have hiked to ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Jan. 13, 2015) Animals at Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Zoologico Zoo are given ice-lollies, ice cream and frozen meat treats to keep them cool amid scorching summer temperatures. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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AFP (Aug. 9, 2015) Yachts and fishing boats converge on Rio's filthy Guanabara Bay, the site of next year's Olympic sailing contests, to protest the authorities' failure to tackle severe pollution.
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AP (June 23, 2014) High water on the St. Croix River closed the Stillwater Lift Bridge Monday. Transportation officials say the bridge connecting Minnesota Highway 36 and Wisconsin Highway 64 will be closed to traffic ... watch video
AP (Feb. 24, 2014) The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River on Monday, two days after an oil spill closed the river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. About 31,500 gallons of light crude oil spilled into the ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (June 24, 2013) Egypt is casting worried looks towards the south. Ethiopia is currently building the biggest dam in Africa on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan. The plan is to use the river's vast ... watch video
Oct. 7, 2015 A new fracturing fluid has been created that may increase the ability to develop geothermal energy, scientists report. This advance of tapping the natural heat of Earth may ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 Scientists investigating how to control take-all, a fungus that lives in soil and infects wheat roots to cause disease, have discovered that different varieties of wheat have ... read more
Oct. 5, 2015 Major volcanic eruptions can have a significant effect on the flow of the biggest rivers around the world, research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists sought ... read more
Feb. 28, 2014 The true-color image above, from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite, shows the mostly frozen state of the Great Lakes on Feb. 19. On that date, ice ... read more
Feb. 19, 2014 Lake Superior is more than 90 percent iced over, and experts say it may be covered completely before winter's end. Someone has proposed a hike across Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron and Lake Erie ... read more
Nov. 27, 2013 Scientists have discovered two subglacial lakes 800 meters below the Greenland Ice Sheet. Subglacial lakes are likely to influence the flow of the ice sheet, impacting global sea level change. The ... read more