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Big Gulp, Asian style

Increased irrigation is rapidly depleting India’s groundwater

5:23pm, August 12, 2009

Irrigation in northern India in recent decades has pulled water from the ground faster than the region’s soaking monsoon rains can replenish it. And satellite data reveal that the pace of extraction has accelerated in recent decades, scientists report in two new studies.

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