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Tulare Lake basin faces state intervention over water issues

Tulare Lake basin faces state intervention over water issues

California water regulators have placed the Tulare Lake basin on probation due to insufficient action against excessive groundwater pumping, risking further environmental damage.

Ian James and Jessica Garrison report for the Los Angeles Times.

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Nebraska's water ownership quandary amid farmland investments

Nebraska's water ownership quandary amid farmland investments

Nebraska grapples with the implications of out-of-state investments in farmland, spurred by the valuable groundwater resources of the Ogallala Aquifer.

Yanqi Xu reports for Flatwater Free Press. Storyrepublished by Investigate Midwest.

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Utah introduces new regulations for mineral extraction at the Great Salt Lake

A recent bill passed by the Utah Legislature introduces significant changes to the regulation of mineral extraction at the Great Salt Lake, aiming to address the lake's declining water levels.

Brooke Larsen reports for High Country News.

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Will a shrinking Colorado River shrivel the produce aisle?

The U.S. gets its leafy greens and other fresh produce from the Southwest in winter. Less Colorado River water could mean higher prices or more imported.

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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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Spanish minister hails deal to save Andalucía wetlands as a model for green transition

€1.4bn deal to protect Doñana national park will diversify local economy and stop farmers using aquifers to irrigate fruit crops.

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‘Green roads’ are plowing ahead, buffering drought and floods

As the developing world witnesses a boom in road building, a movement to retrofit existing roads is gathering steam. Using embankments, channels, and dikes, so-called “green roads” help control floods, harvest excess water for use in irrigation, and slash maintenance costs.
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