freshwater

Meet the animal that may never die

Is there a creature that can defeat death? Yes, says new research that confirmed that the tiny hydra - a centimetre-long polyp that inhabits fresh water all over the world - does not age and, if kept in ideal conditions, may just live forever.

Dec 26, 2015, 12:56 PM IST
World lakes` rapid warming putting ecosystems at risk

World lakes` rapid warming putting ecosystems at risk

The world's lakes are warming faster than both the oceans and the air around them, creating blooms of algae that are toxic to fish and rob water of oxygen.

Dec 19, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Climate change can alter the planet's shape

 As melting glaciers erode the land, global warming could alter the shape of the planet, says a new study.

Oct 03, 2015, 13:44 PM IST
New system to turn wastewater into freshwater

New system to turn wastewater into freshwater

Researchers have developed a new technology that turns wastewater into freshwater more efficiently than conventional methods.

Feb 23, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Evolution of Human species linked to groundwater: Study

A new study shows that our ancient ancestors' ability to find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been the key to their survival and the evolution of the human species.

Sep 11, 2014, 21:28 PM IST
Antarctica melt reason behind rise in sea-level

Antarctica melt reason behind rise in sea-level

A new study has revealed that that fresh water from melting glaciers is the reason behind rise in the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica.

Sep 01, 2014, 11:26 AM IST

Canada`s water: A paradox of pollution and waste

In Canada, a country with vast reserves of freshwater, the precious resource should reasonably be expected to be pristine and practically free to consumers.

May 14, 2014, 11:25 AM IST

Fish therapy makes its way into Gaza

Fouad Yahya, a resident of the Gaza Strip, had never expected that one day a fish will help treat his skin disease, a therapy that he learnt about via the internet.

May 19, 2013, 19:25 PM IST

Mountains can resolve energy, water, food security issues

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.

Feb 14, 2012, 17:13 PM IST

Mountains can resolve energy, water, food security issues

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.

Feb 02, 2012, 18:12 PM IST

Freshwater fish threatened with extinction

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.

Jul 31, 2011, 13:26 PM IST

Fresh water flowing into oceans at alarming rate

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.

Oct 05, 2010, 18:57 PM IST