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Ohio Offers No-Interest Loans in Water Toxin Fight

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:40 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to a water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without... Full Story

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

posted on July 18, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California
Responding to the worst drought in four decades in California, state leaders passed dramatic legislation this week aimed at conserving the remaining supply of water. Full Story

A Look at How Water is Bought, Sold in California

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

(Associated Press) - Farmers, city managers and energy companies alike are hustling to find water amid the withering drought sweeping California. But hunting for water can be complicated when there is little for sale.  Those with water to... Full Story

Food companies work with farmers on sustainability

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:54 PM

A nonprofit network of investors, companies and public interest groups says in a new report that manufacturers depending on U.S. corn and other commodities must send strong signals to farmers to help preserve water and soil. Full Story

Water woes force big brewers to tighten the tap

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfire threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year. Full Story

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

posted on May 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California
With California locked in third consecutive year of extreme drought, the issue of water rights also is heating up. Some farmers, however, receive as much water they want through an antiquated system of water allocations that was initially... Full Story

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

EPA Water Task Force to Work with Universities

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:40 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement to work with 12 universities.  The EPA says states... Full Story

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination

posted on May 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Red River diversion stays in water bill

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Authorization for the Red River diversion will be included in a water projects bill negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate. Full Story

House, Senate unveil water project bill compromise

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

House and Senate negotiators on Thursday unveiled a compromise bill that authorizes billions of dollars for water projects over the next decade, from flood protections in California to deepening Georgia's rapidly growing Port of Savannah. Full Story

California Drought Triggers Gold Rush While NASA Soars Above

posted on March 28, 2014 at 6:23 PM

California Drought Triggers Gold Rush While NASA Soars Above
Even though spring has sprung in some parts of America, unprecedented drought in California has yet to shift gears . Full Story

California Farmers Hire Dowsers To Find Water

posted on March 7, 2014 at 2:56 PM

While both state and federal water scientists disapprove of dowsing, California "witchers" are busy as farmers seek to drill more groundwater wells due to the state's record drought that persists despite recent rain. Full Story

Water bottler faces opposition in California

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Spring water bottler Crystal Geyser's plans to tap an aquifer at the base of Mount Shasta in far Northern California is running into opposition from some residents, environmentalists and Native American tribes. Full Story

Farmers: Obama's drought relief efforts lacking

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said Friday that the financial assistance President Barack Obama is delivering on his visit does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems. Full Story
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