Water Supply and Aquifers

Updated 2024

Standing out as a danger is the complete failure to protect our county's aquifers which endangers our water supply.

There is a real question if there will be enough water left for drinking and farming after fossil fuel and nuclear energy get top priority. There is a similar worldwide danger. A profit making model has replaced the commons model on clean water and this bodes poorly for our future.

The reason we have so many continuously updated references in the below articles covering many years is to show this has been going on for decades.

For articles like this covering different areas on the environment with over 2,500 references see https://www.newprogs.org/the_environment


1-BP gets OK to dump mercury into Lake Michigan
2-Parching of the West
3-EPA Lets Energy Firms Pollute America's Underground Water Supply
4-Poisoning the Well: How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground Water Supply
5-Pollution of Groundwater
6-Do We Have Enough Water to Frack Our Way to Energy Independence?
7-Nuclear Waste Seeping From Container In Hazardous Washington State Facility
8-The Global Water Grab by Shiney Varghese
9-The Top 10 Hardest-Hit States for Crop Damage: 2012 Drought Devastates Crops
10-After a Powerful Lobbyist Intervenes, EPA Reverses Stance on Polluting Texas County’s Water
11-Drought could shut down nuclear power plants
12-US nuclear site leaks alarm environmentalists+
13-Natural-gas liquid is gushing near a Colorado creek, and nobody can figure out how to stop it
14-Breaking: Obama EPA Shut Down Weatherford, TX Shale Gas Water Contamination Study
15-More than HALF of U.S. rivers are too polluted to support life as shocking report reveals scale of water contamination
16-The Seven States Running Out of Water
17-Fish deformities linked to oil pollution in U.S. and Alberta: Alberta scientist calls for research on fish malformations in Lower Athabasca River
18-CHART: Withering Drought Still Plaguing Half of America
19-In pictures: Brutal drought lingers in Brazil - Cattle are dying and farmers are going bankrupt as a severe drought continues in northeastern Brazil.
20-Why Droughts Cost More Than You Think: Op-Ed
21-In Historic Vote, UN Declares Water a Fundamental Human Right
22-Mining and logging companies 'leaving all of Chile without water' - Chile's government told to stop allowing firms to exhaust water sources with little regard for local people
23-Nestlé is sucking water from an Ontario watershed during drought conditions
24-Water Waste May Leave Us Thirsty
25-Water Bankruptcy: Texas cities out of water but fracking continues
26-A New Age Defines Human Impact on Global Water Cycle
27-Another 1930s Dust Bowl Drought Possible This Century
28-West Texas Oilfield Town Runs Out of Water
29-Water Woes: Vast US Aquifer Is Being Tapped Out
30-A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water - Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty
31-Climate change threatens Caribbean's water supply: Experts urge Caribbean nations to prepare for climate change or risk fresh water scarcity
32-Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up, warns top environment expert - Lester Brown says grain harvests are already shrinking as US, India and China come close to 'peak water'
33-Global Water Shortages Grow Worse but Nations Have Few Answers
34-'The real threat to our future is peak water' - As population rises, overpumping means some nations have reached peak water, which threatens food supply, says Lester Brown
35-Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War — Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come?
36-With Tar Sands Development, Growing Concern on Water Use

37-Dried up: climate change could leave another billion people without enough water - Scientists say global warming will expose more regions to water scarcity

38-Global Warming About to Claim Three Quarters of a Billion People

39-The New Oil

40-Water and Development

41-Millions Lack Safe Water

42-Water for Profit: Contamination, riots, rate increases, scandals. From Atlanta to Manila, cities are confronting the true cost of water privatization.

43-Warning: Many watersheds in US failing 'stress test'

44-Water Usage & Privatization

45-Climate Change Roulette and Water Scarcity

46-Report chastises U.S. EPA for retreat on Range pollution charges

47-These Are The Most Water-Stressed Countries In The World

48-Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

49-17 California communities running out of water

50-As the West Dries Up, This Hedge Fund Pioneer Stands to Make a Killing

51-Brazil rations water in 140 cities amid worst drought in decades

52-Coca-Cola and Nestle Are Sucking Us Dry Without Our Even Knowing

53-Committee Moves to Weaken Water Standards

54-Human race needs new water ethic

55-People May Die of Thirst as Fossil Fuel Production Exhausts and Pollutes Our Fresh Water Supply

56-Solar power is a Huge Water Saver (World Water Day Infographic)

