In rural West Texas, the demand for well water is growing

Dec 14, 2021
People have been moving to far West Texas during the pandemic, but officials are concerned there isn't enough water to go around.
Lee Killingsworth and another driller operate the rig and look out onto the property.
Zoe Kurland

Farm families in the west under pressure to sell their water

Sep 1, 2016
Farm water rights increasingly going to sustain condos and suburban lawns.
Auctioneer Spanky Assiter calls bids for land and water rights at a real estate auction in Loveland, Colorado. 
Luke Runyon/KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Fun Fact Friday: The thirst is real in California

Apr 3, 2015
In which we unpacked the week with Cardiff Garcia and Linette Lopez.

California drought prompts 25 percent mandatory cutbacks

Apr 2, 2015
Local water districts will restrict residential use, not agriculture.

Water you doing, Jerry Brown?

Apr 1, 2015
On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25 percent reduction in water use statewide. He made the announcement standing at a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains where there was nary a flake of snow to be seen, a spot at which he said there should be five feet of snow this time of […]

Oil wells produce even more water than oil

Mar 3, 2015
Huge amounts of wastewater must be disposed of, much of it in deep wells.

Fun Fact Friday: It's a soupy mess

Feb 27, 2015
We discuss the week that was and highlight a few fun facts from the week in news.

For public good, not for profit.

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.

California's wells are going dry now, too

Aug 21, 2014
The long drought has led to a strain on groundwater - much like having too many straws in the same glass.

Fixing an aging infrastructure can cost billions

Aug 12, 2014
Crises like the water-main break at UCLA expose faults in city infrastructure.

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