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Report: Farming and Urban Growth Are Polluting U.S. Aquifers

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One-fifth of U.S. groundwater wells had at least one contaminant above federal standards for human health, according to new USGS study.

Des Moines Initiates Clean Water Act Lawsuit to Stem Farm Pollution

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Iowa’s largest city will sue three upstream counties to reduce nitrate contamination.

U.S. Farm Irrigation Becomes More Efficient, Moves East

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Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing…

Delays in Drought Response Push East Africa Toward Another Food Crisis

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Despite early-warning systems, the world lacks urgency in heading off slow-moving disasters.

Earth’s Major Aquifers Are in Trouble

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Groundwater reserves are falling, but little is known about how much water is left.

Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit

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Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted…

Big Data Requires Strong Relationships to Improve Farming

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To influence water and food systems, the data revolution needs…

Ogallala Groundwater Study Will Set Stage for Colorado Water Conservation Debate

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Farmers want to know the economic and social ramifications of…

Toledo Issues Emergency 'Do Not Drink Water' Warning to Residents

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Algae toxins poison Lake Erie; 400,000 people without water. Photo…

U.S. Irrigation Pushed Eastward By Drought and Financial Risks

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Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest and South could increase competition for water.

Drought to Cost California Agriculture $2.2 Billion and 17,000 Jobs, But Groundwater Is a Lifeline

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Record reductions in river flows will be offset by pumping more water from aquifers.

'Risky Business' Report Says Two Things about Water -- One Is Obvious, the Other Is Not

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Water is largely ignored in a report about U.S. economic risks…