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Vertical Growing Takes Off in Tulsa

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Vertical Growing Takes Off in Tulsa
The Oklahoma landscape is dominated by oil pumping jacks and cattle. But in one area of Tulsa, a new type of greenhouse has sprung up. Part new business opportunity, part environmentally conscious philosophy, Scissortail Farms has embarked on a... Full Story

EPA: Clean Water Rule in Effect Despite Court Ruling

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. Full Story

Judge blocks new federal rule on jurisdiction of waterways

posted on August 27, 2015 at 4:22 PM

A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. Full Story

Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams

posted on August 21, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams
The Golden State ranks 1st in the nation for grape production and 4th in the world for wine production, behind Italy, France, and Spain. But in the past few decades, California winemakers have begun to see vintners in other states bring out... Full Story

Records: California plans taking land for huge water tunnels

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:36 PM

State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by... Full Story

Officials: Less chance of Colorado River water cuts in 2017

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Wet weather in May and June brought good news Monday from federal water managers keeping close tabs on the Colorado River water supply for about 40 million residents in seven Southwest U.S. states. Full Story

California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure... Full Story

13 states want judge to block new federal water rule

posted on August 14, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Thirteen states led by North Dakota are asking a federal judge in Bismarck to block a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters. Full Story

California zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid drought

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:55 PM

California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June. Full Story

Dry California shows it's serious about enforcing water cuts

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:19 PM

California drought regulators sent the strongest signal yet that they're serious about cracking down on water waste by proposing a first-of-its kind, $1.5 million fine against a group of farmers they say illegally took water. Full Story

Annual checkup of Earth's climate says we're in hotter water

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:53 PM

In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water. Full Story

California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmers

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:51 PM

California water regulators flexed their muscles on Thursday by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up... Full Story

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

posted on June 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California
The parched earth of California's Central Valley is begging for rain…and so are the farmers who use it to grow a majority of the nation’s fresh produce. Those who make a living with agriculture are enduring their fourth straight year of record... Full Story

Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing

posted on June 5, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing
Western Drought took center stage this week at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on the opposite coast, where 57 percent of the region is experiencing moderate to severe drought. Full Story

EPA: No widespread harm to drinking water from fracking

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water... Full Story
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