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NASA: The World’s Groundwater Is Quickly Running Out

Over a decade-long study of 37 major aquifers worldwide, 21 of them—including the Indus Basin, which supplies much of India’s water—showed a depletion of supply.

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California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning It May Be Contaminating Aquifers

The state’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have been intentionally polluted due to exemptions for oil industry.

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Study Raises New Concerns About Fracking

A study into the safety of gas drilling in New York state’s Marcellus Shale concludes that natural faults and fractures, exacerbated by the effects of fracking, could allow chemicals to reach the surface and contaminate drinking water supplies much sooner than experts previously predicted.

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