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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

Taking the hydro out of hydropower

Apr 8, 2015
California's drought is affecting its energy.
Posted In: drought, california, energy, hydropower
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

The aqueduct that gave rise to Los Angeles

Mar 31, 2015
William Mulholland brought water to a parched Los Angeles.
Posted In: L.A. Department of Water and Power, california, drought

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

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