57-The West's Coming Tragedy of the Commons

58-Water Samples Show Disturbing Levels of Heavy Metals from Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill

59-Dahr Jamail | "Peak Water," Methane Blowholes and Ice-Free Arctic Cruises: The Climate Crisis Deepens

60-The truth you're not being told about the Toledo water crisis in Ohio: Chemical agriculture poisoned the water

61-For Freedom Industries, a Small Price to Pay for Poisoning West Virginia Water

62-'Shocking' underground water loss in US drought

63-A Texas-sized climate crisis: Water wars break out across state - Extended drought and supply-side water policy have left rural regions of Texas fighting for resources

64-California's Drought Is 'The Greatest Water Loss Ever Seen,' And The Effects Will Be Severe

65-Dry as a Bone: Lake Mead's H2O Situation Just Got a Whole Lot Worse

66-Some 400,000 in Ohio without drinking water, tests show lower toxin levels

67-Top 10 U.S. Cities Running Out of Water

68-Wall Street Mega-Banks Are Buying Up The World’s Water

69-Wall Street’s Buying the World’s Water Supply at an Alarming Pace

70-Water everywhere for DR Congo city yet scarcely a drop to drink

71-Water scarcity makes American West poor choice for strategic relocation

72-Water shutoffs to resume in Detroit for unpaid bills

73-'Worse Than Anything Seen in 2,000 Years' as Megadrought Threatens Western States - New study indicates chances are increasingly high that California and other states could be facing a water crisis without compare

74-A Tale of 2 Water Districts: 1 Aquifer, 2 Strategies

75-Species Are Dying Off, Human Disease Is On the Rise and Doomsday Is Closer Than Ever

76-We are already seeing the first examples of how climate change will leave us all thirsty

77-A Sea of People Fighting for Water in Sao Paulo

78-In Dry California, Thirsty Oil and Big-Ag Industries Exempt from Water Regulations - Despite historic drought, Governor Jerry Brown has not put restrictions on oil drilling and fracking, but is focusing on urban usage of water

79-Booting Corporate Power, Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water: New research puts spotlight on 'story that's crying to be told.'

80-CA Residents Fined $500 a Day for Long Showers While Big Business Gets Special Treatment

81-China's struggle for water security

82-Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water

83-Drought-Stricken California Exempts Big Oil and Big Ag from Mandatory Restrictions

84-Groundwater records should not be kept confidential in drought-stricken California - The state’s database of 800,000 well logs is not publicly available because of a 64 year-old law that considers them proprietary to well drillers

85-How Much Water Does The California Oil Industry Actually Use?

86-Is California’s Drought Part of a Global Water Crisis? According to NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti, some of the world’s most unstable regions will face their own severe water shortages in the near future.

87-Nestlé's permit to pump California springwater expired decades ago

88-Oil spill leaves 100,000 Mexicans without water

89-Brewing Human Rights Crisis In Baltimore As City Threatens Mass Water Shutoffs: Residents warn move is part of global trend 'towards the commodification of our basic needs'

90-Switching to Wind Power Would Save California 18 Billion Gallons of Water a Year

91-Taiwan launches water rationing to fight drought

92-Christie Signs Bill Privatizing New Jersey's Water Supply

93-Water rationing in Taiwan's second city as drought deepens

94-West Texas Oilfield Town Runs Out of Water

95-Why Dangerous Sinkholes Keep Appearing Along the Dead Sea

96-Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake

97-This power plant slurps up water for Arizona — and burns 15 tons of coal a minute

98-Beware – Our Water is Poisoned!

99-Arizona and California are ignoring the science on water

100-California’s Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis. Here’s What You Need to Know.

101-NASA: The Earth is Running Out of Water - More than half of the world's 37 largest aquifers are losing water due to population and climate stresses

102-Water level in reservoir formed by Hoover Dam dips to record low

103-We’re using groundwater at a terrifying rate, and it’s not just California

104-Flint, Michigan, Saved Money and Poisoned Its Children: City Declares Water Emergency

105-How people in Flint were stripped of a basic human need: safe drinking water

106-Boone County community out of water with nowhere to turn

107-Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say - Experts point to damage caused by erosion and pollution, raising major concerns about degraded soil amid surging global demand for food

108-Tomgram: Rosner and Markowitz, Welcome to the United States of Flint

109-EPA stayed silent on Flint’s tainted water

110-Flint Is Still a Disaster, But Obama Just Proposed a Giant Cut to Water Funding - One environmental activist called the budget proposal "robbing Peter to pay Paul."

