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Peter Gleick: State Needs More Water Storage – Underfoot

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The massive rains over the past month are both a blessing and a curse for California.

Study: Overpumping Draws Down the World’s Groundwater Reserves

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Groundwater depletion doubled between 1960 and 2000.

Overdraft and Saltwater Intrusion Strain the Floridan Aquifer

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Excessive withdrawals are forcing communities from South Carolina to Florida to look elsewhere for water.

US Government Approves World’s Largest Solar Project

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The Blythe solar plant is the sixth on public lands to get federal approval this month.

Reservoir of Acidic Water Rises Beneath South Africa’s Largest City

Polluted groundwater has forced the South African government to scramble for solutions.

Peter Gleick: ‘And During the Wet Years They Lost All Memory of the Dry Years.’

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California has just suffered through three years of drought. Certainly not the first such drought and not the last.

India and Pakistan Dispute Water Use for Hydropower, Agriculture

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India strives to redirect water, currently used for Pakistani agriculture, on the Kishanganga River for 330 megawatts.

X-Rays Mark the Spot to Drill for Water in Chad

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Magnetic imaging lets scientists peer beneath the surface to see exactly where groundwater sources are located.

Q&A: Chris Groves – Exploring Underground Water Systems in Mammoth Cave

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Renowned cave explorer Dr. Chris Groves goes deep into Mammoth Cave to see how torrential rainfall above affects underground rivers and ancient passages.

Bid to Protect Michigan’s Groundwater Draws Opposition, Praise

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A proposed bill that declares Michigan’s groundwater a “public trust” has set off a storm of controversy, with opponents claiming that the legislation would expose property owners to new state fees.

2009 California Water Plan Published

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Report recommends upgrading the state's information base to better user understanding of the water system.

Water, Not al-Qaeda, is Yemen’s Main Domestic Concern, Experts Say

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Yemen made headlines last Christmas as the training ground for the man who attempted to blow up an airplane two months ago, but a more immediate concern for the people living in the country is a rapidly dwindling supply of freshwater.