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Researchers Discover Giant Freshwater Aquifer off U.S. East Coast

In a welcome bit of news as water shortages hit major cities worldwide, scientists have discovered an enormous low-salinity aquifer off the U.S. East Coast. The researchers say it could indicate other such aquifers trapped beneath the salty seas in ocean sediments across the planet. Continue reading Researchers Discover Giant Freshwater Aquifer off U.S. East Coast

4 Droughts Happening Right Now That Are Worse Than California’s

California and the American West are not the only places suffering from drought—in fact, there are several places in the world right now where overtaxed aquifers, severe pollution, and lack of rainfall are creating extreme water insecurity for residents. In some places, water is so scarce that municipal supplies are being rationed or shut off completely.

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1/3 Of World’s Largest Groundwater Sources In Serious Trouble

The earth’s biggest groundwater basins are being depleted far more quickly than previously believed, according to two new studies by the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

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Oil Companies Are Selling Dirty Wastewater to Drought-Stricken Farms

If we’re talking about who’s wasting water during California’s drought, one of the big culprits is oil production—about 10 gallons of wastewater are produced for every gallon of oil. Now oil companies like Chevron are selling that water back to farmers. But it’s not as tidy of an idea as you’d think.

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