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Europe's groundwater crisis deepens

Europe's groundwater, once considered abundant, is now facing a critical decline in both quality and quantity due to climate change and industrial overexploitation.

Zeynep Sentek, Jelena Prtorić, Sarah Pilz report for Under the Surface.

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Mexico city's metro system faces sinking crisis due to subsidence

A dire study reveals that Mexico City's metro system is sinking rapidly due to subsidence, posing risks to its infrastructure and passenger safety.

Matt Simon reports for Wired.

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Recent court rulings bolster state power to safeguard groundwater

In a significant shift, western states are gaining ground in the battle to conserve their precious groundwater resources.

Christopher Flavelle reports for The New York Times.

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The world’s essential aquifers are in deep trouble

New research finds that the groundwater systems that hydrate your life are in rapid, sometimes accelerating decline around the globe. Here’s how to stop the retreat.
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Talbert Cypress: In Florida Everglades, our tribal conservation plan will end drilling in Big Cypress for good

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida has a plan to stop the drilling and protect the aquifer.
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Some California farmers pay for groundwater. Is that workable?

A conversation with Coral Davenport, a climate reporter, about a novel water payment system in the Pajaro Valley.
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Indiana’s plan to pipe in groundwater for microchip-making draws fire

The state is courting high-tech investments, but a new industrial park may lack enough water. Opponents say piping it from miles away might dry out residential wells.
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