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USGS: No impact on groundwater quality from Williston Basin shale development

Development of shale gas and oil reserves in the United States has revolutionized the energy industry, but debate still rages over whether the activity poses unacceptable risks to the environment.
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US water use reaches lowest level in 45 years

The latest figures on water use in the United States show that conservation efforts are having an impact.
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Streamflow conditions across North America available on new portal

A new website provides information on streamflow conditions throughout much of North America.
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USGS provides grants for university water studies

Four universities across the United States have been awarded nearly $1 million to conduct research on water management and water quality.
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Study examines factors influencing amount of carbon in large US rivers

The movement of carbon in the Colorado and Missouri Rivers follows different patterns but is governed by a combination of natural factors and human activities.
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Aquifer recharge reduced nitrate levels in groundwater, USGS study shows

According to results from a new study carried out by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Hi-Desert Water District, artificial replenishment of groundwater aquifer systems can lead to a drop in nitrate concentrations in groundwater and a rise in water levels.
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