The aquatic equivalent of a tornado usually appears in tropical waters, but a sudden plunge in temperatures creates them in the Great Lakes as well.
Lessened snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains has some scientists worried about the impact on California's water supply, a third of which comes from those mountains.
A warmer, wetter climate could also boost pollution from cities and farms draining into rivers, lakes and streams.
As far as bizarre waterways go, Bolivia's Laguna Colorada is in a class by itself. Continue reading →
A lake near Oregon's Hoodoo Ski Area fills from melted snow and then drains into a lava tube, leaving a meadow.
They look like the perfect couple formed by a simultaneous two-fer asteroid strike, but Quebec's Clearwater Lakes are nothing of the sort.
From the vantage point of a helicopter, Lake Michigan's tragic past becomes crystal clear. Continue reading →
Lake Vostok may be a treasure trove of extremophiles -- organisms which have evolved to live in the harshest, most inhospitable conditions. Continue reading →
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