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How Factory Farms Pump, Poison and Pollute the Earth

Up to 40 percent of drinking water worldwide comes from underground waterways that make up largely uncharted aquifer systems, some containing water that's tens of thousands of years old. When NASA published a study of global underground water reserves, they found 37 major aquifer systems — 21 of which were at risk of being depleted. The problem is especially pronounced in the U.S. southwest (among other regions in Asia and the Middle East), where it's not unusual for family wells to run dry.  Read more...



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