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How Increased Groundwater Use May Lead to Sea Level Rise

A street is flooded on Coney Island after Hurricane Irene hit, in New York, August 28, 2011.

In the world of water, all things are connected. That’s what a recent¬†study seems to say about the effects of increasing groundwater consumption on the Earth’s sea levels. Dr. Yoshihide Wada, a hydrologist at Utretcht University in the Netherlands, claims in the study that groundwater taken out of the earth will likely find its way [...]

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