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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.

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.