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- Global Groundwater Wells - Over half of the world’s population obtains its drinking water supply and 40% of the water necessary for agriculture irrigation from groundwater wells, yet until recently there has not been a global analysis of the overall condition of well water levels. In a study highlighted in the April 23 edition of Science magazine, well water levels were scrutinized globally to ascertain the condition of the wells. The study, conducted by Scott Jasenchko and Debra Perrone, assistant professors at University of California at Santa Barbara, is the first of its kind to review data on a global scale, pulling information from… [...]
- Southwest Megadrought - Although a natural part of the Earth’s weather cycle, drought has become a routine worry for many. Some droughts drag on for years, a circumstance that is happening with more frequency since the year 2000. Water scarcity is often understood as a problem for regions experiencing drought with several extended periods of drought in the past 20 years.  Current drought conditions and outlook, however, loom far more severe than in any previous time prompting scientists to consider the potential of a megadrought, a drought lasting at least two decades. Although many regions of the country experience periods of drought,… [...]
- Pittsburgh Infrastructure - Point State Park & Fort Pitt Infrastructure is on the minds of people across the nation from local communities to the national level. President Biden has made it a priority for his administration as across the nation, hundreds of cities are facing aging infrastructure issues. Resolving these issues will not be cheap. Lumped into the broad category of infrastructure are water systems, for both drinking and sewage. Pittsburgh is just one of the hundreds of cities nationwide facing aging water systems that can no longer provide reliable and safe service to their nearly 300,000 customers. At the beginning of May,… [...]