Jan 17, 2014 California's rainfall last year was the lowest since 1877, it hasn’t rained yet this "rainy season," fire watch started in January, and there's almost no Sierra snowpack to melt. There's a drought emergency in this giant agricultural state.
Jan 17, 2014 Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.
Sep 18, 2013 Social security numbers are open to hacking if not properly protected.
May 27, 2013 Drought conditions from last year in the U.S. are likely to continue. Commentator Robert Glennon says that spells trouble for the nation's groundwater supply.
Apr 23, 2013 DuPont Chemical is primarily known for products like paint pigment, but the sale of drought-resistant seeds is boosting the company's earnings.
Apr 11, 2013 Water laws in the West often give priority to whose who used a water source first, often farmers. Farmers in New Mexico are fighting to regain their place at the head of the line.
Mar 21, 2013 We check in with Ken Lenox, cattle rancher in Rolla, Missouri about the lingering effects of last summer's drought.
Mar 19, 2013 After months of drought, barge line operators on the Mississippi River celebrate the rain.
Dec 28, 2012 One stretch of the river is closed during the day so Army Corps of Engineers can blast away rock just below the low water.