Water scarcity and fish imperilment driven by beef production

@article{Richter2020WaterSA,
  title={Water scarcity and fish imperilment driven by beef production},
  author={B. Richter and Dominique Bartak and P. Caldwell and K. Davis and P. Debaere and A. Hoekstra and Tianshu Li and Landon Marston and R. McManamay and M. Mekonnen and B. Ruddell and R. Rushforth and T. Troy},
  journal={Nature Sustainability},
  year={2020},
  volume={3},
  pages={319-328}
}
Human consumption of freshwater is now approaching or surpassing the rate at which water sources are being naturally replenished in many regions, creating water shortage risks for people and ecosystems. Here we assess the impact of human water uses and their connection to water scarcity and ecological damage across the United States, identify primary causes of river dewatering and explore ways to ameliorate them. We find irrigation of cattle-feed crops to be the greatest consumer of river water… Expand

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