111-Water crises like Flint's will continue until the EPA is held accountable - The Environmental Protection Agency is the ultimate line of defense against water contamination. Yet the Michigan crisis isn’t the first one this decade

112-What We’re Reading About the Flint Crisis - The tragedy tells us a lot about America in 2016. Here are some key points.

113-Shock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

114-Phil Roos: Pipeline secrecy bill threatens Great Lakes, prevents accountability

115-10 US Cities with the Worst Drinking Water

116-4 Billion People at Risk as 'Water Table Dropping All Over the World' - Global scarcity of key life source far worse than thought, new study finds

117-A new generation of water management

118-America's lead poisoning problem isn't just in Flint. It’s everywhere.

119-Beyond Flint: In The South, Another Water Crisis Has Been Unfolding For Years

120-Margaret Flowers and Jill Stein | Contaminated Water Requires a National Public Health Mobilization

121-Erin Brockovich on the Flint water crisis

122-Expert says Michigan officials changed a Flint lead report to avoid federal action

123-Farms Using Oilfield Wastewater Under Review for Food Safety

124-Flint All Over Again? Lead Poisoning Scandal Strikes Ohio Town: State Environmental Protection Agency has asked the U.S. EPA to open a criminal investigation into what occurred in Sebring

125-Flint, Michigan's water crisis has still left the city with fewer poisoned children than Detroit

126-Gov. Snyder lied: Flint water switch was not about saving money, records show

127-America’s Coast-to-Coast Toxic Crisis: Flint, Michigan, has had many toxic crises before this one, and America has many Flints.

128-Flint’s Crisis Is About More Than Water by Chris Hedges

129-Navajo Water Supply is More Horrific than Flint, But No One Cares Because they’re Native American

130-William Rivers Pitt | The Poisoning of Flint Was Not an Accident - It Was a Crime

131-US authorities distorting tests to downplay lead content of water - Exclusive: Documents seen by the Guardian reveal questionable practices that mean people’s drinking water is at risk in ‘every major city east of the Mississippi’

132-Lawsuits in Three States Target Groundwater Pollution under Clean Water Act | Circle of Blue WaterNews

133-Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water, EPA Now Concludes | InsideClimate News

134-Nevada has its own toxic water troubles | Las Vegas Review-Journal

135-Climate Change May Have Big Impact On American Indian Tribes Out West

136-Critics Say Proposed Sulfide Mine in Minnesota Threatens State's Watersheds

137-Flint residents paid America's highest water rates

138-Global Water Shortage Risk Is Worse Than Scientists Thought

139-Harmful Economic Policy Poisoned Flint Before Lead Did

140-Mercury-blighted community of Grassy Narrows takes its case to the UN | Toronto Star

141-Press Release: Obama’s Interior Department Pushes Oil Shale Plan Threatening Massive Climate Pollution, Water Use

142-A Day Late and a Dollar Short: Mr. Obama Goes to Flint

143-Democrats cover up role of Obama administration in Flint water crisis

144-EPA memo: Flint not worth going 'out on a limb for'

145-Coal plants use as much water as 1 billion people and consumption set to double: report - World Water Day research finds 44% of coal plants, and 45% of planned coal power plants, in areas of water stress

146-Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

147-High Levels of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Found Near Fracking Wastewater Site

148-20 Million Poisoned In Bangladesh By Arsenic-Laced Water - Nepotism and neglect from the local government has led millions to suffer and die from contaminated wells.

149-A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

150-All Eyes on Flint, but Drinking Water Crisis Stretches Nationwide

151-Almost 3.2 billion people may face ‘absolute water scarcity’ by 2026, says EU

152-California Drought Could Wipe Cities Off Map If Their Water Runs Out (video news)

153-Clean water crisis threatens US

154-Disaster capitalism on the Colorado River: Private sector has devastated the Colorado. Why will federal 'water moonshot' promote more destruction?

