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Los Angeles finally ends a century-old water war

Mar 23, 2015
The city is repairing environmental problems it caused by draining Owens Lake.
Posted In: Owens Valley, water wars, drought, L.A. Department of Water and Power

Central Valley farms come at a cost for dry California

Feb 18, 2015
Agriculture uses 80 percent of the water in California
Posted In: water, drought, Agriculture, california
The Atibainha River dam is part of the Sao Paulo's Cantareira system of dams, which supplies water to 45% of the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo and its 20 million people.

Brazil is facing its worst drought in a century

Feb 12, 2015
Schoolkids are told not to brush their teeth, and rationing may be on the horizon.
Posted In: brazil, drought, groundwater

NASA's new satellite attracts data-hungry businesses

Jan 29, 2015
Satellite with moisture-sensitive sensors will orbit Earth to peer into the dirt.
Posted In: NASA, drought, floods

Why water conservation doesn't mean lower water rates

Oct 8, 2014
Water and sewer utilities raise rates to meet infrastructure costs.
Posted In: water, drought, conservation

As waters rise, Mekong rice farmers switch to shrimp

Aug 21, 2014
Salinization of the Mekong Delta is pushing a move toward a new crop: shrimp.
Posted In: crops, shrimp, drought, Vietnam

Water could be "blue gold" for Dayton, OH

Aug 11, 2014
As states face major water shortages, some cities sense a business opportunity
Posted In: bottled water, Ohio, California drought 2014, drought
Central Valley farmers drilling water

California farms pumping water to make up for drought

Jul 16, 2014
Farmers face stark cutbacks in irrigation water but are pumping their own
Posted In: California drought 2014, drought, farmers

Drought in the Midwest gives cattle farmers an edge

Jun 17, 2014
The Midwest drought helped Ken Lenox's cattle farming business increase profit.
Posted In: cattle, missouri, farmers, drought

Drought-resistant gardens can be more than gravel

Mar 20, 2014
As the California drought continues, some homeowners are rethinking their green grass lawns.
Posted In: california, drought, gardening

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