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Scientists Struggle To Gain Access To Land To Study The Region’s Source Of Ground Water

By Mitch Borden Concerns around water use in the Balmorhea area have increased in recent years as oil companies, like Houston-based Apache Corporation, have begun drilling near the area’s small farming communities. With the boost in activity, researchers have been … Continue reading

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New Demand, Same Old Story: West Texans And Their Water

In arid west Texas, where rain is infrequent and rivers and lakes are few, groundwater – water from sources beneath the surface of the earth – is key to survival. And as the oil and gas industry in the Permian … Continue reading

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