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Hindu women offer prayers to the sun god by venturing into the foam-coated waters of the Yamuna River (a major tributary of the Ganges) in New Delhi, India. The river is responsible for 70 per cent of the city’s water supply but is severely polluted at this stretch. Recently city authorities have taken to deploying blowers to push back the foam from the banks during festivals, so that the faithful can take a holy dip. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

We need thriving rivers in order for life on Earth to flourish. But often how we treat them shows little understanding of...

Hindu women offer prayers to the sun god by venturing into the foam-coated waters of the Yamuna River (a major tributary of the Ganges) in New Delhi, India. The river is responsible for 70 per cent of the city’s water supply but is severely polluted at this stretch. Recently city authorities have taken to deploying blowers to push back the foam from the banks during festivals, so that the faithful can take a holy dip. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

We need thriving rivers in order for life on Earth to flourish. But often how we treat them shows little understanding of...

This article is almost seven years old.

Following a recent tragedy in Brazil, Jennifer Krill wonders when environmental laws are going to be enforced...

This article is almost seven years old.

A poetic and heartfelt plea to restore a wounded planet. By Suprabha Seshan.

This article is more than seven years old.

The overflowing Indus River is making people’s lives dangerous, difficult and uncertain, writes Neill Garvie...

This article is almost nine years old.

Emma Rothero and David Gowing call for a natural solution to Britain’s flood risk.

This article is more than 11 years old.

Vanessa Baird discovers why the Asháninka people of the River Ene are taking a hard line against dam builders – and...

This article is almost 13 years old.

Alberta’s waterways are threatened by Canada’s tar sands operations. To save them we must put money and resources into proper...

This article is almost 15 years old.

We went to a pub to mark the 50th birthday of a member of our
community. He's taken to a Harley Davidson motorbike of...

This article is more than 15 years old.

So El Niño’s cold sister, La Niña, has deflected the jetstream and
submerged the Heart of England under foul water. When...

This article is almost 16 years old.

Though I’ve signed off from a regular blog from the barge, there are a few loose ends to tie up.

This article is more than 16 years old.

I’ve been living on this barge for the better part of four months and I reckon the time has now come to stop blogging about it...

This article is more than 16 years old.

So this is it, my new home for who knows how long, on its way through the lock around the corner.

This article is more than 16 years old.

To judge from the scoffolding poles that were being exchanged
outside the pub this afternoon, there is mounting tension...

This article is more than 16 years old.

I’m afraid I can’t resist a small whoop of triumph as I post this entry direct from the barge.

This article is more than 16 years old.

I am becoming sensitive, not to say jumpy, about sound.

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