A global collaboration inventoried greenhouse gas emissions from rivers, lakes, and streams.
Neural Networks Map the Ebb and Flow of Tiny Ponds
Ponds play an outsized role in carbon emissions, but their size makes them hard to track. Enter machine learning.
Glacial Lakes Can Unleash Deadly Deluges. How Risky Are They?
Breaches in glacial lake dams threaten millions around the world, and scientists are investigating how climate change might affect that risk.
Lakes Can Change How Glaciers Move
Lakes forming from melted ice can have a big effect on their parent glacier, and more of these bodies of water are appearing under warming conditions.
Sedimentos lacustres registran el legado del carbón de Carolina del Norte
Los lagos contaminados con cenizas de carbón se encuentran en áreas residenciales y recreativas, provocando preocupaciones por la salud de los residentes locales y los ecosistemas.
Understanding Enhanced Arsenic Pollution in Shallow Lakes
A new study explains why the arsenic that has accumulated in lake bottom sediments is more harmful to the lake ecosystems in shallow lakes.
Did a Chaotic Climate Drive Human Evolution?
A new 620,000-year climate record from East Africa reveals dramatic swings between wet and dry conditions that may have influenced human evolution.
Lake Sediments Record North Carolina’s Coal Legacy
Coal ash–polluted lakes are in residential and recreational areas, invoking concern for the health of local residents and ecosystems.
The Fate of a Lake After a Dramatic Mining Disaster
Researchers tracked long-term sediment dynamics in Canada’s Quesnel Lake following the 2014 failure of a dam that spilled record-breaking amounts of contaminated mining waste.