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

What does it mean for a company to be "water-positive"?

Nov 5, 2021
Journalist Amanda Schupak explains how companies like PepsiCo are trying to put more water into the environment than they take out.
The Atchafalaya River in Louisiana is plagued by a buildup of dirt, sand and silt. As some water sources face stress, some companies have pledged to strengthen them.
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More people unable to pay utility bills, with colder months coming

Nov 13, 2020
Electric and gas debt is expected to be more than $24 billion by the end of this year, at least three times what it was last year.
The protections against shut-offs are lifting and disconnections have already begun.
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EPA poised to roll back what waterways are protected

Dec 11, 2018
The Trump administration is set to release a plan that would redefine which bodies of water are protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act.
The Trump administration is set to release a plan that would redefine which bodies of water are protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act. 
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Why tariffs threaten to raise the cost of drinking water

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Oct 25, 2018
The Trump administration's tariffs on steel, aluminum and more than $250 billion worth of Chinese products are turning up in the darndest of places.
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Why tariffs threaten to raise the cost of drinking water

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Oct 25, 2018
The Trump administration's tariffs on steel, aluminum and more than $250 billion worth of Chinese products are turning up in the darndest of places.
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Pepsi catches up to SodaStream’s success

Aug 22, 2018
Why PepsiCo is going all in on the DIY fizz biz.
A general view at SodaStream's celebration of National Hydration Day on June 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
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How businesses in Puerto Rico are recovering after Maria

Dec 18, 2017
"It's basically been a lot of effort to try and stay on my feet."
A convenience store in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico is open, after the owner lost $25000 in spoiled goods after Hurricane Maria.
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Chicago's decaying water system is delivering disparate rates

Nov 9, 2017
Minority and lower-income residents are struggling to pay skyrocketing bills for a basic resource, says Patrick O'Connell of the Chicago Tribune.
“How far you are away from Lake Michigan doesn't always correspond with how much you pay for water,” says journalist Patrick O'Connell.
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Water managers look to new ways to save

Oct 3, 2017
Phoenix made a deal with the nearby Gila River Indian Community to share the tribe's water supply.
The Gila River Indian Community could have chosen to bank their water in underground storage systems through recharge facilities like this one on their reservation. 
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