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Rivers can suddenly change course – scientists used 50 years of...

Vamsi Ganti, University of California Santa Barbara Throughout history, important cities around the world have flourished along river banks....

Beavers offer lessons about managing water in a changing climate, whether...

Christine E. Hatch, UMass Amherst It’s no accident that both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute...

Infrastructure matters for wildlife too – here’s how aging culverts are...

Ashlee Abrantes, University of Washington As the Biden administration prepares to make the biggest investment in U.S. infrastructure in...

When dams cause more problems than they solve, removing them can...

Jon Honea, Emerson College Across the United States, dams generate hydroelectric power, store water for drinking and irrigation, control flooding and create recreational opportunities such...

Mine waste dams threaten the environment, even when they don’t fail

Christopher Sergeant, The University of Montana and Julian D. Olden, University of Washington Scars from large mining operations are permanently etched across the landscapes of...

Hydropower dams can harm coastal areas far downstream

Paula Ezcurra, University of California San Diego and Octavio Aburto, University of California San Diego Thousands of hydroelectric dams are under construction around the world,...

Amazon deforestation, already rising, may spike under Bolsonaro

Robert T. Walker, University of Florida Over the past 25 years that I have been conducting environmental research in the Amazon, I have witnessed the...

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey causes a host of public health concerns

Neil S. Grigg, Colorado State University The historic rainfall dumped by Hurricane Harvey has already led to deaths by drownings and the destruction of many...

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So when should you book that flight? The truth on airline...

By Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California, Berkeley and Volodymyr Bilotkach, Newcastle University How airlines price tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends....