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Green Campaigners Concerned About Yamuna's Shrinking Floodplains

Green campaigners in India are worried, as the floodplains of the Yamuna river are being converted into shopping malls, residential and commercial outlets and even hotels for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. This will further choke the highly polluted river and spell danger for the city's wate...

Earth Day Celebrated With Hopes of a Greener Tomorrow

...polluted rivers, will they keep on building up various constructions on its floodplains and contribute non- biodegradable wastes to it?' he asked. Be it the ...o short-circuits the huge water potential beneficial to the city, since the floodplains are an important source of groundwater recharge. 'It's a problem whic...
Floodplains in Biological News

More accurate FEMA flood maps could help avoid significant damages and losses

... and lower than the NED. These differences significantly affect predicting the extent of flooding, the committee stated. Overall, the total areas of floodplains defined from lidar and from the NED were similar in two study regions and differed in shape by 20 percent in one study region. As lidar data coverage...

Oregon's Rogue River Basin to face climate-change hurdles

...er might mean longer and deeper droughts, as well as longer and more severe floods." Science panelists addressed the restoration and maintenance of floodplains and fisheries, including the survivability of salmon, steelhead and other native species, as well as protection measures for forests and forest wildli...

Alpine rivers hold important clues for preserving biodiversity and coping with climate change

...c way within reaches where space can be made available for this," said Gurnell. The idea here is to reconnect river ecosystems with the banks and even floodplains in cases where space is available but past management has severed such links. However, it is also important that river flows can sustain the widening ...

Fertilizers -- a growing threat to sea life

... both the natural wildlife and water quality. The combination of the increasing use of fertilizers, deforestation and the draining of wetlands and floodplains to provide more land for crops, has led to an imbalance in the nitrogen cycle, in particular reduced opportunities for the natural removal of nitrogen...

Vegetation hardly affected by extreme flood events

...wn to be most important drivers in structuring riverine communities. However, until now, the effects of extreme flood events on the flora and fauna of floodplains have been largely unknown, despite the fact that such events are likely to become more frequent as a result of climate change, say the researchers, wr...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 3, 2008

...Lake Eyre Basin. They find that of 529 dust plumes detected, 37 percent originated from dunes and other windblown features, 30 percent originated from floodplains and other alluvial features, and 29 percent originated from ephemeral lakes (only 4 percent of dust plumes originated from the bed of ephemeral Lake E...

Why do autumn leaves bother to turn red?

... out of North Carolina. By taking careful stock and laboratory analyses of the autumn foliage of sweetgum and red maple trees along transects from floodplains to ridge-tops in a nature preserve in Charlotte, N.C., former University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduate student Emily M. Habinck found that i...

Emory paleontologist reports discovery of carnivorous dinosaur tracks in Australia

...aur tracks are about 14 inches long, show at least two or three partial toes, and were likely made by large carnivorous dinosaurs (theropods) on river floodplains about 115 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. Based on track sizes, Martin estimates that these dinosaurs were 4.6 to 4.9 feet tall at the...

Cougar predation key to ecosystem health

...uted, robbing streambanks of shade and erosion protection. As a result, floodplains began to erode away. Other types of vegetation and the animal species depen...nts that help stabilize stream banks, provide food-web support, and protect floodplains for use by many other animal species. "The documentation o...
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