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Russia"s Blood Red River Is Even Worse Than We Knew

Last week, strange images of a river that had turned blood red emerged out of Russia. Now satellite images show that the red waters run much further through the area—and it’s been happening for decades.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsSep 15th, 2016

Grain drain, Laos" sand mining damaging the Mekong

Grain by grain, truckload by truckload, Laos' section of the Mekong river is being dredged of sand to make cement—a commodity being devoured by a Chinese-led building boom in the capital......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 27th, 2016

Vietnam warns of dire impact from planned Mekong dams

Research commissioned by Vietnam has warned of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions of people living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 5th, 2016

The Nile Has Turned to Blood in This Satellite Image

There’s a passage in the Bible that suggests the Nile once turned to blood. But the red ribbon in this image isn’t quite so grizzly, because it actually depicts the vegetation growing around the river.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 1st, 2016

Don"t Worry, the Nile Hasn"t Turned to Blood in This Satellite Image

There’s a passage in the Bible that suggests the Nile once turned to blood. But the red ribbon in this image isn’t quite so grizzly, because it actually depicts the vegetation growing around the river.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 1st, 2016

See How a River Totally Changes Over Time in This GIF

Watch as satellite imagery shows how the windy Ucayali River in Peru changed its course over the span of 25 years. The sharp bends of the original river start moving around and then even merge at some points creating a whole new pathway, while the leftove.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMar 29th, 2016

[Policy Forum] Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong

The world's most biodiverse river basins—the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong—are experiencing an unprecedented boom in construction of hydropower dams. These projects address important energy needs, but advocates often overestimate economic benefits and und.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciencemagRelated NewsJan 7th, 2016

Sahara Reveals Remains of Ancient River

Using a satellite-born sensor system that can penetrate through several feet of dry surface sediments, researchers found the dry remains of an ancient river system winding for hundreds of miles below... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsNov 20th, 2015

Beneath the Saharan sands, a river valley

Satellite map reveals river that flowed in wetter times. (credit: Evgeni Zotov) If someone traveling the Sahara Desert with you said, “I bet there used to be a huge river right about… here,” you would probably think it's time to .....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 10th, 2015

Ray of hope for critically endangered Mekong dolphin but mega-dams threaten its chances of survival

Years of effective conservation work has slowed the rapid rate of decline of the critically endangered Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin, providing a glimmer of hope for its future – according to the latest data......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 10th, 2015

ISRO begins countdown for Monday launch of eight satellites

Decks have been cleared for the September 26 morning launch of India's weather satellite SCATSAT-1 and seven other satellites The post ISRO begins countdown for Monday launch of eight satellites appeared first on Tech2. Decks have been cleared for th.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News15 hr. 35 min. ago

A robot fish is helping the Navy improve underwater movement

Oscar Curet is an assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University. For the past couple of years, he's studied the movement of the Knifefish, an animal native to the Amazon River, that uses a long ribbon fin to propel itself through the water and naviga.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Puerto Rico"s Massive Power Outage Seen from Space

A NASA satellite has captured dramatic photos of Puerto Rico before and after a massive blackout during which almost 1.5 million homes lost power late Wednesday (Sept. 21), according to NASA's Earth Observatory......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

You"re Paying 40% More For TV Than You Were 5 Years Ago

According to data from Leichtman Research's annual study, pay TV subscriptions keep going up and up. So much so that in the last five years, they have gone up by 40 percent. In 2011, subscribers were paying an average of $73.63 for cable or satellite, but.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

DirecTV Now streaming rumored to supplant satellite by 2020

AT&T is planning to release a DirecTV-branded streaming video service later this year, but according to Bloomberg, it also expects for that to become its primary video platform soon. Earlier this week, its CEO Randall Stephenson confirmed the Dir........»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

SpaceX shares preliminary findings for Amos-6 satellite, rocket explosion

SpaceX has released a statement on the preliminary findings of the investigation into what cause the Amos-9 mission failure, which point to a failure within the Falcon 9's second stage. The post SpaceX shares preliminary findings for Amos-6 satellite, roc.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

SpaceX zeroes in on cause of spectacular rocket explosion - CNET

Elon Musk's space company posts preliminary results of its investigation into an "anomaly" that led to the loss of a Falcon 9 rocket and Amos-6 satellite......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  cnetRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Meet The Stuntman Who Completed Evel Knievel"s Famous Snake River Canyon Jump

Forty years ago, Evel Knievel strapped himself into a rocket and tried to fly over Idaho’s immense Snake River Canyon. He didn’t make it. But the stunt launched his lunacy into legend and inspired a generation of adrenaline junkies like Eddie Braun .....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Satellite tracking could help locate airliners that go down in remote areas

Technological advancements over the years have made airline travel safer and more convenient than ever. Unfortunately, things like mechanical failures and intentional acts of terrorism are still a very real concern in this day and age......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

This week in space: Mars missions, a space blob, and a falling satellite

We found a galaxy nursery inside a huge space blob, which is cool. There will probably also be a Chinese satellite falling out of the sky in 2017. Less cool......»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016