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Study Surveys Global Risk of Dry Wells

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Wells serving many of the world’s rural households, farms, and factories are at risk of running dry if groundwater levels in their areas continue to decline.

For Honolulu, Rising Seas Deliver Flood Risks Three Ways

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The biggest source of flooding linked to sea-level rise for Hawaii’s capital city comes not from the sea itself. It comes from underground.

Perspective: How Does the Coronavirus Crisis Compare to the Global Groundwater Crisis?

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Global efforts on the scale of those to curb the devastation of SARS-CoV-2 are few and far between. These months could provide a template for reducing future environmental damage.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Trump Bid to Limit Water Pollution Law

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments seeking to limit the reach of a landmark water pollution law in a Hawaii dispute over wastewater indirectly discharged into the Pacific Ocean.

Hidden Flood Risk for San Francisco Bay Area Communities Lurks Underground

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Flooding linked to rising groundwater levels is a neglected consequence of rising seas. Bigger walls won't keep it out.

‘The Need Is Significant’: Fast-Growing Michigan County Confronts Groundwater Challenges

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Ottawa County, Michigan, attempts to balance population growth and groundwater sustainability.

U.S. Food Trade Increasingly Leans On Unsustainable Groundwater

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It takes water to grow crops, and an increasing portion of the US’s irrigation water is unsustainably mined from groundwater sources.

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.