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September 16, 2016--For the first time, U.S. and Mexico take stock of the underground water they share (High Country News)

An unknown number of aquifers dot the border along the U.S. and Mexico, groundwater both sides use for agriculture, irrigation, and cities. Likewise, how much border communities rely on them and the ways they are managed by either country remain largely unclear. For a decade, researchers have attempted to study these transboundary aquifers, but limited funding from the U.S.


November 20, 2014--Glennon addressed water sustainability (Duncan Banner)

Robert Glennon, water resource expert and author, presented at Cameron University’s triennial academic festival, “Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities,” on Tuesday, addressing the water crisis that a majority of southwestern Oklahoma is experiencing. Glennon, a professor of law and public policy at the University of Ar


June 17, 2014--Arizona cities could face cutbacks in water from Colorado River, officials say (New York Times)

Arizona could be forced to cut water deliveries to its two largest cities unless states that tap the dwindling Colorado River find ways to reduce water consumption and deal with a crippling drought, officials of the state’s canal network said Tuesday.


March 14, 2012--Sea-levels rising: Millions in coastal USA at risk (Environmental News Service)

Nearly four million Americans are at risk of severe flooding as climate change raises sea levels and intensifies storm surges during the coming century, new research indicates.


March 2, 2012--When it rains, it will really pour (New York Times)

Throughout the Western states, the power of extreme winter storms will increase by more than 12 percent over the next 20 years, and more thereafter. The projection, outlined in the latest publication of the journal Geophysical Research Letters, explains how climatologists at the University of Arizona used a suite of regional climate models to simulate future patterns of rain and snow.


November 6, 2011--Scientists find evidence of ancient megadrought in Southwestern U.S. (Science Daily)

A new study at the the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has revealed a previously unknown multi-decade drought period in the second century A.D. The findings give evidence that extended periods of aridity have occurred at intervals throughout our past. Almost 900 years ago, in the mid-12th century, the southwestern U.S.


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