News tagged with groundwater supplies

Overuse of water threatens global food supply

Famine and starvation today threaten over 20 million people in four countries—Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia—the globe's largest humanitarian crisis in over half a century, according to the United Nations. Though ...

dateMay 09, 2017 in Environment
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NASA data used to track groundwater in Pakistan

The vast farmlands of Pakistan—a country with an economy based on agriculture—rely on one of the largest continuous irrigation systems in the world. Farmers were once able to depend solely on rivers and man-made canals ...

dateMar 01, 2016 in Environment
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Bailing out the world's fresh water bank

An Australian-based water scientist is testing a new technology to help save imperilled underground water resources in Australia and around the world as climate change tightens its grip on the global food supply.

dateApr 14, 2014 in Environment
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