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Kenya Giant Aquifer Highlights Groundwater’s Critical Role

National Geographic: The Turkana region in Kenya is not the type of place that would come to mind when picturing a wellspring bursting with water. The area is dry and desolate. It is one of the most arid regions on this planet, with soaring temperatures that burn the earth and suck out moisture. The local people are nomads and follow water to survive. They and their livestock are often plagued by famine, thirst, and poverty. But last month, surprising news came from this oft-ignored part of the world: Below their...