Category Archives: Rivers

Yamuna: Which Once Flowed in India and Why it cannot be Thames

The Yamuna (Pron:ˈjʌmʊnə) (Sanskrit: यमुना), sometimes called Jamuna (Bengali: যমুনা, Hindi: जमुना, Urdu: جمنا) or Jumna, is the largest tributary river of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India. Originating from the Yamunotri Glacier at a height of 6,387 metres on … Continue reading

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River Capture

After streams have started their journey and finally plunge into the ocean  many things may happen. One of these happenings is the river capture or stream piracy. River capture is  very common  in such regions as are characterized by folded … Continue reading

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Arabia Was NOT a Desert Always

Arabia is a vast desert today,but it was not so always.  Satellite images have revealed that a network of ancient rivers once habited Arabian Desert. The images triggered a major potentially ground-breaking research project led by the University of Oxford into … Continue reading

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China maps Brahmaputra, Indus and reveals new facts

Chinese scientists have completed a first of its kind study to pinpoint the sources of the Brahmaputra and Indus rivers using satellite images, and have found that the length and drainage areas of both rivers exceeded earlier estimates.Researchers from the … Continue reading

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River Stages:Middle Course of the River – Meanders & Ox-bow Lakes

In this stage the river channel has become much wider and deeper as the channel has been eroded and the river has been fed by many tributaries upstream. Consequently, despite the more gentle gradient the velocity of flow may be … Continue reading

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Amazing places around the world

Lencois Maranhenses – A desert with lagoons Located in the State of Maranhao, on the north shore of Brazil, the Lenois Maranhenses National Park is an area of about 300 square kms of blinding white dunes and deep blue lagoons, … Continue reading

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Yangtze River’s Ancient Origins

The Yangtze River in China is 40 million years older than was previously thought, according to new research.A study of minerals by a team led by Durham University reveals that the Yangtze River began to cut the Three Gorges area … Continue reading

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Rivers: From Source to Sea

Rivers provide us with food, energy, recreation, transportation routes, and of course water for irrigation and for drinking. But where do they start and where do they end? Rivers begin in mountains or hills, where rain water or snowmelt collects … Continue reading

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River Deltas Around the World are Sinking Due to Human Activity

A new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder indicates most of the world’s low-lying river deltas are sinking from human activity, making them increasingly vulnerable to flooding from rivers and ocean storms and putting tens of millions … Continue reading

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Antarctica’s hidden plumbing revealed

THE first complete map of the lakes beneath Antarctica’s ice sheets reveals the continent’s secret water network is far more dynamic than we thought. This could be acting as a powerful lubricant beneath glaciers, contributing to sea level rise. Unlike … Continue reading

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Amazon is 11 Million Years Old

According to a study ,the Amazon River originated as a transcontinental river around 11 million years ago and took its present shape approximately 2.4 million years ago. full story

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