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Arsenic risk in Pakistan much greater than expected

In many parts of the densely populated plains along the Indus River and its tributaries, arsenic concentrations in groundwater supplies exceed the WHO guideline of 10 μg/litre. Very high concentrations, above 200 μg/litre, ...

dateAug 23, 2017 in Environment
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Cave mazes

Analysis of caves in Israel deserts brings to light the ancient groundwater circulation of north-western Arabia. The cave distribution, morphology, and deposit evidence indicates that they formed through dissolution by rising ...

dateJul 27, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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The high plains aquifer: Can we make it last?

The heart of the United States is a highly productive agricultural region. This "breadbasket" underpins much of U.S. society, but it also relies almost entirely on a complex network of diminishing groundwater resources.

dateMay 23, 2017 in Environment
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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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