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NASA Satellites Spot Middle East Water Loss

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February 13, 2013
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Using the NASA GRACE satellite, researchers discovered the Tigris and Euphrates rivers have lost 117 million acre feet of groundwater in seven years.


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Spain: The Battle Over Water

Spain: The Battle Over Water

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) — As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks are no longer being maintained properly and that water quality is on the decline. By the end of the year, about 60 percent of water utility management will be partly or entirely in private hands, making Spain the frontrunner in water privatization within Europe. Some experts are already calling it a "water bubble, and communities that are still trying to sell their water utilities are no longer able to obtain top prices. Now some communities are trying to regain public control over their water supply.
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New High Quality Satellite Videos Capture Earth Below

New High Quality Satellite Videos Capture Earth Below

Buzz60 (Dec. 30, 2013) — Skybox Imaging is using satellites to capture high-quality videos of activity here on Earth. 24 satellites will be able to record the whole world when they all launch. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
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Amid Drought, UCLA Sees Only Water

Amid Drought, UCLA Sees Only Water

AP (July 30, 2014) — A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades. (July 30) Video provided by AP
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Kenya Makes Incredible Water Discovery

Kenya Makes Incredible Water Discovery

Newsy (Sep. 12, 2013) — Radars and satellites have found an estimated 200 billion cubic meters of fresh water. The find could hydrate Kenyan's for the next 70 years.
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