Researchers say that the rapidly increasing abstraction of groundwater for irrigation is depleting aquifers in key food-producing regions in the U.S., China and India.
The rate at which vast areas of California’s Central Valley are sinking has accelerated as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped out to meet water shortages during the region’s historic drought.
California's State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday expanded emergency regulations regarding the state's use of water.
Four months after a leak was first noticed in a northern Alberta, Canada, tar sands field, operators still don't know what caused it or how to stop it. Now a lake will be drained to try to find the source -- a catastrophe that points up the industry's failure to understand its own processes.