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Scientists find evidence of ancient mega lake in Africa

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 00:47

A large freshwater lake once filled the White Nile valley in Sudan, according to a new study.

NASA rover finds remnants of freshwater lake on Mars

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 09:22

A US space agency rover tooling around on the dry surface of Mars has for the first time uncovered direct evidence of what used to be a freshwater lake, scientists said Monday.

Scientists discover vast undersea freshwater reserves

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 12:31

Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle.

New method of desalination gives 40 nanolitres of fresh water per minute

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 14:00

Chemists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater.

Kerala to set up a body to conserve fresh water lake

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 18:56

Kerala government has decided to set up an Authority for protection and conservation of Sasthamkotta fresh water lake in Kollam district which was facing threat of pollution.

10 new species of freshwater earthworms discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 19:44

Scientists have discovered an astonishing 10 new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms in river systems in Thailand.

Mining turning fresh water rivers saline

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 12:29

Mining and other industrial activities are turning freshwater rivers into saline systems not only in Australia but also in other parts of the world.

Fresh water from rivers and rain can intensify hurricanes by 50%

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 19:31

When hurricanes blow over ocean regions swamped by fresh water, the conditions can unexpectedly intensify the storm, according to an analysis of tropical cyclones.

Chinese scientists research largest freshwater lake

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 17:51

Chinese scientists have started a research programme on the country`s largest freshwater lake in a bid to strengthen economic development in the region, Xinhua reported Friday.

Global warming affecting lakes worldwide

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 17:05

Global warming, a major concern for the various water resources of the world, is also causing harm to the globe`s freshwater lakes, a new study has warned.

Over 18,000 trees to be felled in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 15:29

Jammu and Kashmir Forest department will fell more than 18,000 trees which have grown in Asia`s largest freshwater lake, Wullar, to conserve it.

Mountains can resolve energy, water, food security issues

Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 18:12

Freshwater from mountain systems is vital to maintain agricultural biodiversity, says David Molden, DG of ICIMOD, in an exclusive write-up for OneWorld South Asia.