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America's breadbasket aquifer running dry; massive agriculture collapse inevitable

https://www.naturalnews.com/031658_aquifer_depletion_ogallala.html

It's called the Ogallala Aquifer, and it is being pumped dry. See the map of this aquifer here: https://www.naturalnews.com/images/Ogallala.g... ... The problem is called aquifer depletion (http://www.eoearth.org/article/Aquifer_depletion), and it's a problem that spans the globe. "...

Researchers discover huge freshwater pocket off the East Coast, beneath the sea coast

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-01-researchers-discover-huge-freshwater-pocket-beneath-east-sea-coast.html

An aquifer is an underground layer of water. This particular aquifer’s exact size is still unclear, but the researchers believe it has the potential to be the largest known aquifer to date. ... The entire aquifer may contain at least 670 cubic miles of water. Scientists have theorized about the aquifer for decades Many scientists have believed that an aquifer was located off the northeastern coast of the United States since at least the 1970s....

California farmers now flooding crop fields to allow aquifers to recharge

https://www.naturalnews.com/052838_california_drought_aquifer_recharge_farm_fields.html

The aquifer may be drying up. In fact, California has permanently lost around 6 trillion gallons of water over the last century. ... Most of the water sitting on the land naturally drained into the aquifer, and the vines survived. "...

NBC News declares 'billions could starve' as America's water aquifers run dry

https://www.naturalnews.com/046074_ogallala_aquifer_water_supply_mass_famine.html

In America, a crisis is unfolding right under the public's feet. ... The vital Ogallala Aquifer is drying up, putting billions of people at risk The Ogallala Aquifer, sprawled out beneath eight states in the heart of the US, is being depleted with mathematical certainty. "...

Climate change blamed for drying of Great Plains streams, but it's actually caused by groundwater pumping for irrigation

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-08-climate-change-blamed-for-drying-of-great-plains-streams-but-its-actually-caused-by-groundwater-pumping-for-irrigation.html

Though climate change often gets blamed for turning creeks into dry riverbeds, the water needed to irrigate one sixth of the world’s grain production comes from the High Plains Aquifer, also known as the Ogallala Aquifer. ... As more water is being pumped out every year, only a small amount flows back into the aquifer from rain and snow. "...

How Corporations Drain Our Aquifers for Profit (Part 1)

https://www.naturalnews.com/023413_aquifers_water_supply.html

The lava tube structure of the aquifer consists of many large cracks. People who have tried to extend their wells have often found that disaster results with deeper drilling. ... Shasta and the aquifer, its future looks dim. All of this begs the question of how a single town that draws its water from an aquifer that serves a far larger area even has the right to sell it. "...

What drought? Nestle grabs 27 million gallons of water from California's aquifer, pays only $524 to the state

https://www.naturalnews.com/053510_nestle_corporate_greed_arrowhead_water.html

Despite the fact that , profit-hungry Nestle has continued to collect water from 12 spring sites – 27 million gallons of it in 2013 to be exact – in order to sell their bottled Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water. "...

California government allows fracking companies to inject 3 billion gallons of wastewater into aquifer despite worst drought ever

https://www.naturalnews.com/052720_fracking_wastewater_water_supply_california.html

At a time when California is facing droughts of historic proportions and its residents are in desperate need of water, government officials have admitted that errors have been made in which billions of gallons of wastewater has been re-injected into underground aquifers where high-quality drinking water resides. ... Yale study: Fracking causes release of cancer-causing chemicals Disqus Take Action: Support Natural News by linking to this article from your website Permalink to this article: https://www....

Aquifers poisoned with drugs, chemicals and pesticides threaten Mexico's Riviera Maya

https://www.naturalnews.com/031483_aquifers_chemicals.html

Researchers have discovered that prescription and street drugs, chemicals from shampoo and toothpaste, pesticides, chemical run-off from highways and many other pollutants have infiltrated the giant aquifer under the Riviera Maya. ... But water coming from the crucial Riviera Maya aquifer is quickly turning toxic. "...

Is there arsenic in your water? A new report claims domestic well water could be poisoning 2 million people

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-10-arsenic-in-your-water-domestic-well-water-could-be-contaminated.html

Environmental Protection Agency Maximum Contaminant Level of 10 micrograms per liter in about 7 percent of wells nationally and were found at these concentrations in wells from several aquifer types.” ... Symptoms to watch out for include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome; - Uranium: Aquifer materials release uranium into well water. "...

