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Draining of world’s aquifers contributing to rising sea levels

Trillions of tonnes of water have been pumped up from deep underground reservoirs in every part of the world, says report Humanity’s unquenchable thirst for fresh water is driving up sea levels even faster than melting glaciers, according to new research. The massive impact of the global population’s growing need for water on rising sea […]

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Study: Overpumping Draws Down the World’s Groundwater Reserves

Much of the global groundwater pumped out of aquifers for household use and irrigation ends up in the world’s oceans, depleting the aquifers faster than they can be replenished, a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters shows. The study by hydrologists from Utrecht University and the Dutch research institute Deltares noted that the rate […]

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