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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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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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‘We said, there must be ladies’: the pioneering Maasai women ending all-male leadership of the land

In one Kenyan reserve, women are taking up roles that give them a say in community life and protecting the land they depend on – inspiring a new generation to follow in their footsteps.

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Lake Powell is still in trouble. Here's what's good and what's alarming about current water levels

Low water puts a hydropower plant at risk and highlights volatility for an important form of clean energy.
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Midland's water woes: Texas' drilling dilemma

The clash between water conservation and oil drilling in the Permian Basin is reaching a critical juncture.

— Carlos Nogueras Ramos reports for The Texas Tribune.

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Midland reaches settlement over wastewater disposal worries

The city initially protested Pilot’s applications to drill the wells close to its water supply.
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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.