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  • Human activity on rivers outpaces, compounds effects of climate change

    Professor Jim Best led a review of the health and resiliency of the world’s largest river systems and calls for multinational governance and scientific collaboration to confront the mounting effects of human activity and climate change faced by rivers.

    Professor Jim Best led a review of the health and resiliency of the world’s largest river systems and calls for multinational governance and scientific collaboration to confront the mounting effects of human activity and climate change faced by rivers. 

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Jim Best, email jimbest@illinois.edu.

    The paper “The pace of human-induced change in large rivers: Stresses, resilience and vulnerability to extreme events” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.05.021