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2013-02-12 12:20:44

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study using data from a pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites finds that large parts of the arid Middle East region lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the past decade. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists at the University of California at Irvine (UC Irvine); NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., found...

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2010-10-05 09:07:18

UCI-led team cites global warming, accelerated cycle of evaporation, precipitation Freshwater is flowing into Earth's oceans in greater amounts every year, a team of researchers has found, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms linked to global warming. All told, 18 percent more water fed into the world's oceans from rivers and melting polar ice sheets in 2006 than in 1994, with an average annual rise of 1.5 percent. "That might not sound like much "“ 1.5 percent a year "“ but...

2009-08-12 12:52:46

Using satellite data, UC Irvine and NASA hydrologists have found that groundwater beneath northern India has been receding by as much as 1 foot per year over the past decade "“ and they believe human consumption is almost entirely to blame.More than 109 cubic kilometers (26 cubic miles) of groundwater disappeared from the region's aquifers between 2002 and 2008 "“ double the capacity of India's largest surface-water reservoir, the Upper Wainganga, and triple that of Lake Mead, the...