New study maps Earth’s hidden groundwater for the first time

A new study estimates a total volume of almost 23 million cubic kilometers of total groundwater (Credit: University of Victoria/T Gleeson/K Befus/S Jasechko/E Luijendijk/M Cardenas) A new study has, for the first time, estimated the total volume of groundwater present on the Earth. The results show that we’re using up the water supply quicker than […]

Manoj Bhargava the Indian billionaire pledges fresh water production for the poor

For billionaire Manoj Bhargava (like many other people), the world is a place full of problems. Between poverty, pollution, food growth, and access to water, the list seems to be ever growing. That’s why he’s recently pledged to spearhead a group aimed at giving away all their billions to turning things around for mankind. Here’s […]

Huge reserves of freshwater lie under the ocean floor say university scientists

Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of huge freshwater reserves preserved in aquifers under the world’s oceans. The water has remained shielded from seawater thanks to the accumulation of a protective layer of sediment and clay. And it’s not a local phenomenon. Such reserves are to be found under continental shelves off Australia, China, […]