155-Duke Study: Rivers Contaminated With Radium and Lead From Thousands of Fracking Wastewater Spills

156-Ethiopian drought: 10m need food amid worst drought in 50 years, Save the Children says

157-Global leaders are very worried about water shortages

158-Great Lakes Water To Be Sold To China As Half Of U.S. Faces Extreme Water Crisis

159-Detroit hits residents on water shut-offs as businesses slide (article and video)

160-Map: Here's where the world is running out of groundwater

161-Global water shortages are even more severe than previously realized

162-40% of Detroit Will be Deprived of Life Sustaining Water: the UN Investigates Human Rights Violations

163-There’s Nothing Fair About Detroit’s Massive Water Shut Offs

164-Report: EPA must do more to ensure safe water

165-The ‘Grinch’ That Stole Water: Nestlé Illegally Bottles 68,000 Gallons Of Water A Day In Drought-Stricken California

166-The Unexpected Cause Of Water Crises In American Cities

167-We're Running Out of Water, and Consequences Could be Dire

168-As Clouds Head for the Poles, Time to Prepare for Food and Water Shocks

169-Drought Kills 66 Million Trees in California, Increasing Risk of Catastrophic Wildfires

170-Bolivia Is in a Drought State of Emergency

171-California Drought Causing Trees to Die by the 'Millions,' Scientist Says

172-The Aral Sea was once the 4th-largest lake in the world. Now it's nearly gone.

173-Testimony: Health director covered up cancer-causing water in North Carolina

174-Duke Study: Rivers Contaminated With Radium and Lead From Thousands of Fracking Wastewater Spills

175-New Federal Report Shows Dimock Water Was Unsafe to Drink After All

176-10 Satellite Images Show How California’s Reservoirs Are Drying Up

177-100,000+ people in Alabama told not to use tap water due to chemical contamination

178-As Flint Suffers, Nestlé Plans Dramatic Expansion of Water Privatization in Michigan: What's more, the biggest food company in the world gets to pump that water at no cost

179-CA Officials Want To Allow Oil Industry To Dump Toxic Waste Into Aquifers, Exempt Them From Federal Protection

180-Flint water woes reach beyond lead in drinking supply

181-Florida Fertilizer Plant Sinkhole Reportedly Leaks 215 Million Gallons of Radioactive Water Into Aquifer

182-Lake Mead Drops to Lowest Level in History

183-Nestle Pays Only $524 To Extract 27,000,000 Gallons Of California Drinking Water: Activists have called for a boycott of Nestle Waters and all Nestle products until they are held accountable for their actions in California.

184-The Southwest Will Probably Suffer a Crippling Megadrought This Century - There's a 70 to 99 percent chance of it happening by 2100.

185-This Country Is Running Out of Water Amid Historic Drought

186-Water crises are the biggest risk facing mankind — here's why

187-'Water Stories' — The global water crisis in pictures

188-63 Million Americans Were Exposed to Potentially Unsafe Water in the Past Decade

189-These N.J. Towns Have Bigger Lead Poisoning Risk Than Flint, MI: Watchdogs - 11 N.J. municipalities and two counties have a bigger lead poisoning risk than Flint, Mich., watchdog groups say.

190-Water bills are going up. Climate change is part of the problem. - Our aging water systems aren't ready for droughts, floods, and extreme storms.

191-Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

192-Coke, Nestle Near Ownership of World’s Second Largest Aquifer  - A concerted push is underway in South America that could see the Guarani Aquifer, one of the world’s largest reserves of fresh water, soon fall into the hands of transnational corporations such as Coca-Cola and Nestle.

193-The World is Facing a Clean Water Crisis We Can No Longer Ignore

194-New Report on Radioactive Tap Water Renews Concerns About Trump Nominee for Top Environmental Role - Critics are challenging Trump's "outrageous" and "alarming" move to renominate the former head of a Texas environmental agency who has admitted to falsifying reports of radiation levels in drinking water

195-Humans are causing massive changes in the location of water all over the Earth, NASA says

196-NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

197-NASA Satellites Track Unusual Changes in Earth's Water Supplies

198-The vast Sahara Desert is getting even bigger Rainfall is decreasing along its southern edge.

199-(Report) Flint Drinking Water Likely Caused Up To 276 Fetal Deaths

200-Alarming! Bengaluru, India’s tech hub, may soon run out of water, says study  India's tech hub, Bengaluru, may soon run out of water like Cape Town in South Africa, which is facing a severe water crisis, a statement from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said on Wednesday.

201-Coke's Crimes in India

202-Causes of Water Shortages

203-Coke, Nestle Near Ownership of World’s Second Largest Aquifer   A concerted push is underway in South America that could see the Guarani Aquifer, one of the world’s largest reserves of fresh water, soon fall into the hands of transnational corporations such as Coca-Cola and Nestle.