In-ground wastewater disposal contaminates environment with mercury

https://www.naturalnews.com/044454_wastewater_disposal_mercury_environmental_contamination.html

The site consists of a 3-kilometer area where contaminants seep and interact freely, traveling about 200 meters every year through an aquifer that pours out into a coastal saltwater pond. ... "What it looks like is, the mercury that was already there in the aquifer or sand is being mined out when the groundwater goes anoxic," said Lamborg. "...

Study reveals that microplastics are even found in groundwater sources such as fractured limestone aquifers

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-15-microplastics-found-in-groundwater-sources-such-as-fractured-limestone-aquifers.html

The researchers collected 17 groundwater samples from wells and springs, 11 of which came from a highly fractured limestone aquifer near the St. Louis metropolitan area and the other six from an aquifer in rural northwestern Illinois, which contained much smaller fractures. "...

After the water is gone, the soil is gone, the crops are gone and the superweeds take over, how exactly will Americans feed their families?

https://www.naturalnews.com/045907_water_security_agricultural_collapse_mass_starvation.html

"If groundwater production goes unabated, vast portions of several counties in the southern High Plains will soon have little water left in the aquifer to be of any practical value." ... The Ogallala water aquifer, you see, isn't "recharged" by rainfall or surface water. "...

How California's extreme drought will lead to a wave of earthquakes

https://www.naturalnews.com/046503_drought_earthquakes_california.html

A cohort of researchers determined that, based on the fault slip pattern and movement of land at the surface, changes in aquifer volumes were the most likely cause of the quake. "The area of fault slip correlates well with the pattern of positive Coulomb stress change that we calculate to result from the extraction of groundwater in a nearby basin aquifer," wrote the authors of a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. "...

Artificial Sweeteners Stay in the Water Supply

https://www.naturalnews.com/026527_water_sweeteners_sweetener.html

"The persistence of some artificial sweeteners during soil aquifer treatment was demonstrated and confirmed their environmental relevance", wrote the scientific team in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, before expressing concern that "the occurrence of such sweeteners in the aquatic environment may become an issue for consumers." [1] The study authors cited the lack of research on the levels of artificial sweeteners in water as being a motivating factor behind their investigation....

Community in Virginia seeks water pollution resolution from mega meat producer Tyson foods

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-05-community-in-virginia-seeks-water-pollution-resolution-from-tyson-foods.html

This massive consumption will not help the depleted Yorktown-Eastover aquifer. The only source of potable water in Virginia Eastern Shore, its daily recharge rate couldn’t keep up with the 10 million gallons drained by Accomack and Northampton counties every day. The aquifer has shown signs of depressurizing even before Tyson set up its water-intensive chicken houses. "...

Dehydrated: CA residents' drinking water reservoir nearly empty

https://www.naturalnews.com/056092_lake_cachuma_drought_california_drinking_water.html

The 3,000-acre reservoir supplies half of what the valley needs to recharge an underground aquifer that nearly every household, business and farm uses to pump water." ... The reservoir, which took five years to fill, distributed water to Santa Barbara County via an "elaborate tunnel and conduit" system that delivered water to intake plants in the area and to an aquifer located in the valley. "...

170 million Americans may have toxic levels of radium in their tap water

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-04-04-170-million-americans-may-have-toxic-levels-of-radium-in-their-tap-water.html

170 million Americans may have toxic levels of radium in their tap water Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by: Lance D Johnson aquifer , badcancer , badhealth , badpollution , berkey , bone cancer , cancer causes , contamination , lymphoma , radiation , radium , tap water , water filters , water quality , Well water - (Natural News ) A dangerous radioactive element could be lurking in your tap water. ... Sources include: MNN.com EWG.org BigBerkeyWaterFilters.com WaterFilterLabs.com EPA.gov Previous ...

Corruption: Nestle plans to profit off Flint victims with water privatization scheme

https://www.naturalnews.com/055958_water_crisis_flint_nestle.html

M Live noted that under Michigan law, any private property owner can withdraw from the aquifer under their property for nothing – with the exception of a nominal $200 annual paperwork fee. ... The DEQ and Nestle have said that an environmental review indicates that the aquifer can handle the additional draw and will not hurt the flow, levels, or temperature of nearby waters. "...

Radioactive water cover-up in Florida: Officials didn't warn the public for a month

https://www.naturalnews.com/055379_radioactive_water_epa_cover-up_florida_sinkhole.html

As reported by Russian Times , radioactive wastewater has been flowing into the sinkhole and into an aquifer in Polk County, which is situated in the central part of the state between Orlando and Tampa. The Tampa Bay Times reported further that the sinkhole opened up below a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant near Mulberry, dumping millions of gallons of poisonous runoff into the aquifer. "...