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Drop in US underground water levels has accelerated: USGS

Reuters: Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S Continue reading

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Drought expands, concerns mount about wheat and rivers

Reuters: Drought continued to expand through the central United States even as winter weather sets in, wreaking havoc on the nation’s new wheat crop and on movement of key commodities as major shipping waterways grow shallow. Continue reading

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Temperatures are Up

Environmental News Network: Feel warmer? Maybe not everywhere but global temperatures were the fifth highest on record for October Continue reading

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Not All Wetlands Are Created Equal

New York Times: To many, it’s a familiar scenario: a strip mall suddenly pops up in what was once a desolate quagmire or boggy boondock. Continue reading

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