204-What is a Water Shortage?

205-When the river runs dry  In the arid Southwest, residents are surviving drought by relying on each other.

206-Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent since 2011 The volume of wastewater new wells generate during their first year of production has also increased -- by up to 1,440 percent

207-Water Use in Fracking Soars — Exceeding Rise in Fossil Fuels Produced, Study Says

208-40 million people effected by water shortages as India is drying up    There are ATM’s in India where people do not line up to withdraw money, but to get hold of something even more precious. Clean water.

209-The long dry: Why the world's water supply is shrinking

210-Our current drought is worse than most megadroughts, new study says

211-Why climate change is a 'threat multiplier'-Extreme weather and water shortages increase the risk of political instability and terrorism.

212-In the US, wells being drilled ever deeper as groundwater vanishes  Shallow wells could dry up, but deep wells have their own problems.

213-New study finds cancer-causing chemicals in tap water

214-UNESCO Report Shows World's Most Vulnerable and Poor Paying More Than Rich for Clean Water

215-A solar-powered system can turn salt water into fresh drinking water for 25,000 people per day. It could help address the world’s looming water crisis.

216-The Story of Water

217-A New Disaster In Australia: Toxic Water

218-Megafarms and deeper wells are draining the water beneath rural Arizona – quietly, irreversibly

219-Buried in mud: Wildfires threaten North American water supplies

220-Coca-Cola and Nestle to privatize the largest reserve of water in South America

221-Michigan OKs Nestlé Water Extraction, Despite 80K+ Public Comments Against It

222-The Looming US Water Crisis

223-The Planet Is Losing Groundwater at an Alarming Rate

224-Threat of contaminated tap water across US ‘dramatically underestimated,’ scientists warn

225-Toxic algae, climate change, bad policy: Scientists say fresh water under threat

226-Toxic Chemicals Found in Rainwater and Drinking Water Throughout the U.S.

227-EPA’s New Water Rule a Mockery of Science and the Clean Water Act

228-US drinking water widely contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’: Report

229-Water Crises Again Ranked a Top Global Risk in World Economic Forum Report

230-Water shortages could affect 5bn people by 2050, UN report warns Conflict and civilizational threats likely unless action is taken to reduce the stress on rivers, lakes, aquifers, wetlands and reservoirs

231-Angola: Millions facing hunger, as thousands flee their homes as drought ravages the south of Angola

232-Clean energy could save American lives to tune of $700 billion per year - New research quantifies how actions to curb climate change will yield immediate benefits from cleaner air, better health, and longer lives.

233-Himalayan glaciers melting at an ‘exceptional' rate because of global warming, study finds

234-Yes, the drought really is that bad - The Western U.S. is experiencing its worst drought since 800 A.D.

235-Megadrought in the American south-west: a climate disaster unseen in 1,200 years

236-More than 80 percent of the U.S. is facing troubling dry conditions - There has not been more widespread abnormally dry and drought conditions in the U.S. since at least 2000.

237-An idea that could help replenish California’s groundwater supplies - Groundwater pumping during droughts is straining the state’s underground aquifers, but this approach might help. 

238-England’s water: the world’s piggy bank - England’s privatised water system is owned by funds, banks and billionaires across the world, as this country-by-country breakdown shows

239-Europe on the verge of water catastrophe as groundwater reserves dry up, scientists warn  The effects of this prolonged drought were evident in Europe during the summer of 2022

240-Water crises due to climate change: More severe than previously thought

241-Drought, floods and sickness: Key takeaways from UN's water report

242-Global fresh water demand will outstrip supply by 40% by 2030, say experts - Landmark report urges overhaul of wasteful water practices around world on eve of crucial UN summit

243-The World Is Running Out of Fresh Water Fast - Without action, demand will outstrip supply by 40 percent within six years, researchers say.

244-What happens when we run out of water? Thanks to climate change, a dystopian premise is coming true - Experts say climate change is depleting or polluting our freshwater sources. Can we survive in a drier world?

245-More than half of the world’s lakes have shrunk in past 30 years, study finds Lakes and reservoirs have lost 22 gigatonnes a year since 1992, driven by factors including global heating and human consumption

246-Extreme water stress faced by countries home to quarter of world population - Twenty-five countries are using 80% of their water supplies each year, research shows

247-Why was there no water to fight the fire in Maui? by and Kapuaʻala Sproat











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