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Scott Jasechko

DEEP WATER  Deep groundwater wells, such as this hand-pumped well in Uganda being operated by water resources scientist Scott Jasechko, can contain mixes of old and young water and traces of pollution.

map of Earth

FULL OF PLATES  Earth’s outer crust is composed of more than a dozen large pieces, known as tectonic plates, which bump or slide against each other.

Kluane Lake

HIGH-WATER ROBBERY  The melting of Kaskawulsh Glacier in northwestern Canada diverted water flow from one river into another, plummeting water levels in the waterway that once fed Kluane Lake (shown). 

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