Scientists Urge Greater Attention to Groundwater in Climate Adaptation

Better management, research, and funding is needed.

Atomic Crumbs Guide First Global Assessment of Groundwater Age

Newer groundwater is a small fraction of total reserves Photo…

‘Disastrous Year’ for North Cascades Glaciers Heralds Global Decline

Record heat in 2015 is melting glaciers at an eye-popping pace.

Line 5 Pipeline Task Force Highlights Weakness in Enbridge Management

Pipeline owner criticized for lapses in inspection and disclosure.

Michigan Pipeline Task Force Sets Stage for Line 5 Closure

Report calls for independent analysis of the risks, alternatives, and cost of a big oil spill in the Mackinac Straits.

Report: Lima Citizens Shoulder the Financial Burden of Water Insecurity

In Peru’s capital city, vulnerable communities pay a premium for water as poor infrastructure, population growth, and climate change pressure supplies.

Study: Fracking Water Use Varies in U.S. Oil and Gas Development

Shale gas basins in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Appalachian region use the most water per well.

Groundwater Depletion Stresses Majority of World’s Largest Aquifers

Scientists do not know how much groundwater is left.

Report: Water, Sanitation Integral to Ending World Hunger

Droughts, floods, and a lack of clean water slow the elimination of food insecurity in developing nations.

Study: Decades-long ‘Megadroughts’ in U.S. Southwest and Central Plains More Likely Due to Climate Change

Droughts that are extreme by today’s standards will be normal by the end of the century, according to NASA research.

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

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

World Economic Forum Ranks Water Crises as Top Global Risk

Water rises on the world agenda.