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California takes sweeping steps to conserve water in drought

posted on April 10, 2015 at 3:27 PM

California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought. State regulators are naming and shaming local water departments that have let water wasters slide — and forcing agencies to slash water use by as... Full Story

California takes sweeping steps to conserve water in drought

posted on April 2, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Gary Whitlock watched water run to a sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned whether California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous... Full Story

Federal funding in short supply for rural water projects

posted on April 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM

A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water each year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities. Full Story

$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:19 PM

A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation. Full Story

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues
Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding. Full Story

Warm February takes toll on mountain snowpack in West

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday. Full Story

Some California Farmers To Go Without Federal Water

posted on March 6, 2015 at 3:26 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or... Full Story

US and EU Look For Expanded Agricultural Trade in 2015

posted on February 27, 2015 at 6:17 PM

US and EU Look For Expanded Agricultural Trade in 2015
While the impact of persistent drought was mentioned as a potential challenge, the outlook was generally positive late last week at USDA’s ninety-first annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. Full Story

Colorado mountain snow is bright spot during drought in West

posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Full Story

Federal government to boost drought funding by $50 million

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters its fourth dry year, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday. Full Story

Parts of Iowa, Missouri nearing drought status

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Parts of Iowa, Missouri and other Midwest states are teetering close to drought status. Full Story

Forecasts Show Drought Continuing in California, Southwest

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Federal agencies released a pair of forecasts showing dry conditions will persist in parts of the drought-stricken West, suggesting there won't be enough snow to boost water supplies. Full Story

California Snow Survey Shows Higher Snowpack

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:26 PM

The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought. Full Story

Texas Ranchers Seeking Alternative Incomes

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Cattle producers in the nation's top beef-producing state are doing everything they can to make up for the smaller profits since the drought, which began in early 2011, forced a widespread culling of herds. Though limited supplies have prompted a... Full Story

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014
2014 was full of big stories impacting rural America. Politics, protests and policymaking played out across the country, including discussions aimed at cutting the amount of ethanol in renewable fuel mandates. Full Story
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