Tag Archives: Ogallala aquifer

Can Ogallala Aquifer Survive Drought and Pollution?

The high plains aquifer, also known as the Ogallala aquifer, is one of the largest in the nation and the primary source of water for a vast stretch of our agricultural heartland. But what exactly is an aquifer, and how does it work? Many imagine a giant underground lake—in fact, the Ogallala is sometimes referred to as the sixth Great …

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Saving Our Blue Future

Have you heard? The world is running out of accessible clean water.   Humanity is polluting, mismanaging, and displacing our finite freshwater sources at an alarming rate. Since 1990, half the rivers in China have disappeared. The Ogallala Aquifer that supplies the U.S. breadbasket will be gone “in our lifetime,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.   By 2030, global demand …

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Keystone Pipeline Report May Not End the Debate

The U.S. State Department has released its final environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, and many scientists and advocates who have spent years making the case that it would be an environmental disaster don’t much like the results—even though the department, for the first time, acknowledges that the project could worsen climate change.   Ultimately, however, the report …

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