Overpumping of Groundwater Is Contributing to Global Sea Level Rise

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Drilling for water could account for as much as 7 percent of sea level rise.

Why We Should Talk About Geoengineering Even If We Never Do It

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“By talking about geoengineering, I get more people interested in talking about climate change.”

Florida and the Science Who Must Not Be Named

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Typing around Florida’s ban.

California Is Pumping Water That Fell to Earth 20,000 Years Ago

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And it’s not going to be replaced any time soon.

Obama: It’s ‘Disturbing’ That a Climate Change Denier Chairs Senate Environmental Committee

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He’s referring to GOP Sen. James Inhofe, who used a snowball to disprove global warming.

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