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.

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.

Harvard is Buying Up Vineyards in Drought-Ridden California Wine Country

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The university’s massive investment fund has invested millions in a parched growing region.

Hateful Little Cannibal Squirrels Could Help California Drought

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Farmers hate Belding’s ground squirrels. But they may be an essential piece of the state’s ecosystems.

Here’s How Much the Storm Is Helping California’s Epic Drought

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The short answer: It’s a drop in the bucket. 

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