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Massive depletion of Middle East freshwater reserves

Already strained by water scarcity and political tensions, the arid Middle East along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is losing critical water reserves at a rapid pace, from Turkey upstream to Syria, Iran and Iraq below. The researchers, from the University of California – Irvine, based their findings on satellite measurements from 2003 – 2010 […]

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Grim Future For Global Water Resources

Two new studies in Nature predict major disruptions to the world’s supplies of fresh water. While some areas will become drier, others will receive much more rainfall, and others will be unable to cope with the run-off from previously ice-bound catchment areas. The first study, from the United States Geological Survey, looks at global shifts […]

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