Groundwater is the Earth’s most extracted raw material, with almost 1,000 cubic kilometers per year (800 million acre-feet per year) of groundwater pumped from aquifers around the world. Approximately 70% of groundwater withdrawals worldwide are used to support agricultural production systems.
The state of California’s Water Service has entered into a $85 million settlement agreement and release of claims with companies including the Dow Chemical Co and Shell Oil on Dec. 20, the company said today in a regulatory filing. Read moreRead More »
Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. Read MoreRead More »