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Weeds grow in dry cracked earth that used to be the bottom of Lake McClure on March 24, 2015 in La Grange, California.

California drought threatens even oldest water rights

May 13, 2015
In California, some people have more right to water than others. Now, drought threatens even them.
Posted In: water, water rights, california, drought

Raising water rates isn't just a California problem

Apr 22, 2015
Efforts to raise water rates across the country are being met with resistance.
Posted In: water, sustainability, pricing

In Mexico, things go better with...water

Apr 10, 2015
Mexico is fighting obesity by urging people to drink less soda and more water.
Posted In: Mexico, obesity, soda tax, water

When water runs dry, farmers focus on profit

Apr 8, 2015
Farmers in the dry Central Valley raise the highest-value crops they can grow
Posted In: water, Agriculture, california, drought
Aerial view overlooking landscaping on April 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent cut in urban water usage due to a severe drought affecting much of California and the west.

One way to ration water: raise the price

Apr 7, 2015
New limits on water usage could raise prices to four times their current rate.
Posted In: drought, california, water, conservation, utilities
Sprinklers water the lawn in Golden Gate Park on April 2, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

California drought prompts 25 percent mandatory cutbacks

Apr 2, 2015
Local water districts will restrict residential use, not agriculture.
Posted In: drought, groundwater, conservation, water

Writers on Water: Tiphanie Yanique

Feb 27, 2015
The author was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and water remains at the center of her work
Posted In: Yanique, water, 'Land of Love and Drowning'

Water and writers: Paolo Bacigalupi

Feb 26, 2015
The author on why water is a constant theme in his work
Posted In: water, Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl

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