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West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water is

Fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of fracking wastewater may pose a threat to surface water in the...

As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to...

New research from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) reveals a large part of the heavily urbanized area of Honolulu and Waikiki, Hawai'i...

Legends of the lost reservoirs

Tucked away in a laboratory in University of Cincinnati's Braunstein Hall are tubes of rock and dirt that quietly tell a story—a story that...

Deep groundwater aquifers respond rapidly to climate variability

Changes in climate can rapidly impact even the deepest freshwater aquifers according to Penn State and Columbia University hydrologists. The researchers found that responses to...

Groundwater helium level could signal potential risk of earthquake

Japanese researchers have revealed a relationship between helium levels in groundwater and the amount of stress exerted on inner rock layers of the earth,...

Study links groundwater changes to fracking

A new study has found heightened concentrations of some common substances in drinking water near sites where hydraulic fracturing has taken place. The substances...

New maps reveal safe locations for wastewater injection

Stanford geophysicists have compiled the most detailed maps yet of the geologic forces controlling the locations, types and magnitudes of earthquakes in Texas and...

Researchers have uncovered previously hidden sources of ocean pollution

Researchers have uncovered previously hidden sources of ocean pollution along more than 20 percent of America's coastlines. The study, published online Aug. 4 in the...

Can fluids from fracking escape into groundwater

A new study looks at how fluids related to hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" can escape into aquifers via nearby leaky abandoned wells. This could lead...

How much does groundwater contribute to sea level rise?

Groundwater extraction and other land water contribute about three times less to sea level rise than previous estimates, according to a new study published...

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