TAG: aquifers

NASA data show the world is running out of water

June 17, 2015By

According to the Washington Post, new NASA satellite data show the world’s largest underground aquifers are being depleted at unsustainable rates. Aquifers are underground water reserves, which serve as a source of fresh water for hundreds of millions of people. In various locations, including India, China, the U.S. and more, 21 of the world’s 37 largest aquifers have passed their... read more

Groundwater levels shrinking, report shows

June 5, 2013By

A newly released U.S. Geological Survey report shows that from 1900 to 2008, U.S. aquifers had been depleted by more than twice the volume of water found in Lake Eerie alone. The report, Groundwater Depletion in the United States 1900-2008, examined 40 aquifers in the U.S. based on previous studies and current evaluations. It checked the changing groundwater levels in... read more