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A Sinking Metropolis

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A day in the life of Jakarta—a city drowning in water insecurity.

Maui Mayor Rejects Clean Water Act Settlement, Aims for Supreme Court Hearing

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Internal politics in Maui County muddle a closely watched groundwater case.

Clean Water Act Showdown at Supreme Court Might Be Avoided. For Now.

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A lawsuit with broad implications for the country’s waterways and pollution permitting system might be resolved out of court, avoiding, at least for now, a showdown in the nation’s highest court over the scope of the Clean Water Act.

Study: Inadequate Groundwater for Current and Potential Demands in Basin Targeted by Las Vegas

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Spring, creeks, and wetlands on the Nevada-Utah border are at risk in “worst case” pumping scenario, U.S. Geological Survey finds.

As Seas Rise, Unchecked Groundwater Use Sinks Coastal Cities

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Life on the coast is already hazardous. Groundwater mismanagement amplifies other risks.

Risks to Groundwater in India’s Solar Irrigation Pump Expansion

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Cheap solar power, widely available, could worsen India’s already depleted aquifers.

U.S. Groundwater Wells Race Towards Bottom

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Well depths are increasing across the United States, study finds.

Michigan leads nation in PFAS. It will lead cleanups, too, U.S. reps say

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A report this month found Michigan leads the nation in sites contaminated with toxic chemicals known as PFAS, and the state’s bipartisan delegation in Congress has introduced a flurry of legislation to increase testing.

Capital Flight? Indonesia Leader Suggests Moving Government Out of Sinking Jakarta

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Unsustainable groundwater use is one factor that could prompt a political and urban restructuring in Indonesia.

Nitrate Pollution Rising In Private Wells in Iowa

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Report highlights lack of water quality data for household wells.

Is U.S. Groundwater Quality Getting Better or Worse? It’s Hard to Say

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Too little data so far for main national monitoring network.

New Estimate Finds Less Fresh Groundwater in U.S. Than Previously Assumed

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A new study demonstrates that fresh groundwater, in eastern states as well as those west of the Mississippi, is shallower than previously thought and thus less abundant.