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  • Could waterflooding for oil and gas extraction put groundwater at risk?

    A University of Saskatchewan researcher says that waterflooding, a form of oil extraction being encouraged by the Saskatchewan government, needs more research and monitoring to avoid potential long-term contamination of drinking water in the province. Find out more https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/groundwater-waterflooding-oil-gas-drinking-water-supply-contamination-saskatchewan-research-1.5255237 read more...

  • Galilee earthquake swarms caused by increased groundwater extraction

    Two recent earthquake swarms affecting the Galilee were likely caused by the accelerated extraction of groundwater from aquifers around the Sea of Galilee, a new study has revealed. Find out more https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Galilee-earthquake-swarms-caused-by-increased-groundwater-extraction-599147 read more...

  • Earthquakes Shake Up Groundwater Systems

    After an earthquake, regional stream flows will sometimes increase as groundwater is released from aquifers. A new study looks at the effect of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan on groundwater systems in China and sheds light on how the Earth’s subsurface can be affected by large earthquakes. Find out... read more...

  • The first case of a Portuguese beetle living exclusively in groundwater

    A diving beetle demonstrating various adaptations to life underground, including depigmentation and evolutionary loss of eyes, was discovered in Portugal. This new to science species is the first known representative of the whole order of beetles to exclusively inhabit the underground waters of Portugal. Find out more https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190108084435.htm read more...

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