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2023 look ahead: Freshwater takes the spotlight

By Mary Kate McCoy

January 17, 2023
From roaring rivers to seasonal springs, freshwater is essential to life on Earth. Yet these ecosystems — and the species within them — tend to be overlooked, receiving only a fraction of the attention and funding dedicated to nature conservation.
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Expert: Ending the global water crisis ‘starts in your back yard’

By Kiley Price

January 29, 2021
Conservation News spoke to a Conservation International freshwater scientist about the key differences between the climate crisis and the water crisis — and why we must tap into different solutions for each.
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New tool provides gauge for freshwater health

By Allie Goldstein

March 19, 2018
Scientists created a scoring system for freshwater health.
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Why are freshwater species in trouble? Bad p.r., for one

By Ian Harrison, Ph.D.

October 11, 2017
New research aims to show people how we can protect important freshwater ecosystems by shining the spotlight on large, charismatic freshwater species that people largely ignore.
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As dams rise along the Mekong, can leaders balance nature and development?

By Sarah Hauck

December 7, 2016
A new tool could help enable simpler — and smarter — decisions concerning critical freshwater sources.
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