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Blizzard, tornadoes and politics collide in rural America

posted on February 5, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Blizzard, tornadoes and politics collide in rural America
This week, an old-fashioned winter storm blasted a region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Full Story

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers

posted on February 5, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers
Their livestock have grazed the high plains of eastern New Mexico for generations, but the domestic energy boom of the past decade has some ranchers saying ‘there goes the neighborhood.’ Full Story

Experts to study food safety of oilfield wastewater

posted on January 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM

More farmers in drought-stricken California are using oilfield wastewater to irrigate, and a new panel on Tuesday began taking one of the state's deepest looks yet at the safety of using the chemical-laced water on food crops.. Full Story

California temporarily curbing water to spare vanishing fish

posted on January 15, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Saying current water conditions pose particular peril for the state's tiny, disappearing Delta smelt, federal officials moved Thursday to temporarily reduce water deliveries for farmers and millions of other Californians. Full Story

El Nino Whips Pacific Coast, lowers drought level

posted on January 8, 2016 at 1:41 PM

El Nino Whips Pacific Coast, lowers drought level
El Nino is proving his might along the western United States, again pounding the region with heavy amounts of rain. Full Story

California Sinking Land Costs

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:45 PM

A canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places. Full Story

2015 in rural America

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:43 PM

2015 in rural America
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D – Rhode Island: “At $50 per barrel, this pipeline could already be a zombie pipeline…dead man walking.   The Keystone Pipeline was billed as a way to move oil from the tar sands of Canada... Full Story

More states wade into legal fight on greenhouse gases

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:11 PM

A legal battle is brewing in Washington over President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting states economically dependent on fossil fuels against those already suffering from longer droughts, stronger storms and higher... Full Story

Drought, other factors contribute to larger Texas wildfires

posted on October 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Larger, more threatening wildfires are occurring at greater rates as Texas faces lingering drought, consistent development — driven by millions of new residents and the spread of outlying suburbs — and changes in how the state's land is used. Full Story

Lingering drought heightens worries of extinction for salmon

posted on October 30, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Another deadly summer of drought has heightened fears of extinction in the wild for an iconic California salmon, federal officials said Wednesday. Full Story

Experts urge cautious approach on Great Lakes fish farming

posted on October 30, 2015 at 2:08 PM

The State Water Resources Control Board is poised to reveal what enforcement methods it is taking to ensure people continue to reduce their monthly water use by 25 percent during California's relentless drought. Full Story

California Explores Alternative Water Sources

posted on October 23, 2015 at 8:48 PM

California Explores Alternative Water Sources
With temperatures up, precipitation down, and snowpack elusive, four consecutive years of drought have tested California’s mettle. Full Story

Oakland A's Billy Beane is among district's top water users

posted on October 16, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Oakland Athletics executive Billy Beane and a retired Chevron Oil executive are among the top excessive water users in a district east of San Francisco, a utility's records show. Full Story

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers

posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers
Their livestock have grazed the high plains of eastern New Mexico for generations, but the domestic energy boom of the past decade has some ranchers saying ‘there goes the neighborhood.’ Full Story

Town struggles to conduct daily functions in everyday life

posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Town struggles to conduct daily functions in everyday life
California's drought has hit some places harder than others. Full Story
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