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Human activities accelerate carbon release from rivers

Human activities accelerate carbon release from rivers

New research indicates that human activities are transforming rivers from carbon sinks into carbon sources, exacerbating climate change.

Jordan Pearson reports for CBC.

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China's renewable energy plans pose threats to the Mekong and Salween rivers

China's renewable energy plans pose threats to the Mekong and Salween rivers

China's decarbonization strategy could harm farmland and transboundary rivers like the Mekong and Salween, a study warns.

Carolyn Cowan reports for Mongabay.

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Virginia's aquatic life faces changes due to warming waters

Virginia's aquatic life faces changes due to warming waters

Rising water temperatures across Virginia are altering the aquatic ecosystem, impacting species from the Chesapeake Bay to inland rivers.

Evan Visconti reports for the Virginia Mercury.

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Michigan steps up dam removal in race against climate change

As climate change threatens to warm Michigan rivers, dam removal can drive temperatures down by several degrees overnight. An influx of state and federal money has boosted removal efforts, but advocates say more is needed.
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Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young introduces water trigger bill to close fracking loophole

A Greens senator and an independent are hoping to urgently close a legal loophole that allows fracking corporations "a license to drill without regard for rivers".
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Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young introduces water trigger bill to close fracking loophole

A Greens senator and an independent are hoping to urgently close a legal loophole that allows fracking corporations "a license to drill without regard for rivers".
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In rush for key metals, Canada ushers miners to its fragile north

Canada is offering incentives to mining companies to dig in its northern regions for the critical minerals needed for EVs and solar panels. But based on past abuses, critics fear carbon-rich peatlands will be lost, wild rivers polluted, and enormous cleanup projects left behind.

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