Category Archives: Ogallala aquifer

Rural Nebraska, Keystone, and the Paris climate talks

How conservative grassroots Nebraska towns combined with big-green groups to block the Keystone XL pipeline, giving the U.S. street credibility at the Paris climate talks. Continue reading

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Pinching the aquifer piggy banks

With our expansive pumping of aquifers in California, Colorado and elsewhere, we have been depleting resources created during geologic timescales in the course of human lifetimes.
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Purloining our groundwater savings accounts

Groundwater is being pumped at unsustainable rates across the United States. But solutions are not universal — and, in fact, some make the argument more well-pumping needs to be done along Colorado’s South Platte River. Continue reading

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