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Cassini Probe Sees Nile-Like River on Saturn Moon

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The international Cassini space probe, which has been orbiting Saturn and its moons since 2004, has sent detailed new images of a remarkable, Nile-like river valley on Saturn’s moon Titan. The river stretches more than 400 kilometers from its headwaters’ and flows into a large sea. It is the first time astronomers have seen a […]

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Scientists Find Signs of Underground Brazilian River

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazilian scientists believe they have located an underground river an estimated 4,000 meters below the Amazon River. Named after the head of the research team that located the river, the Hamza River stretches an estimated 6,000 kilometers, emptying deep in the Atlantic Ocean. Like its famous above ground counterpart, the underground river is believed to […]

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US Senators Urge Protection for Mekong River

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of U.S. senators is urging Washington to use its “voice and vote” in international institutions to ensure strict environmental safeguards for the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. The senators, led by Democrat Jim Webb of Virginia, introduced a resolution in the Senate Thursday. It calls on U.S. representatives in such global institutions as […]

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Environmental Group Says Laos Approved Dam Project, Ignoring Neighbors’ Concerns

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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An environmental group says Laos appears determined to build a multi-billion dollar dam on the Mekong River, despite neighboring countries’ concerns about the project’s economic and environmental impact. U.S.-based International Rivers says it has obtained a letter sent earlier this month from Laos’ energy ministry to the Thailand-based developer of the Xayaburi dam, saying the […]

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