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Large dome of fresh water detected in Arctic Ocean

Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012, 20:24

With the help of ESA satellites, scientists have discovered that a large dome of fresh water has been building up in the Arctic Ocean over the last 15 years.

Freshwater flatworm is 1st animal sans centrosome

Last Updated: Friday, January 06, 2012, 19:03

A tiny, freshwater flatworm found in ponds and rivers around the world is the first animal ever discovered without a crucial structure inside its cells known as the centrosome.

Dead Sea is not quite dead yet: Scientists

Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 14:57

The `Dead Sea` is not quite dead yet, as freshwater springs are still feeding the drying water body.

Mars radar study can map Earth freshwater aquifers

Last Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011, 19:01

A radar primarily designed to explore the subsurface of Mars, is being used to map freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath our deserts, according to NASA.

Sharks were once small, harmless fish

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 15:46

In popular imagination, sharks are fearsome predators looking for their next unfortunate victim.

Rare freshwater jellyfish found in China

Last Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 12:19

A rare type of freshwater jellyfish has been found to be thriving in a river in south China.

Freshwater fish threatened with extinction

Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2011, 13:26

British scientists have warned that freshwater fish have become the most endangered group of animals on the planet, with more than a third threatened with extinction.

Water cut in Mumbai for four days beginning today

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 10:14

Residents of south Mumbai and city suburbs will have to brace for a fresh phase of four-day water cuts starting from Wednesday as the local civic body has taken up major repair work in order to augment water supply in the city.

Common freshwater algae holds promise for nuclear clean-up

Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 13:09

Algae might hold a key to cleaning up after disasters such as Japan`s Fukushima nuclear accident.

Fresh water flowing into oceans at alarming rate

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 18:57

Researchers have found that freshwater is flowing into Earth`s oceans at alarming amounts every year, thanks to more frequent and extreme storm linked to global warming.

Changing rainfall pattern may deprive billion people of water

Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009, 11:22

A changing rainfall pattern may deprive a billion people of fresh water in the tropics and subtropics in the coming decades, according to the latest research.

World’s fourth largest freshwater lake loses 80 percent of its water

Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2009, 18:52

Reports indicate that Central Asia’s vast Aral Sea, which was once the world’s fourth largest freshwater lake, has dramatically retreated, with its eastern section losing about 80 percent of its water in just four years.