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Amid Texas drought, this rain man bottles water

Feb 5, 2014
For one Texas tinkerer, collecting the rain that falls on his roof turned into a business.
Posted In: water, drought, texas

California's governor can't make it rain. Which is why the price of your salad is likely to go up.

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.
Posted In: drought, california, Jerry Brown

No watering your lawn ... except for those who can afford their own private well

Jan 16, 2014
Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.
Posted In: texas, drought

Protecting groundwater is important despite drought

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.
Posted In: drought, groundwater, water

Drought helps DuPont rake in profits

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.
Posted In: Monsanto, genetically modified food, drought

Farmers vs. cities in the war for water

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.
Posted In: water, New Mexico, drought

Cattle ranchers get ready for the year ahead

Mar 21, 2013
We check in with Ken Lenox, cattle rancher in Rolla, Missouri about the lingering effects of last summer's drought.
Posted In: drought

Mississippi barges post-drought: Rollin' on the river

Mar 19, 2013
After months of drought, barge line operators on the Mississippi River celebrate the rain.
Posted In: drought

Drought lowers Mississippi, holding up barge traffic

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.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought, shipping

2012 was a costly year for severe weather

Dec 24, 2012
Losses from hurricanes, tornadoes, drought and other severe weather events totaled more than any other year besides 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina.
Posted In: natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy, drought, flood insurance

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