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US says decade-old Gulf oil leak could last another century

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico where a hurricane toppled a drilling company's platform off the coast of Louisiana. Now the federal government is warning that the leak could last another century or more if left unchecked.<p>Government estimates …

Oil Spills

Irish Water "all over the place" with security deposit advice

Image: Shutterstock/Carolyn Franks<p>Image: Shutterstock/Carolyn Franks<p>THE HEAD OF a landlords group with several hundred members has accused Irish …

Raising groundwater keeps valleys from sinking: Santa Clara Valley, Calif.

Plus other new articles published online for Geosphere on May 13, 2015<p>Boulder, Colo., USA - California and other parts of the western U.S. are …

In the water crisis, it's time to move beyond the farms vs. cities mindset

At this point, just about every Californian with a pulse knows that agriculture uses 80% of the state's water, and cities 20%. This talking point is true as far as it goes, but that's not very far. You have to limit your vision to the water consumed by humans, "developed" water. This perspective …

We Must Find Smart Ways to Prepare for Climate Change, or Growing Risks Could Lead to Fiscal Disasters

The effects of climate change are becoming more apparent every day, from the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, white with bleached coral. …

Are farmer suicides up or down? Depends on which number you want to believe - Firstpost

How serious is the problem of farmers’ suicides? Well, it all depends on which figures you want to see.<p>You can go by the government’s reply to a …

Decades-old water rights in California halted amid drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite California's drought, Richard and Danna Jones' cattle grazing pasture has stayed green thanks to water flowing free from a gulch claimed by his grandfather in 1911.<p>Their nearly ironclad right to water was suspended Friday when state regulators ordered them to stop …

Water

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How can the Middle East avert a water crisis?

Much of the Middle East and North Africa is set for acute water shortages and the region must do more to conserve water while expanding a series of …

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