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2012-02-21 14:04:42

Human activity is likely a greater threat to coastal groundwater used for drinking water supplies than rising sea levels from climate change, according to a study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University in Montreal. Grant Ferguson from the U of S Department of Civil and Geological Engineering worked with Tom Gleeson from McGill's Department of Civil Engineering to examine data from more than 1,400 coastal watersheds. What they found was that...

2012-02-13 13:14:18

In the heart of the Mojave Desert vast torrents of water flow freely in massive fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines and casino waterfalls: the prodigality that characterizes Las Vegas is sucking America dry, says one of the world´s leading water authorities. The issue of overexploitation of precious groundwater resources in an arid land faces Australia too, cautions Robert Glennon, Professor of Law at the University of Arizona and author of the book Unquenchable: America´s...

2012-01-16 11:00:07

Groundwater will be a major determinant of Australia´s future as the climate warms and our population swells, a leading water scientist cautioned today. “Groundwater makes up 97% of the fresh water on the planet. It currently supplies around 20% of humanity´s drinking water and 30% of our total water use,” says Professor Craig Simmons, Director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT). “However it will be far more important in...

Great Plains River Basins Threatened By Pumping Of Aquifers
2011-11-19 04:47:31

Suitable habitat for native fishes in many Great Plains streams has been significantly reduced by the pumping of groundwater from the High Plains aquifer — and scientists analyzing the water loss say ecological futures for these fishes are “bleak.” Results of their study have been published in the journal Ecohydrology. Unlike alluvial aquifers, which can be replenished seasonally with rain and snow, these regional aquifers were filled by melting glaciers during the...


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