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Shortages: Water supplies in crisis

Over the past 40 years the world's population has doubled. Our use of water has quadrupled. Yet the amount of water on Earth has stayed the same.
Less than 1% of the water on planet blue is for humans to drink.

California Snowpack Measure Could Reveal Future of Drought

Surveyors will ski into the Sierra Nevada on Tuesday to gauge prospects for water runoff this spring.

In California, Demand for Groundwater Causing Huge Swaths of Land to Sink

Prolonged drought in California is increasing demand for groundwater, which in turn is causing lands to subside.

Does California Rain Mean the Drought Is Over?

A welcome new weather pattern means this won't be a record dry winter, but experts say it's "too little, too late" to avert a creeping crisis.

Drinking WaterWater Supply, FreshWater - National ...

How can such a wet planet be so short on clean fresh water? The latest installment in the "Challenges for Humanity" series plumbs the problem."

Americans Are Thirsty for Clean Water – The Great Energy ...

Across America, people are standing up for clean water. On Saturday, thousands gathered in nearly 60 cities as part of the Green The Block "National Day of Action," which focused on the nation's ...

No Water, No Gain for Iraq's Oil Development – The Great ...

Iraq vaulted to second place this year among the largest oil producers in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and is poised to ramp up its already robust output even further. ...


More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world.


The Middle East has experienced many environmental concerns lately. Water resources are becoming increasingly scarce, especially for the millions there who already lack access to sanitary water.

Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war

From California to the Middle East, huge areas of the world are drying up and a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. US intelligence is warning of the dangers of shrinking resources and experts say the world is 'standing on a precipice'

IRAQ: Water shortage leads people to drink from rivers

For the past four months we have been forced to drink, wash and clean with the river water. There is a dire shortage of potable water in Fallujah and nearby cities,

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