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Earth Has Many More Rivers And Streams Than We Thought, New Satellite Study Finds

Earth Has Many More Rivers And Streams Than We Thought, New Satellite Study Finds

Photo: Brent Stirton / Staff (Getty) Rivers and streams cover much more of the planet than geologists previously estimated, according to a new study published in Science. In total, this new estimate shows that, excluding land with glaciers, Earth is covered by just under 300,000 square miles (773,000 square kilometers)…

India And New Zealand Were Wrong To Recognise Rivers As Persons

India And New Zealand Were Wrong To Recognise Rivers As Persons

Courts in New Zealand and India have granted legal personhood status to three rivers. The strange status is meant to protect the waters from pollution, but the measure could lead to unintended consequences, while undermining efforts to grant personhood status to living beings who actually deserve it.